AN EVALUATION OF DIFFERENTIAL OMEGA FOR GENERAL AVIATION AREA NAVIGATION

W. M. Hollister and S. M. Dodge

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Abstract: This paper reports on a study which compared the expected cost and performance of Differential Omega with that of Loran-C and VORTAC for general aviation area navigation. Analysis is directed toward a comparison of the systems with respect to specified performance parameters and the cost-effectiveness of each system in relation to the specifications. Loran-C offers the highest performance with respect to accuracy. Differential Omega requires the least expenditure. It was found cost ineffective to attempt to obtain complete coverage by expanding the existing VORTAC system.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 22, Number 3
Pages: 259 - 273
Cite this article: Hollister, W. M., Dodge, S. M., "AN EVALUATION OF DIFFERENTIAL OMEGA FOR GENERAL AVIATION AREA NAVIGATION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 1975, pp. 259-273.
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