THE OMEGA NAVIGATION SYSTEM

E. R. Swanson and M. L. Tibbals

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Omega is a very long-range VLF navigation system generating hyperbolic lines-of-position by phase difference measurements of 10.2 kc/s time-shared transmissions. A new multifrequency signal format is described which will increase the system utility. The background, theory, and results of a six-year developmental effort on the omega navigation sytem are presented. A worldwide system employing eight stations is feasible. Such a system would be straightforward in use and have an accuracy of one-half to one mile. Operational results of twenty-five shipboard installations are presentd.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 12, Number 1
Pages: 24 - 35
Cite this article: Swanson, E. R., Tibbals, M. L., "THE OMEGA NAVIGATION SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 1965, pp. 24-35.
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