Aeroflex has added the ability to simulate WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation
System) LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance) approach
procedures to its GPSG-1000 portable GPS simulator to expedite and
validate the installation of WAAS-capable navigation systems in
GPSG-1000 allows installers of these systems to perform structured,
repeatable dynamic motion tests (actual flight) of a WAAS LPV
installation. It also lets users check and validate the sensitivity and
dynamic range of an airborne GPS receiver, either statically or while in
motion. With the WAAS LPV upgrade, the GPSG-1000 helps reduce aircraft
downtime, as well as flight demonstration time required by the FAA.
Additionally, it provides further support data for documenting proper
FAA processes of WAAS LPV system upgrades or installs without leaving
New orders for the GPSG-1000 are ready for
immediate delivery. For existing GPSG-1000 customers, a no-charge
software upgrade will be available by mid-April.
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