EVALUATION OF LORAN-C/D AIRBORNE SYSTEMS.
Final rept. Nov 66-Nov 69,
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The performance of three Loran-C airborne receivercomputer systems was investigated during flights in the U.S. Northeast Corridor to determine the feasibility of using Loran-C signals and equipment to navigate VSTOL vehicles in that area. Flight tests were conducted in a C-130 and DC-6 fixed wing aircraft, and a CH-47C helicopter. Tracking radar was used on several of the flights to determine the airborne Loran-C equipment accuracy. Oscilloscope photographs of the received signals and strip chart recordings of the received 50 kHz to 150 kHz spectrum were used to establish the Loran-C signal, noise, and interference conditions throughout the Northeast Corridor. Test results showed that existing Loran-C signals and the systems did establish aircraft positions from the ground to operating altitudes in the Northeast Corridor. However, the equipment interfering signal rejection ability and reliability were not adequate for immediate operational use. Author
- Air Navigation and Guidance