The DOT National Plan for Navigation (NPN) is designed to provide a readily available document which addresses how the Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to meet its future needs and its obligation to the user. This is the third issue of the NPN. It is the official source of navigation system policy and plans for the DOT which is the major provider of civil used aids to navigation. In particular, it summarizes the plans for Government provided radio aids to navigation. While individual types of user equipment are not addressed, knowledge of system plans will enable equipment manufacturers to adjust their planning and scheduling. The NPN is the medium for addressing navigation problems. It describes the characteristics of navigation systems and then explains the various factors that must be considered in choosing a system and determining if one can be substituted for another. This document is intended to provide general information with references for the reader who wishes additional details. The background on navigation systems, currently available systems, and plans for future systems as well as phasing schedules are provided to enable the user to determine not only what is currently available, but to plan for probable obsolescence and the ability of new and improved systems. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes report dated April 72,AD-741 944.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Development and Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goldsmith, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TST-78-4
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM