TACAN/INS Performance Evaluation (TIPE) Flight Test Report.
Rept. for 29 Apr-24 May 86,
TEST WING (4950TH) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The TACANINS Performance Evaluation test program investigated the feasibility of test missions requiring aircraft position information without using dedicated ground based tracking radars. This test examined the accuracy of the aircrafts TACAN receiver and on board inertial navigation system by comparing data from these airborne systems with information from a ground based precision laser tracker. Data analysis concentrated on the distance measuring equipment information from the TACAN transceiver. The report contains a summary of the data collected as well as a description of the data reduction techniques, including dual DME position fixing and three dimensional coordinate transformations. The results indicate that a dual TACAN positioning system can provide accurate position fixing. Keywords Interial measurement unit Laser tracking Accuracy Radio Navigation Flight testing.
- Air Navigation and Guidance