Category Archives: Data Links & Communications

ADS-B Surveillance System Performance with sUAS at Low Altitudes


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


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


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