Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Ankrum, Aaron G. URN etd-03302010-020359 Title Application of systems engineering methods to the design of an aviation navigation system Degree Master of Science Department Systems Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Pratt, Timothy J. Committee Chair Blanchard, Benjamin S. Jr. Committee Member MacDonald, Vincent J. Jr. Committee Member Keywords
- Global Positioning System
Date of Defense 1994-10-06 Availability restricted Abstract
The need for an aviation navigation system is established from examining the phase out of current systems and the delay in the development of replacement systems. The systems engineering approach has been applied to ensure that a capable system is developed. After establishing the need, two GPS based methods of creating an aviation navigation system are examined. A system based on the differential GPS method is chosen as the most feasible.
The functional analysis, operational requirements and maintenance concept are defined based on the differential GPS choice. A conceptual system design is then described for each system element, the ground beacon element and the aircraft element. The allocation of requirements, element architecture and element reliability are examined in the conceptual design.
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