Navigation Systems

Navigation Systems

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Navigational systems is a rather large subject area. This chapter covers basic radio aids to navigation such as very-high-frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR), tactical air navigation (TACAN), nondirectional beacon (NDB), and distance measuring equipment (DME). It also covers self-contained navigational systems such as inertial navigation systems (INSs), Doppler navigation systems (DNSs), and the global positioning system (GPS). Additional topics of interrogate friend or foe (IFF), mode S, and data link are also addressed. This chapter also covers a brief discussion on long-range navigation (LORAN).

Chapter Contents:

  • 5.0 Introduction
  • 5.1 History
  • 5.2 Basic Navigation
  • 5.3 Radio Aids to Navigation
  • 5.4 Radio Aids to Navigation Testing
  • 5.5 Inertial Navigation Systems
  • 5.6 Doppler Navigation Systems
  • 5.7 Global Positioning System
  • 5.8 Identification Friend or Foe
  • 5.9 Data Links
  • 5.10 Long-Range Navigation
  • 5.11 Selected Questions for Chapter 5

Inspec keywords: Global Positioning System; distance measurement; military avionics; military aircraft; inertial navigation; Doppler measurement; aircraft navigation

Other keywords: tactical air navigation; aircraft avionics; long range navigation; inertial navigation systems; TACAN; data link; distance measuring equipment; self-contained navigational system; global positioning system; aircraft navigation Systems; Doppler navigation systems; interrogate friend or foe; LORAN; mode S; nondirectional beacon; very-high-frequency omnidirectional range

Subjects: Spatial variables measurement; Avionics; Satellite communication systems; Radionavigation and direction finding

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