Omega is reviewed from the vantage point of several years operational experience with the system in nearly final configuration. After identification of some possible shortcomings or deficiencies, system design parameters are re-examined with a view to determining possible investigations, modifications, or changes which might mitigate or lead to elimination of difficulties. The primary form of review is a re-examination of design in hindsight using modern theory and considering modern engineering options to determine weaknesses and areas susceptible to improvement. Potential coverage limitations were identified in several areas while a coverage deficiency in central North America is to be expected. Significant reception difficulties have been noted in aircraft. Specific recommendations are made for investigations leading to improved receiver design and to mitigate reception problems in aircraft. Despite system maturity, a considerable and perhaps surprising latitude exists for modifications. Methods are presented by which one or more additional stations can be added without obsoleting existing equipments. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ocean Systems Center

    San Diego, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Swanson, E R
    • Britt, J E
    • Smith, A N
  • Publication Date: 1978-6-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: 86 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOSC/TR-283 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1980 12:00AM