Accession Number:

ADA058544

Title:

An Analysis of Radio Navigation Sensor Accuracies Associated with Area Navigation (RNAV).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 74-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

Flight test data gathered during a series of RNAV flight tests are presented. The report concentrates on the radio navigation sensor errors and the resulting errors in position determination that are inherent in area navigation RNAV operation in the terminal area. Statistical data, as well as distribuutions of the errors, are presented. Also included is a comparison of the Advisory Circular 90-45A tangent point table calculated from regression equations. One standard deviation of 1.4 nautical miles for very high frequency omnidirectional radio range VOR and 0.11 nautical mile for distance measuring equipment DME were computed from the flight test data. These statistics represent combined ground and airborne sensor errors.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE