Cobham AvComm, has announced today that the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Test Option for the recently released ATC-5000NG NextGen Transponder Test Set is now ready for delivery on new test set orders.
Fielded units can be upgraded to include the new DME option. DME
still plays a fundamental role in aviation by determining distance,
or slant range, from the aircraft to the ground station. With the
DME option installed, the ATC-5000NG can be used by repair shops
and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to test DME airborne
systems by emulating a ground station.
Designed for engineering development, design validation,
manufacturing and return-to-service test applications, the
ATC-5000NG is the replacement product for the legacy SDX-2000 and
the ATC-1400A/S-1403DL test sets. The software defined radio
architecture supports more transponder RTCA (Radio Technical
Commission for Aeronautics) DO-181E test capability than the legacy
products did and has new capability needed to support the Federal
Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen test requirements including
ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) RTCA DO-260B and
UAT (Universal Access Transceiver) RTCA DO-282.
"We are excited that through our 2015 launch of the ATC-5000NG,
we are helping our customers prepare for the FAA's NextGen and
Europe's SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Air Traffic
Control (ATC) Modernization projects. Now with the release of the
DME Option, we will be satisfying yet another market need," said
Guy Hill, Director of Avionics Test Products for Cobham AvComm.
Price and Availability
The new DME Test Option is now available and can be ordered as
Option 01 (ATCNGOPT01). Fielded units will be returned to the
factory for an upgrade. For more information about pricing, send a
request for quote to AvComm.Sales@cobham.com
or to a distributor in your area. Visit the website www.cobham.com/avcomm for a
list of distributors.
About Cobham AvComm
Improving your operational efficiency with faster
on-site test solutions.
We are a global leader in avionics, communications and
synthetic test, monitoring and control for commercial,
government and military applications.
Our integrated, portable solutions enable our customers to carry
out simultaneous testing on-site, reducing downtime of mission
critical platforms and increasing operational efficiency.
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
We employ more than 11,500 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission