North Atlantic OMEGA Navigation System Validation
Final rept. 3 Aug 1979-21 Jul 1980
ANALYTICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CORP BURLINGTON MA
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The OMEGA Navigation System provides a worldwide enroute positioning capability from eight transmitting stations. Although the operational transmitting stations now provide useful navigation signals, the system will not be declared fully operational until the validation program is completed in 1985. The validation program is being accomplished on a regional basis through a measurement process conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard. The North Atlantic is the second region to be validated. The data base for the North Atlantic Validation consisted of LOP Phase measurements from 36 stations of the OMEGA Navigation System Operations Detail ONSOD worldwide monitor network and signal amplitude measurements, both ground and airborne, throughout the area collected by the Naval Ocean Systems Center NOSC. These data were supplemented with integrated OMEGASatellite shipboard measurements and numerous OMEGA measurements and observations from ship and aircraft users, both civilian and military, from several countries.
- Navigation and Guidance