THE OMEGA NAVIGATION SYSTEM

John W. Brogden

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Abstract: THIS PAPER PRESENTS a brief history of the development of the Omega system, the current status and the future plans as they are known. A detailed description of the system will not be given, as it has been thoroughly described in ION Journals and other publications. The research and development of the system is nearing completion. Charts and sky-wave correction tables are available for the operating areas, military receivers have been developed and evaluated under actual conditions, and the station design and operating procedures are essentially frozen. The principle studies now being carried out at the Naval Research Laboratory at this time are concerned with lane identification and special problems peculiar to aircraft. New shipboard receivers are being procured by Naval Electronic Systems Command, aircraft’receivers by Naval Air Systems Command and a development contract for an aircraft coordinate converter has been awarded NRL. The Naval Electronics Laboratory Center for Command, Control and Communication is continuing with the station implementation program and developing improved sky-wave correction tables. Omega has been in a limitsed operational status since the spring of 1966 according to international standards. The down times have been limited to those required for station improvements and preventive maintenance.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 15, Number 2
Pages: 115 - 118
Cite this article: Brogden, John W., "THE OMEGA NAVIGATION SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1968, pp. 115-118.
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