Hybrid GPS/LORAN-C: A next-generation of sole means air navigation

by van Graas, Frank

Abstract (Summary)
This paper describes a new technique that hybridizes the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Long Range Navigation System,LORAN-C, based on a generic pseudorange processing technique. The concept, theoretical analysis, and justification of a hybrid GPS/LORAN-C system are presented, along with a scheme for meeting sole means of navigation requirements. Following the design and modeling phase, a prototype hybrid GPS/LORAN-C receiver was developed and implemented. The hybrid GPS/LORAN-C receiver concept was proven through an actual flight test, which was referenced to a Differential GPS truth trajectory. The hybrid system has the potential to meet all requirements for a next generation of sole means of air navigation for the conterminous United States.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Ohio University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:hybrid gps loran c air navigation system navstar global positioning


Date of Publication:01/01/1988

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