Differential Omega Navigation for the U.S. Coastal Confluence Region. Part I: Overview.
Research and development rept. Apr-Nov 73,
NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Differential Omega is a navigation system based upon the real-time dissemination of Omega corrections for an area around a monitor site at a known location. This investigation of its potential for meeting Navy navigational requirements in the U.S. coastal confluence region CCR, where traffic patterns tend to converge, finds that a system of 29 base stations -- only one of them new -- would provide CCR coverage with cross-track accuracy of about 14 nmi. Station spacing proposed for the Gulf of Mexico provides accuracy of 14 nmi or better throughout the fairway area. The publication of a series of volumes on differential Omega is projected. Author
- Navigation and Guidance