Accord Technology Completes Full Suite Advanced GPS

HELI-EXPO 2012 – Phoenix, AZ – Accord Technology LLC was recently authorized TSO-C145c for their latest receiver, sensor in the NexNav™ product family, the NexNav™ MAX GPS WAAS Class Beta-1, -2, -3. This successful GPS development is a key solution in a series of Accord Technology’s affordable civil aviation GPS receivers and sensor. 

Available as circuit card receivers (CCA) for avionics OEM hosting or as line replaceable sensor units (LRU) for aircraft installations, MAX is affordable and meets the latest standards, worldwide. It supports ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast), all normal GPS procedures, as well as precision approach requirements such as LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) and RNP AR (Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required). 

The NexNav MAX GPS technology is the most advanced in the world and is compatibility with Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) solutions such as USA WAAS, European EGNOS, Japan’s MTSAT, and GAGAN in India.

“This TSO authorization for the NexNav MAX gives us greater flexibility to serve our customers with WAAS Beta 1 ONLY or Beta 1, 2, 3 LRU’s and CCA’s to fit their need,” commented Hal Adams, Chief Operating Officer for Accord Technology. “The NexNav MAX is another important ‘first’ for Accord Technology and we are anxious to move forward now with our AC 20-165 approved GPS sensor,” added Adams.

Accord Technology (Heli-Expo Booth #7839) received TSO-C145c for its NexNav mini in 2010. Unmatched by any other sensor, the NexNav mini GPS technology was the first GPS WAAS sensor to be authorized US FAA TSO-C145c WAAS Class Beta-1 ONLY. The NexNav mini solution is a market-breaking hybrid of automotive technology and aviation requirements providing an affordable solution for ADS-B GPS source.  

NexNav MAX is the industry’s first and only DO-229D compliant aerospace GPS-SBAS receiver certified by the FAA for TSO-C145c Class Beta-3 operation and is the enabling technology for several key applications including, but not limited to:

  • Primary means of navigation
  • Localizer Precision with Vertical guidance approaches (LPV)
  • Airborne spacing assurance
  • Airborne Collision Avoidance (Non-TCAS System)
  • Constant descent approaches
  • Surface area movement management
  • Current and advanced Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS)
  • Advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Required Navigation Performance enhancements (RNP AR)

“Whether it’s a need for LP/LPV approach precision or highly reliable PVT, NexNav MAX offers standard and custom solutions according to what our customers need,” Adams stated. Designed around a small form-factor, the NexNav MAX CCA is delivered ready to integrate into host avionics systems, an LRU sensor or as a standalone module to ARINC 743 requirements. “We can even package the CCA in a module, tailored to your application,” added Adams.

About NexNav 

The Accord Technology NexNav GNSS product line revolves around two key receivers, NexNav mini and NexNav MAX. The receivers are at the heart of an embedded customer solutions, whether as a Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) or embedded in the Line Replacement Unit (LRU) as a stand-alone GPS solution.  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. NexNav mini and MAX are the only industry GPS receivers and sensors available that fully support the known worldwide and U.S. FAA ADS-B GPS source requirements.