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Re-assessment of the Necessity of Flight Inspection as the Means for Validation of Final Approach Segment Data That Define Precision Approach Procedures Supported by Satellite Based Technologies

Provides an overview of the rationale used to developed WAAS and LAAS flight inspection criteria, and provides conclusions and recommendations regarding validation of FAS data block.

AVN FAS Final Report . . . . . PDF


Assessment of the Effectiveness of the RDH/ARDH Evaluation Methodology for the ILS Glideslope

An Ohio University study that provides a thorough review and recommendations of the mathematical computations used in FAA Order 8240.47C to apply a best-fit-straight-line analysis for Glideslopes

AVN RDH Report . . . . . PDF


Assessing the Validity of Using Actual Navigation Performance (ANP) Information for Supporting Designated Flight Inspection Operations

An Ohio University study that presents the results of the assessment to determine the suitability of ANP as a truth reference system for flight inspection applications.

AVN ANP Final Report . . . . . PDF


Review of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) System and Development of ADS-B Flight Inspection Requirements, Methodologies and Procedures

An Ohio University study to develop ADS-B flight inspection requirements and procedures. Additionally, flight inspection aircraft equipment requirements are detailed.

ADS-B Flight Inspection . . . . . PDF


Flight Inspection of Global Positioning System (GPS) Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) Precision Instrument Approach Procedures

An Ohio University study that provides LAAS Flight Inspection Requirement Recommendations and a draft LAAS Flight Inspection Order.

LAAS Flight Inspection Requirements. . . . . PDF

LAAS Flight Inspection Draft Order 8200.LAAS. . . . . PDF


TCH Variations for WAAS (LPV) Procedures

Ohio University study titled "Investigation of Threshold Crossing Height Variations for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) Approach Procedures."

TCH Variations for WAAS (LPV) Procedures . . . . . PDF

Appendicies for TCH Variations for WAAS (LPV) Procedures . . . . . PDF


Flight Inspection Guidance Comparison Study

Spohnheimer Consulting study to compare flight inspection guidance contained in ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Document 8071, and FAA Order 8200.1

Flight Inspection Guidance Comparison Study . . . . . PDF


Differences Report of Flight Inspection Guidance Comparison Study

Differences Report of Spohnheimer Consulting study to compare flight inspection guidance contained in ICAO Annex 10, ICAO Document 8071, and FAA Order 8200.1

Flight Inspection Differences Report . . . . . PDF


Validation of the Automatic Flight Inspection ILS Best Fit Straight Line (BFSL) Application

Ohio University study to validate the implementation of the Best Fit Straight Line algorithm used in the Automatic Flight Inspection System

Automatic Flight Inspection ILS Best Fit Straight Line. . . . . PDF


Review of FAA Distance Measuring Equipment - Area Navigation (DME RNAV) Flight Inspection Requirement for NEXGEN Automated Flight Inspection System

An assessment and comparison of the algorithms used in the RNAV Pro and flight inspection prototype AFIS software.

FAA Distance Measuring Equipment - Area Navigation. . . . . PDF


Use of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) as a Reference for Flight Inspection

A Stanford University study that concludes that INS can be replaced by a WAAS receiver for flight inspection of Cat I, Cat II, and Cat III ILS's.

WAAS as a Reference for Flight Inspection. . . . . PDF


Recommended Flight Measurement Methodology for Periodic Flight Inspection of GPS/RNAV Approach Procedures.

Study to investigate ways of maximizing the effectiveness of the flight inspection fleet for RNAV procedures without compromising the integrity of the flight inspection process.

03-05 GPS RNAV Report . . . . . PDF


Recommended WAAS Flight Measurement Requirements for Inspection of Commissioned GPS/Barometric VNAV Approach Procedures.

Ohio University report provides recommendations for WAAS flight inspection requirements of WAAS procedures that overlay existing, GPS/Baro VNAV approach procedures.

05-02 WAAS Report . . . . . PDF


Development of Provisional Flight Inspection Concepts for Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) Approach Procedures.

Ohio University report presents preliminary LAAS flight inspection concepts.

2000 LAAS Report . . . . . PDF


Development of Provisional Flight Inspection Criteria for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Approach Procedures.

Ohio University study that provide provisional flight-inspection criteria for WAAS precision approach procedures.

09-98 WAAS Report . . . . . PDF


Space Weather: Its Effect on GNSS, DGNSS, SBAS, and Flight Inspection

A Stanford University abstract that explores the magnitude of ionospheric delays and its variation over time, both over short time frames and over the centuries. Provides an explanation of how the various types of GNSS receivers deal with ionospheric issues and the impacts on flight inspection activities.

09-98 WAAS Report . . . . . PDF