A MULTI-DME/INERTIAL SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT POSITIONING

R. W. Latham and P. T. Richards

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: A test system was assembled to explore the concept of aircraft positioning by combining inertial navigation system data with DME range measurements acquired sequentially from multiple stations. Post-flight processing software was developed using computer simulated data, with many of the predicted performance parameters later confirmed by flight tests. The results indicate that horizontal positioning accuracies of ten to fifteen meters (CEP) and rms velocity errors better than 0.1 meter per second are achievable with the system.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 24, Number 1
Pages: 72 - 83
Cite this article: Latham, R. W., Richards, P. T., "A MULTI-DME/INERTIAL SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT POSITIONING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 1977, pp. 72-83.
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