ORLANDO, Fla. Cobham AvComm is introducing, during the National Business Aviation Asocciation Business Aviation Convetion and Exhibition (NBAA - EBACE), Positional Simulator to support Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and post approval testing for ADS-B equipment installations per FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-165B.
For R&D and factory test, the app will control Cobham’s IFF-45TS/A MK XII/A Bench Test Set and the GPSG-1000 for ADS-B Out performance. A complete, detailed ADS-B Out compliance report in FAA format, including a measurement for total latency, can be generated showing Pass/Fail criteria.
Any airspace that requires the use of a Transponder will on 1 Jan. 2020 also require aircraft to be equipped with a Version 2 ADS-B Out system, either a 1090ES (DO-260B) ADS-B system or a UAT (DO-282B) ADS-B system.
For aircraft operating above FL180 (18,000 feet) or to comply with ADS-B mandates outside the United States, aircraft must be equipped with a Mode-S transponder-based ADS-B transmitter. Aircraft operating below 18,000 feet and within the United States ADS-B rule airspace must be equipped with either a Mode-S transponder-based ADS-B transmitter or with UAT equipment.
“We’re very excited to introduce to the industry an application that will allow a complete test of AC 20-165B prior to flying the aircraft,” says Guy Hill, director of avionics test products for Cobham AvComm. “Equipment installations can be completed more quickly and with fewer issues to help save time and money.”
The new ADS-B INTEGRITY app is now available and can be ordered as an option to the IFR6000, IFR6015, GPSG-1000, and the IFF-45TS/A. Each of the options includes the necessary cables and accessories for the instrument. Fielded units can be upgraded.
Cobham AvComm, focused on improving operational efficiency with faster on-site test solutions, is a provider of avionics, communications, and synthetic test, monitoring, and control for commercial, government, and military applications. The company’s integrated, portable solutions enable customers to carry out simultaneous testing on-site, reducing downtime of mission critical platforms, and increasing operational efficiency, officials say.
Cobham employs around 11,000 people on five continents, has customers and partners in over 100 countries, and provides wireless, audio, video, and data communications, including satellite communications; defense electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation services; and life support and mission equipment.
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