David L. Olsen

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Abstract: This paper describes the U.S. radionavigation planning process, the biennial development of the Federal Radionavigation Plan (FRP), and the FRP’s impact on international radionavigation planning. Particular emphasis is devoted to the 1988 edition of the FRP and its statement concerning the policy and plans for Federally provided radionavigation systems into the early part of the next century. The FRP has received international attention as the U.S. policy document for the operation of its systems overseas. The FRP has international significance because every Federally operated radionavigation system is used by the international community, and because several systems are operated jointly in cooperation with other nations. Policy changes are preceded by an intensive consideration of operational, technical, economic, and institutional issues. The 1988 FRP contains several policy changes that affect international radionavigation planning. Significant issues include the phase-in of GPS, the phase-out or phase-over of existing systems, and the associated transition periods.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 36, Number 4
Pages: 323 - 336
Cite this article: Olsen, David L., "THE FEDERAL RADIONAVIGATION PLAN AND ITS IMPACT ON INTERNATIONAL RADIONAVIGATION PLANNING", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 36, No. 4, Winter 1989-1990, pp. 323-336.
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