Accession Number:

ADA011210

Title:

Oceanic Air Route Navigation with Cycle Match Loran-C.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 74-Jan 75,

Corporate Author:

EASTERN AIR LINES INC MIAMI FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A Loran-C cycle matching receiver Decca Model ADL-81 was evaluated in line service to determine its qualification as a potential replacement for Loran-A. The receiver and associated components were installed on an Eastern Air Lines L1011 aircraft and data were collected by a qualified navigator on the routes between the U.S. Mainland and Puerto Rico. Results of the program indicate that cycle match-line Loran-C is a satisfactory substitute for Loran-A where usable signals are available. The equipment under evaluation provided excellent accuracy and required less flight crew attention than is normally demanded by the present Loran-A systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE