eLoran transmitting in US
Friday 19 June saw the start of eLoran test transmissions in the US.
New Jersey Congressman Frank LoBiondo threw the switch at the decommissioned Loran-C station at Wildwood NJ to begin transmission of the enhanced Loran signals.
The signal - part of a year-long test - should have a range of up to a 1,000 miles and will be used to establish whether the old Loran-C facilities could become the foundation for a nationwide eLoran network to provide positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) information throughout the US.
US companies Exelis (since acquired by Harris) and UrsaNav, together with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) and the US Coast Guard, have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) for testing and demonstration of eLoran at former Loran-C sites - see previous news below.
Already being employed operationally in UK and other parts of Europe, eLoran is seen as an ideal complement to GNSS to provide resilient PNT - not only in the face of GNSS natural or intentional denial, but in areas such as urban canyons or indoors.
The decommissioned Wildwood Coast Guard base had run Loran operations from 1947 to 2010.
Details from the links below . .