OMEGA VALIDATION OVER THE WESTERN PACIFIC AREA

Hourly averages of LOP phase measurement data taken over several months at seven fixed monitor sites located within the Western Pacific area were reviewed. These data were supplemented with data taken over the area by a dedicated flight test conducted by the U.S. Navy. In addition, several hundred operational Omega navigation observations provided by ship and aircraft crews were evaluated. Statistical analyses were performed on the data, the results of which were compared to predictions wherever possible. Summaries of the analysis results were reviewed, interpreted and structured in the form of tables and charts in order to present Omega performance guidelines with a reasonable degree of traceability to the basic measured data. Recommended sets of LOPs for regions within the Western Pacific area are presented along with alternate LOPs. Regions with marginal redundant coverage are identified. In addition, Omega coverage over those regions previously serviced by Loran-A was examined for adequacy.

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    • Paper was presented at Third Annual International Omega Association meeting in London, September 1978.
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    Institute of Navigation

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  • Authors:
    • Karkalik, F G
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00195797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Navigation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM