TSO C190 CERTIFIED
GPS WAAS ANTENNAS RELEASED BY SENSOR SYSTEMS, INC.
Sensor Systems, Inc.
receives TSO C190 certification for new GPS WAAS antennas, which assures
more accurate precision approaches and landings, leading to increased
safety and reducing fuel costs.
Chatsworth, California - May 12th,
2008 - Sensor Systems announced today that it has recently received
FAA TSO C190 approval in Beta 3 applications for its new models of
GPS WAAS antennas, the first antenna manufacturer to receive such
Sensor Systems S67-1575-135 & -145 models are for
ARINC 743 applications; the S67-1575-137 model is a 3 ½” circular
design suitable for all other installation requirements, both new
and retrofit. All three antennas are in production now and certified
to the requirements of DO-301, DC-grounded and offer enhanced
protection against rain, ice and lightning strikes.
WAAS-equipped aircraft allow pilots to fly to and
from airports that would otherwise be unavailable to them in
marginal weather, and give the ability to navigate as low as 200
feet above the runway end under instrument flight rules. GPS-WAAS
navigators that meet FAA’s WAAS regulations may be used for sole
means of navigation from departure to arrival, including precision
approaches to thousands of airports. Additional benefits to this are
a reduction in air traffic congestion on ILS-equipped runways,
minimizing air traffic delays during poor weather and increasing
safety at facilities without an ILS (Instrument Landing System).
S67-1575-135 & -145
INCORPORATED’S HIGH-GAIN VHF/UHF ANTENNAS INCREASE AIR-TO-GROUND
COMMUNICATIONS ABILITIES FOR CLOSE AIR SUPPORT.
Incorporated’s new VHF/UHF aircraft antennas have higher gain in lower
frequency bands for critical communications during ground support
Chatsworth, California — May 12th,
2008 — Sensor Systems, Inc. announced today a new digitally tuned,
self-contained antenna expressly designed for Collins ARC-210,
Raytheon ARC-231 and Rhodes & Schwartz M3AR 6000 radios. The
S65-8282-831 is tuned through the 30-512 MHz band and has four
times more gain (transmit & receive) in the crucial 30 – 88 MHz
frequency band than competitive passive antennas, which increases
performance and eliminates the need for heavy, expensive linear
amplifiers. As an example, a 50-watt linear amplifier improves
transmit only and still has only a fraction of the power
improvement provided by the S65-8282-831 alone.
The S65-8282-831 is less than 10” tall, making
it ideal for applications with severe mounting concerns. The
antenna rarely has to be removed and re-installed for transport,
such as when airlifting military helicopters. This saves valuable
time for ground crews in mission-critical situations. When landing
in uncertain and uneven terrain, damage to the antenna is
mitigated due to its low-profile; it is far less likely to come
into contact with ground protrusions. This assures that no
antenna-related breaks in communications occur.
The Sensor Systems, Inc. design incorporates an
internal logic controller, which requires 28v DC for power. The
aerodynamic composite blade houses the logic controller and the
power supply, thus eliminating the requirement of an external box
mounted elsewhere with associated high-voltage cabling.
Fast, automatic frequency tuning is
accomplished using state-of-the-art microprocessor technology with
switching speeds less than 50 microseconds, supporting
frequency-hopping, secure voice communications systems.
High gain in lower frequencies– Extremely important for critical
Low-profile – More mounting options and less likely to be
damaged during landings on uneven terrain. Doesn’t need to be
removed when loading aircraft onto transports.
Cost-effective – Initial cost-of-ownership and through-life
costs are significantly less than competitive products.
Easily installed – All electronics contained within antenna base
& radome: no external receiver box to interface to radio.
Connects directly to transceiver.
Easily maintained – Only one module to trouble-shoot & replace
Safer – All high voltage is contained within the antenna. No
high-voltage lines through bulkhead to a separate controller
Made entirely in the USA.
S65-8282-831 antennas meet Federal and Military specs
MIL-E-5400T and MIL-STD-810.
S65-8282-831 VHF/UHF Aircraft Antenna
Dimensions: 9.60” x 3.25” x 10.94” Weight: 4lbs.
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