A COMPARISON OF AIR RADIONAVIGATION SYSTEMS (FOR HELICOPTERS IN OFF-SHORE AREAS)
This paper examines the technical potential of ten navigation systems that may meet specific IFR en route navigation requirements for helicopters operating in off-shore areas. Technical factors considered essential for navigation are: (1) operational range, (2) operational altitude, (3) accuracy, and (4) reliability. Not addressed in this paper are such operational factors as pilot workload, number of way points, type of display, etc. Estimated user equipment cost will be included because of its importance in system selection. (Author)
Washington, DC United States
- Quinn, G H
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Distance measuring equipment; Doppler navigation; Flight paths; Global Positioning System; Helicopters; Inertial navigation systems; Loran; Navigational aids; Navigational satellites; Offshore structures; Omega navigation system; Radio beacons; Radio navigation; Satellite navigation systems; Tactical air navigation system; Very low frequency
- Old TRIS Terms: Offshore operations
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Bridges and other structures;
- Accession Number: 00146057
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-146 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM