Accession Number:

ADA030813

Title:

Military Potential Test of a Doppler Navigator in a Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Feb-12 Jun 1964

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION BOARD FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The Military Potential Test of a Doppler Navigator in a Fixed-Wing Aircraft was conducted by USAAVNTBD personnel in the vicinity of Fort Rucker, Alabama, and Tampa, Florida. The test items weight, power requirments, accuracy, repeatability, and reliability did not meet the requirements of the MCs and SCL 5953. The test item was not suitable for tactical use and was marginally acceptable from a human factors standpoint. It was concluded that the test item is not suitable for Army use and recommended that the Test item be given no further consideration for Army use. The test Doppler navigator is a three-beam, interrupted-CW system operating at 13,325 megacycles. It provides point-to-point navigation from a known base to any number of destinations without use of ground-based navigation aids or visual reference to the ground. The system consists of a receiver-transmitter unit with attached antenna, a frequency-converter tracker, a high-voltage power supply, and a navigation computer with necessary controls and read-out instruments.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE