Meet ADS-B Out functionality requirements for operation throughout the world.
As a part the plan to improve airspace capacity, safety, and efficiency, regulators have mandated the use of Mode S transponders with ADS-B Out DO-260B. ADS-B technology enables aircraft to continuously broadcast GPS derived aircraft position, heading, and velocity (PVT), even in areas of limited-to-nontraditional radar facilities. This will increase safety while decreasing the separation between aircraft. Early versions of ADS-B Out DO-260 and DO-260A (V1) have been adopted in certain regions of the world. Rockwell Collins continues to offer the -409 TDR-94/94D for DO-260A mandate compliance in those areas. Rockwell Collins encourages DO-260B equipage to ensure global airspace compliance.
The new -501 version of the TDR-94/94D complies with the latest DO-260B (V2) standard for ADS-B Out. Service bulletin upgrades are available to bring select TDR-94/94D transponders to the latest -501 status.
A Rockwell Collins GPS-4000S or WAAS equivalent GPS is required to meet position accuracy requirements existing under ADS-B Out guidelines in the United States. The GPS-4000S is known to comply with current and known future requirements and is a TSO-C145/C146 GNSS receiver. To support installations with third-party GPS systems, Rockwell Collins has a GPS compatibility matrix available. Because Elementary Surveillance Flight ID and Enhanced Surveillance
were not mandated in the United States, some installations will require updates to controllers to comply with ADS-B Out mandate rules. Pro Line 4 or 21 equipped aircraft may also require updates to the ARINC Input/Output concentrators that route necessary data to the transponder.
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