CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LORAN-D

R. L. Frank

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Loran-D is a highly accurate pulsed hyperbolic navigation system similar to and compatible with Loran-C, but designed for military tactical use. The helicopter-transportable-transmitter stations have quickly erectable antennas using new tower technology. A signal range over half that of Loran-C is achieved by the fortunate propagation characteristics of 100 KHz waves, by a modified compatible signal format and by improved transmitter solid state technology. Deployments of the stations in the U.S. and Europe are described. The potential uses of Loran-D include: gap filler in Loran-C coverage, a transportable survey system, and long range navigation coverage for many civilian applications.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 21, Number 3
Pages: 234 - 241
Cite this article: Frank, R. L., "CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN LORAN-D", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 21, No. 3, Fall 1974, pp. 234-241.
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