ASB Avionics Develops HF Shunt Antenna For P-3 Aircraft | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-06.17.24

Airborne-NextGen-06.18.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.12.24 Airborne-FltTraining-06.13.24

Airborne-Unlimited-06.14.24

Mon, Sep 07, 2009

ASB Avionics Develops HF Shunt Antenna For P-3 Aircraft

Also Moves Forward On AFCS For The C-130

ASB Avionics (ASB), under contract with the NOAA, is developing a Dorsal HF Shunt Antenna for their WP-3 fleet. The P-3 HF Shunt Antenna builds on ASB’s history of HF Dorsal Antennas for L-382/C-130, KC-135, 707, 737, and 747 aircraft. The P-3 HF Shunt Antenna will eliminate the requirement for the existing dual long-wire HF antennas and will replace the existing dorsal leading edge allowing the antenna couplers to be mounted within the pressure vessel. The P-3 HF Shunt Antenna will require minimal maintenance, be immune to precipitation static buildup, lighting strikes, and damaging antenna wire breakage, and will reduce drag; improving fuel specifics. The new antenna is designed to be installed on all P-3 variants.

 

P-3 Shunt Antenna Drawing

Based on its other HF Antenna products ASB expects the RF performance to be substantially better than the less efficient long-wire antennas, as well as reducing Life Cycle Costs (LCC).

In other news, ASB is in the final stages of FAA approval of its dual digital Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) for the L-382/C-130 replacing the obsolete existing analog flight director/autopilot systems. The Honeywell provided AFCS will complement ASB’s previously FAA certified Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Avionics Modernization Program (AMPS). The new AFCS replaces all existing analog flight director/autopilot components, substantially reducing Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) and wire count. The high Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), low acquisition costs, and auto-flight characteristic improvements will help in reducing the LCC and improve the functionality and useful life of legacy L-382/C-130 airframes. Certification is expected by October 1st.

 

ASB L-382/C-130 Panel

ASB is also developing an Enhanced Vision System (EVS) installation to complement the L-382/C-130 ASB COTS AMP and expects FAA  certification, parallel to AFCS approval.

FMI: www.asbavionics.com

Advertisement

More News

Icon Aircraft Bankruptcy Chooses A 'Winner' -- Appears to Be Chinese Ownership

'SG Investment America' Leads Small List Of Suitors News, Analysis and Opinion by ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell The long, embarrassing saga of Icon Aircraft is entering a new c>[...]

'CLIMBING. FAST.' Campaign Builds Speed

Congressional Caucus Quickly Finds Fans in Business Aviation Community A dozen international Av-Biz stakeholders have responded to the establishment of the Congressional Sustainabl>[...]

Volato Chooses SmartSky for Internet Provisions

Future Operations to Sport End-to-End Internet Connectivity Throughout the Trip Volato has opted to go with SmartSky for its future inflight connectivity needs, selecting the Smart>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2024 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... Oshkosh, to us, seems the perfect place to get started on watching aviation recover the past couple of years... and so ANN is putting>[...]

Surf Air Establishes Foothold in Brazil

Charter Operator Promises to Convert 4 of its Grand Caravans to Surf's Electric Propulsion Surf Air Mobility inked a memorandum of understanding with a Brazilian Caravan operator t>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC