Omega - GPS Interoperability for the Long Haul

Henry Schlachta

Abstract: Aircraft operators around the world increasingly demand multi-sensor systems because of their inherently greater potential far reliability and accuracy of navigation. Up to now, integration of these sensors into systems has been and is continuing to be performed by equipment manufacturers to fill this demand. This paper proposes, that beyond simple integration, the concept of interoperability of sensors can provide an even higher level of performance. This discussion is limited to Omega and the Global Position System since these systems are most complementary for long range navigation and of-fer an excellent method of reasonably priced, reliable and accurate aircraft navigation, both now. and into the next century. Omega is the only truly world-wide radio navigation system available today. Systems such as Loran-C, Decca and DME offer good accuracy, but are limited in coverage and are unlikely to be expanded to global coverage in the future for both technical and cost reasons. Only the satellite based global positioning systems of-fer any real alternative to Omega, and none are near implementation quite yet.
Published in: Proceedings of the 1989 National Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation
January 23 - 26, 1989
San Mateo, CA
Pages: 215 - 220
Cite this article: Schlachta, Henry, "Omega - GPS Interoperability for the Long Haul," Proceedings of the 1989 National Technical Meeting of The Institute of Navigation, San Mateo, CA, January 1989, pp. 215-220.
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