LORAN-C REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT (LRE)

G. R. Goodman and R. P. Oswitt

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: A program was initiated by the U.S. Coast Guard during 1973 to develop a Loran-C Replacement Equipment (LRE) package to replace or improve the existing Loran-C ground station equipment. The overall goal of this program is to improve LORSTA operational performance while simultaneously reducing personnel and equipment operating costs Evaluation of the LRE at 12 LORSTAs during the past two years has shown that the program goal has been achieved. In addition, use of the LRE permits operation of secondary LORSTAs in a semi-automated mode. This paper describes a joint effort by the Electronics Engineering Division, Coast Guard Headquarters (G-EEE) and Electronics Engineering Center, Wildwood, N.J. (EECEN) engineers to develop, evaluate, and plan for expansion of the LRE program. In addition, the function, operation, and interaction of each individual LRE unit is described.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 23, Number 3
Pages: 228 - 236
Cite this article: Goodman, G. R., Oswitt, R. P., "LORAN-C REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT (LRE)", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall 1976, pp. 228-236.
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