Accession Number : AD0479129


Title :   PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE USE OF SATELLITES TO NAVIGATE AIRCRAFT.


Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,


Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Bauer, R H ; Bourguignon, W A ; Ferriter, P G


Report Date : Jan 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 34


Abstract : This document reports the results of a test program in which the Navy's Navigational Satellite System was technically evaluated as a prospective aid to aircraft navigation. The following conclusions are reached: (1) aircraft position can be accurately measured by the existing Navigational Satellite System; (2) an operational aircraft aid to navigation which used the Navigational Satellite System is possible without an extensive developmental effort; (3) position fix accuracy of an operational system would be superior to fix accuracies obtained in the test program; and (4) the Navigation Satellite System provides a means of world-wide, all-weather, high-accuracy aircraft navigation, passive on the part of the user and impractical to effectively jam. (Author)


Descriptors :   *NAVIGATION SATELLITES , RADIO NAVIGATION , AIRCRAFT , RADIO RECEIVERS , RADIO EQUIPMENT , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , LABORATORIES , FLIGHT TESTING , ERRORS , POSITION FINDING , INSTRUMENTATION , AIRBORNE , DOPPLER NAVIGATION , DOPPLER SYSTEMS , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS , PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS , INERTIAL NAVIGATION , CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE , ALL WEATHER AVIATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE