NexNavTM GNSS sensor selected by L-3 Avionics Systems for SmartDeck®
September 26, 2007, Bangalore, India, – Accord Software & Systems, a leader in
GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver technology, today announced
that L-3 Avionics Systems has selected the NexNavTM GNSS (Global Navigation
Satellite System) sensor to provide the highest precision position, velocity and time
to their SmartDeck® Integrated Flight Controls and Display System.
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 .
“The NexNavTM team is proud to provide our GNSS sensor to L-3 and to be part of
the SmartDeck team,” said J M Sundaresan, Managing Director of Accord. “With
our certification and manufacturing partner Spectralux, we look forward to making
a significant contribution to the long term strategic relationship we and L-3 have
NexNavTM GPS WAAS Class Beta-3 receiver card assemblies and LRUs (line
replaceable units) are key technologies enabling LPV (localizer performance with
vertical guidance) approaches, ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillancebroadcast)
solutions, constant descent approaches and runway incursion solutions,
as well as leading the way for other advanced GNSS applications.
L-3’s SmartDeck® is an intuitive full avionics system that integrates navigation,
weather, traffic avoidance, terrain avoidance, communication, flight controls,
engine monitoring functionality and enhanced vision into one easy-to-use system.
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, visit www.spectralux.com.
About L-3 Avionics Systems
L-3 Avionics Systems has been providing industry-leading, safety-enhancing avionics
technologies to aviation markets for more than 45 years. The company, which is known
for bringing cost-effective and advanced technologies to the industry, has recently
introduced the SmartDeck® Integrated Flight Controls and Display System, a nextgeneration
avionics suite and the industry’s most intuitive and cost-effective full cockpit
system. Additionally, the company continues to provide a wide array of avionics safety
technologies, such as the GH-3000 electronic and J.E.T.® standby instruments,
SkyWatch® collision avoidance system, Stormscope® lightning detection system and the
IRIS™ Infrared Imaging System, while customizing the smartest GA flight system
available, SmartDeck, for the next generation of aircraft. For more information, please
visit the company’s web site at www.l-3avionics.com
Contact: Raghavendra Shenoy, +91-80-25350105 ext 207