Accession Number:

ADA128633

Title:

Alaska Loran-C Flight Test Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug-Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS CONTROL TECHNOLOGY INC WEST PALM BEACH FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This report contains the description and results of a Loran-C flight test program conducted in the State of Alaska. The testing period was from August 1982 to September 1982. The purpose of the flight test was to identify applicable Loran-C accuracy data for the Alaskan air taxi and light aircraft operators so that a Supplemental Type Certificate STC can be issued in the Alaska Region for the Loran-C system tested Teledyne TDL-711. Navigation system errors were quantified for the Loran-C unit tested. The errors were computed from knowledge of position calculated from ground truth data and the indicated position of the navigator. Signal coverage, bias and flight technical error data were also obtained. Multilateration ground truth, photographic ground truth, and data acquisition systems were carried aboard the test aircraft. The tests were concentrated in the southwest part of the Alaskan mainland. An interconnecting network of routes west of Anchorage and south of a line from Fairbanks to Kotzebue were flown for data collection.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE