INITIAL FAA TESTS ON THE NAVSTAR GPS Z-SET

Robert J. Esposito

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The FAA received a NAVSTAR GPS Z-set for independent test and evaluation after this receiver was acceptance-tested aboard a United States Air Force C-141 aircraft over the Yuma Proving Ground instrumented range. This paper describes the initial familiarization studies conducted by the FAA in a twin turboprop engine Grumman Gulfstream, with the Z-set in a stand-alone configuration. The familiarization studies included satellite shielding tests, satellite acquisition/reacquisition tests, non-precision approaches to five East Coast airports, and operations in high noise/RF1 environments (over airports, cities, and TV towers).
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 28, Number 3
Pages: 206 - 213
Cite this article: Esposito, Robert J., "INITIAL FAA TESTS ON THE NAVSTAR GPS Z-SET", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 28, No. 3, Fall 1981, pp. 206-213.
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