Category Archives: Data Links & Communications

ADS-B Surveillance System Performance with sUAS at Low Altitudes

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The MITRE Corporation‘s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development (CAASD), the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), recently published a study characterizing the impact on the current Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system performance due to the potential use of ADS-B by low-flying, small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Continue reading

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Succesful First Launch for Space-Based ADS-B Netwok

Iridium Next SateliteAireon has announced the successful launch and deployment of the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system.  Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network will transform air traffic management capabilities, providing real-time air traffic surveillance and flight tracking across 100 percent of the planet.  Continue reading

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NovAtel’s Next-Generation OEM7 GNSS Technology

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NovAtel Inc., a supplier of high precision OEM Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology, has unveiled its new OEM7 positioning engine. Leveraging previous generations of precise positioning know-how, the OEM7 incorporates new innovative capabilities and features that significantly enhance GNSS-based positioning reliability, accuracy and availability. Continue reading

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