An airspace analysis according to area navigation requirements


Aircraft navigation within controlled airspace is carried out using on-board positioning systems capable to determine the coordinates of aircraft location with the system performance that meet navigation specifications requirements. The article proposes a descriptive set theory use to navigational aids network analysis in order to determine the positioning performance of the navigation system at predefined airspace volume. The uniqueness of the study is shape evaluation of areas that correspond to navigation specifications requirements and area research of different positioning techniques based on navigational aids such as DME/DME, VOR/DME, and VOR/VOR. An analysis of Ukrainian airspace has been done as an example.

Keyword : navigation, RNAV, PBN, navigational aids, performance, area, air space, aircraft, DME, VOR

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Ostroumov, I., Kharchenko, V. and Kuzmenko, N. 2019. An airspace analysis according to area navigation requirements. Aviation. 23, 2 (May 2019), 36-42. DOI:
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