VLF PULSE TIMING: LIMITATIONS AND POTENTIAL AS A COMPANION TO OMEGA

The potential accuracy of VLF pulse (envelope) timing is severely limited by vagaries of the propagation medium and atmospheric noise due to spherics. These limitations are discussed in depth. The conclusion is that VLF pulse-timing accuracy corresponding to about 5 n. mi. should be possible over very long ranges up to 5000 n. mi. A hypothetical system employing pulse transmitters co-located at the Omega sites is explored. It is proposed that such a pulse system and the present phase-only Omega system could serve to complement each other as a coarse-fine system.

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    • Proceedings ION National Aerospace Meeting (Inst of Navig), Denver, Colorado, April 13-14, 1977.
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  • Authors:
    • BROWN, R G
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00188609
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM