SHIPBOARD EVALUATION OF AN OMEGA NAVIGATION SYSTEM USING AUTOMATIC PROPAGATION CORRECTIONS AND LATITUDE/LONGITUDE CONVERSION

This paper describes a five-day sea validation trial of the ESZ-1001/2000 Automatic Omega Navigator. The system consists of two elements. The sensor is the ESZ-1001 Marine Omega Receiver. This equipment, in production for more than three years, is in wide use in the merchant shipping industry. The second element, the new ESZ-2000 Navigation Computer, was developed to provide a direct display of latitude/longitude and other navigation data using phase information and timing signals from the ESZ-1001. The system description is developed from a statement of design objectives based on the navigational needs of the modern merchant ship. The paper then discusses the goals and the conduct of the sea validation trial. This is followed by a presentation of the quantitative and qualitative test results. Resulting modifications to the equations and data output format of the ESZ-2000 and general conclusions from the trial are presented.

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    • Presented at the National Marine Navigation Meeting, Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, Lincthicum Heights, Maryland, October 31-November 1, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Barker, A C
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00170505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM