Dual use 12-channel GPS receiver

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Dual use 12-channel GPS receiver", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772bad.009



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Dual use 12-channel GPS receiver

Dual use 12-channel GPS receiver

Keywords: Trimble, Positioning, Navigation, Military

Trimble recently announced that its TASMAN 2 ARINC-12 has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification C-129a Class B1/C1 from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The TA-12 is thought to be the industry's first standalone P(Y) code Global Positioning System (GPS) sensor to receive TSO certification for both military Precision Positioning Service (PPS) and commercial Standard Positioning Service (SPS) aviation operations. Jeff Tonnemacher, Trimble's director of military and advanced systems, said:

For military aircraft, FAA certification for navigation systems is an emerging requirement. Trimble is proud to be the first and only supplier of a 12-channel, FAA TSO'd GPS sensor that addresses this market need.

Trimble's TA-12 was designed for military and commercial aviation applications requiring a robust GPS receiver for integration with existing or new Flight Management Systems that require Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)-certified operations.

The TA-12 is a dual frequency, all-in-view, 12-channel GPS receiver that meets key GPS Receiver Applications Module (GRAM) requirements. It corrects for Selective Availability (SA), incorporates Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) and Fault Detection Exclusion (FDE), and protects against spoofing. The TA-12 has interface capabilities to dual FMS, IRS and Air Data installations using ARINC 743 standards. It also provides users with an upgrade path to WAAS and SAASM.

Details available from Trimble Navigation Europe Ltd; http://www.trimble.com

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