Michael J. Neder

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Airborne OMEGA navigation technology is now entering its third generation. The first generation “OMEGA” offered affordable, worldwide navigation, principally in the North Atlantic and other oceanic areas requiring Sole Means of navigation certification. The second generation “OMEGANLF” featured maturing software and improved signal reception and handling characteristics which enabled it to meet the more stringent RNAV certification requirements. The third generation “OMEGANLF NAVIGATION MANAGEMENT (NMS)” now combines OMEGA/VLF navigation information with a variety of position sensor inputs, including; VORDME, DME/DME and GPS. The combination of advanced technology, mature OMEGA software and multiple position inputs now offers a cost effective, reliable and exceptionally flexible navigation system which satisfies a wide range of current and future navigation needs.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 33, Number 3
Pages: 250 - 256
Cite this article: Neder, Michael J., "PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE APPLICATIONS OF OMEGA NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGY", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 33, No. 3, Fall 1986, pp. 250-256.
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