Accession Number:

AD0404586

Title:

OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION DOPPLER NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR F-100 (RYANAV 4 DOPPLER)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The capability of a prototype RYANAV IV Doppler Radar to provide accurate inputs to the ANASN-25 Computer and the BANDS Pictorial Display was evaluated at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during the period 1 August 1962 to 1 February 1963. The system was installed in an F-100F aircraft with the doppler radar mounted in an external fuel tank. The RYANAV IV Doppler Radar was very accurate but the full potential of the system is limited by the inaccurate heading reference system presently installed in the F-100 aircraft. The altitude and attitude capability of the system is more than adequate for normal tactical fighter navigational maneuvering. A navigation system having performance characteristics of the type tested would greatly improve the operational capability of tactical strike aircraft, particularly in marginal weather or at night.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE