NexNavTM GPS Sensor Selected by Eclipse Aviation as Avio NG Component
September 25, 2007, Bangalore, India – Accord Software & Systems, a leader in GNSS
(Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver technology, today announced that Eclipse
Aviation has selected the NexNavTM GPS sensor as a component in Avio NG on the
Eclipse 500 very light jet.
NexNavTM is the GPS WAAS Class Beta-3 sensor designed by Accord to the newest
U.S. FAA standard, TSO-C145b, compliant with the new RTCA Minimum Operational
Performance Standards, DO 229D. Accord has partnered with Spectralux Corporation, a
US company based in Redmond, WA, for certification and manufacture of NexNavTM .
“We are excited that Eclipse Aviation has chosen our technology,” said J M
Sundaresan, Managing Director of Accord. “NexNavTM incorporates the best of both>
automotive and aerospace GNSS receiver technology.”
“The NexNavTM team is thrilled to provide our cutting-edge GPS sensor to Eclipse
Aviation,” said Michael Burke, President of Spectralux. “As a pilot, I can personally
appreciate the value of LPV approach capability in an aircraft like the Eclipse. In
addition, the NexNavTM GPS sensor will enable future enhancements allowing aircraft
like the Eclipse 500 to seamlessly integrate into the FAA’s NextGen system.”
The installation of the NexNavTM Class Beta-3 sensor on an aircraft enables advanced
navigational features such as vertical navigation (VNAV) and precision approaches
(LPV) that are part of the FAA’s NextGen technology roadmap.
NexNavTM is a strategic partnership between Accord and Spectralux, which brings to
market a family of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers and sensors
for aircraft and avionics OEM companies. The NexNavTM GNSS (USA GPS) combined
with the Satellite Based Augmentation System (USA WAAS; European EGNOS, etc.)
is a Class Beta-3 implementation, in which WAAS Class Beta-1 and -2 capabilities are
inclusive. Accord provides proprietary GNSS sensor technology, software and
hardware design, development and testing for NexNavTM , while Spectralux manages
product certification and manufactures the product.
Accord Software & Systems is a technology-oriented software and systems company
with a focus in aerospace, GNSS, embedded, wireless and enterprise domains providing
solutions and services to customers worldwide. Accord’s GNSS receiver technology is
currently used in various automotive and aerospace applications. For further
information, visit www.accord-soft.com.
Founded in 1973, Spectralux Corporation is one of the most dependable manufacturers
of avionics solutions in the aerospace/defense industry. Their proven industry leading
record of on-time delivery, quality, and support provides customers with the products
and services they need, when they need them. For more information about Spectralux,
Contact: Raghavendra Shenoy, +91-80-25350105 ext 207