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Avionics Newsletter | April 17, 2014

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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL UPDATE
ACSS certifies ADS-B compliant avionics in advance of mandates
ACSS, an L-3 Communications & Thales Company in Phoenix, has certified its DO-260B (ADS-B Out compliant) Mode S transponders for airlines ahead of the ADS-B Out mandates. The company’s DO-260B Mode S transponders are installed on hundreds of aircraft, including commercial airplanes operated by JetBlue, U.S. Airways (American), and UPS. The company has also infused SafeRoute ADS-B In capabilities on a lot of those aircraft, a company official explains.
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FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together
U.S. aviation authorities say they will create a center of excellence for unmanned aircraft within the next year, consisting of representatives from government, academia, and industry to conduct unmanned aircraft research, education, and training.
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FAA and Exelis complete NextGen ADS-B aircraft tracking system upgrades nationwide
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), together with Exelis, completed the nationwide infrastructure upgrade enabling air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) radio network, installed nationwide, supports a satellite-based surveillance system that tracks aircraft with the help of global positioning system.
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FIRST FLIGHT FOR SEASPRITE
Kaman New Zealand SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter achieves first flight
Kaman Aerospace, on track to deliver 10 of its Super Seasprite helicopter to the New Zealand government, began production flight testing of the NZ SH-2G(I) aircraft at Kaman’s Bloomfield, Conn., facility. After production flight tests, Kaman anticipates delivering all 10 Super Seasprite aircraft, which will be used for maintenance and aircrew training, by mid-2015.
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CONTRACT WINS
DARPA researchers eye standard building blocks for RF phased array antennas to speed development, lower costs
U.S. military researchers plan to spend more than $100 million, involve at least seven defense companies, and award at least nine separate contracts in a landmark project to speed development of electronic RF transmit and receive arrays for communications, signals intelligence (SIGINT), radar, and electronic warfare (EW).
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MORE INTELLIGENT AEROSPACE INFORMATION
High-performance computing for autonomous aircraft, radar & 3D data
The adoption of electro-optic and sensor payloads is driving the need for high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) technologies to process data into actionable intelligence at the edge of the battlefield. Download the free Executive Briefing on high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) today!
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Modern helicopter avionics enhance safety and situational awareness
Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) continue to be costly for the rotorcraft community. The effects of helicopter accidents are far-reaching and long-lasting. Avionics technology firms are proactively working with industry organizations to enhance flight crew situational awareness and increase safety. Download this free, informative guide to learn how industry professionals are working together and putting modern avionics into action to reduce helicopter accidents and fatalities.
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