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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 approval. 

 

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

S67-1575-137

 


 

SENSOR SYSTEMS INCORPORATED’S HIGH-GAIN VHF/UHF ANTENNAS INCREASE AIR-TO-GROUND COMMUNICATIONS ABILITIES FOR CLOSE AIR SUPPORT.

 

Sensor Systems Incorporated’s new VHF/UHF aircraft antennas have higher gain in lower frequency bands for critical communications during ground support missions.

 

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.

 

S65-8282-831 Benefits:

  • High gain in lower frequencies– Extremely important for critical communications.

  • 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 if necessary.

  • Safer – All high voltage is contained within the antenna. No high-voltage lines through bulkhead to a separate controller box.

  • 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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