Accession Number:

ADA300498

Title:

Passive Terrain Following (TF) Systems Composed of Digital Mapping and GPS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-11

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The combination of the Global Positioning System GPS, which can provide sufficiently accurate airplane position, speed, and direction, with the digital mapping system, which can provide terrain data on the surroundings of an air route, can produce the TF controlling commands necessary for terrain-followIng flight. A terrain-following system composed of digital mapping and GPS is a passive system. It completely eliminates the possibility of exposure due to emission of electromagnetic waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography
  • Air Navigation and Guidance
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE