Masters Theses

Abstract

"To determine the effectiveness of Very Low Frequency (VLF) navigation in certain areas of the world, it is necessary that a method be developed to estimate the positional error associated with VLF relative positioning techniques. This paper presents a method which consists of a least-mean-squared procedure to sum up the errors contributed by each station being monitored. Since phase jitter (i.e., phase fluctuation) is a random variable, a statistical approach is employed to produce a one Σ ellipse centered about the true position. In short, this method defines the size and orientation of an area called an error ellipse which contains the indicated position of the receiver. Obviously, this method does not reveal the exact location of the receiver, rather it gives us a statistical estimate of the area in which the indicated position is located 68% of the time"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Adair, James E.

Committee Member(s)

Ziemer, Rodger E.
Winrich, Lonny B.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vii, 30, A1-A13, 2 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-75).

Rights

© 1970 Jimmie D. McGinnis, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Radio in navigation -- Statistics
Geographical positions -- Computer simulation
Radio frequency
Error analysis (Mathematics)

Thesis Number

T 2445

Print OCLC #

6027315

Electronic OCLC #

859672452

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