NexNav™ INTRODUCES Micro-i Ultra-Low Cost GPS Solution
First & ONLY GPS/WAAS + Integrity - Exceeding US FAA TSO-C199 Standards
AUVSI 2015 – World leader in GPS solutions, Accord Technology, LLC, recently announced the introduction of the TSO-C199 uniquely compliant GPS source, the new NexNav Micro-i. Leveraging their FAA approved NexNav™ MAX & mini GPS SBAS/WAAS product family, Accord’s new Micro-i is the ONLY advanced, very affordable, light weight GPS SBAS OEM solution for light and experimental aircraft surveillance equipment applications. Most importantly Micro-i, exclusively, provides TSO-C145c integrity functionality for “commercial” GPS receivers.
A NexNav™ receiver on the inside assures the GPS solution, stand-alone or OEM hosted, has the very high integrity needed for aviation operations. The ultra low-cost GPS WAAS Micro-i, meets and exceeds GPS source requirements for new TSO-C199 Traffic Awareness Beacon System (TABS) for light aircraft without electrical systems, exempted from ADS-B OUT, such as gliders, balloons and other aircraft with non-certified electrical systems. The Micro-i, when combined with a TABS low-power Mode-S, enables TABS Class B platforms to be visible to other aircraft with TAS, TCAS I/II, ADS-B IN.
“This is the perfect GPS WAAS source solution for avionics manufacturers’ targeting the glider aircraft, hot-air balloon segments and now experimental aircraft, and even the unmanned aerial systems segment,” stated Hal Adams, Chief Operating Officer for Accord Technology. “The Micro-i is another important ‘first’ for NexNav™ and it expands our product line while enhancing airspace safety for very important segments of the aviation community, formally excluded from NextGen surveillance,” added Adams.
The low power, light weight Micro-i, is the only TABS GPS that adds Integrity, with or without Space Based Augmented Systems (SBAS) and features the following:
- GPS L1 C/A code Sensor card with SBAS capability (10 GPS +2 SBAS Channels)
- Compatible with WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS and GAGAN
- Integrity from TSO-C145c, such as Failure Detection Algorithm, Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM)
- Lightning protection, EMI/EMC protection (CCA, LRU only)
- 1 Hz update rate
- 1’ x 1” module and 3.5”x2” CCA form factor (Available in CCA and LRU form factors, too.)
To learn more, please visit Accord Technology at Booth # 842 in Atlanta, Georgia during the AUVSI Unmanned Systems convention May 5th-7th, 2015.
The Accord Technology NexNav GNSS product line revolves around three key receivers, NexNav mini, NexNav MAX and the new NexNav Micro-i. The receivers are at the heart of embedded customer solutions whether as a Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) or in the Line Replacement Unit (LRU) as a stand-alone GPS solution. NexNav mini was the industry’s first GPS receiver and sensor qualified to fully support the known worldwide and U.S. FAA ADS-B GPS source requirements. The NexNav Micro-i is the first Traffic Awareness Beacon System (TABS) with Integrity meeting FAA TSO-C199 standards. All Accord Technology’s GPS WAAS receivers are compatible with other Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) solutions such as EGNOS in Europe, MTSAT in Japan and GAGAN in India.
About Accord Technology
Accord Technology LLC is a joint venture of Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd., and AvValues LLC of Phoenix, Arizona that delivers technically advanced and affordable GPS solutions. Accord leverages their proven Global Navigation Satellite Systems knowledge and experience employed in the development of the first GPS sensor to be authorized US FAA TSO-C145c. Accord Technology LLC is the design authority and is responsible for the manufacturing, certification, support, administration and business development associated with this civil aviation GNSS business.