TSO Received for GPS WAAS CLASS BETA-1, -2, -3
Accord Technology LLC has received TSO-C145c for their latest receiver, sensor in the NexNav product family, the NexNav MAX GPS WAAS Class Beta-1, -2, -3. This successful GPS development is a key solution in a series of Accord Technology’s affordable civil aviation GPS receivers and sensor. Accord is introducing the NexNav MAX at this year’s Aircraft Electronics Association’s (AEA) New Product Introduction Program on Wednesday April 4th, 2012 in Washington D.C. during the AEA Convention.
NexNav MAX is the same GPS WAAS Sensor Unit used in the Esterline CMC SmartDeck avionics suite as well as the heart of the GPS WAAS sensor used in the Eclipse Aerospace Avio integrated flight management system (IFMS).
Available as circuit card receivers (CCA) for avionics OEM hosting or as line replaceable sensor units (LRU) for aircraft installations, MAX is affordable and meets the latest standards, worldwide. It supports ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast), all normal GPS procedures, as well as precision approach requirements such as LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) and RNP AR (Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required).
The NexNav MAX GPS technology is the most advanced in the world and is compatibility with Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) solutions such as USA WAAS, European EGNOS, Japan’s MTSAT, and GAGAN in India.
“This TSO authorization for the NexNav MAX gives us greater flexibility to serve our customers with WAAS Beta 1 ONLY or Beta 1, 2, 3 LRU’s and CCA’s to fit their need,” commented Hal Adams, Chief Operating Officer for Accord Technology. “The NexNav MAX is another important ‘first’ for Accord Technology and we are anxious to move forward now with our AC 20-165 approved GPS sensor,” added Adams.
NexNav MAX is the industry’s first and only DO-229D compliant aerospace GPS-SBAS receiver certified by the FAA for TSO-C145c Class Beta-3 operation and is the enabling technology for several key applications including, but not limited to:
- Primary means of navigation
- Localizer Precision with Vertical guidance approaches (LPV)
- Airborne spacing assurance
- Airborne Collision Avoidance (Non-TCAS System)
- Constant descent approaches
- Surface area movement management
- Current and advanced Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS)
- Advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM)
- Required Navigation Performance enhancements (RNP AR)
“Whether it’s a need for LP/LPV approach precision or highly reliable PVT, NexNav MAX offers standard and custom solutions according to what our customers need,” Adams stated. Designed around a small form-factor, the NexNav MAX CCA is delivered ready to integrate into host avionics systems, an LRU sensor or as a standalone module to ARINC 743 requirements. “We can even package the CCA in a module, tailored to your application,” added Adams.
The Accord Technology NexNav GNSS product line revolves around two key receivers, NexNav mini and NexNav MAX. The receivers are at the heart of an embedded customer solutions, whether as a Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) or embedded in the Line Replacement Unit (LRU) as a stand-alone GPS solution. All Accord Technology’s GPS WAAS receivers are compatible with other Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) solutions such as EGNOS in Europe, MTSAT in Japan and GAGAN in India. NexNav mini and MAX are the only industry GPS receivers and sensors available that fully support the known worldwide and U.S. FAA ADS-B GPS source requirements.
NexNav mini is a low power, small (3.5”X2”X0.6”) form factor US FAA conformed GPS-SBAS receiver Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) that can be embedded into host avionics or at the heart of our NexNav Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) for stand-alone applications with general aviation or ARINC interfaces. The mini is the ideal solution for ADS-B GPS source requirements.
The NexNav LRU is available in a form, fit and function that is a replacement for the FreeFlight Systems 1201 LRU. This will ease transition to the much more capable and more affordable NexNav solution. It hosts either the mini Beta-1 only or the MAX Beta-1, -2, -3 solutions and are authorized FAA TSO-C145c.
The NexNav MAX provides enhanced solution for those applications needing WAAS Class Beta-3 capability, such as supporting L/APV precision approaches. As such the NexNav MAX is a GPS WAAS Class Beta-1, -2, -3. NexNav MAX standard CCA (5”X3”X01.0”) is fully conformed to DO-229D. MAX can be embedded in host avionics or as the heart of our NexNav LRU for stand-alone applications.