Accession Number:

ADA324611

Title:

Availability Assessment of Alternative Precision Approach and Landing System Architectures,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1994-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This paper presents results of a comparative assessment of the availability of alternative differential Global Positioning System DGPS precision approach and landing system architectures. The baseline availability for comparison is developed based on the performance of the current Instrument Landing System ILS. The analysis addresses the number and positioning of geostationary satellites that are needed to achieve the availability requirements and identifies a possible role for pseudolites. Analysis of temporal availability characteristics of DGPS provides additional operational insight.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE