MX1090 For Flight
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As the airspace becomes ever more saturated with fast, high performance aircraft, Zaon is proud to introduce a solution which enables pilots to take advantage of new technology dedicated to enhanced early detection, while maintaining the safety and high detection rate of proven PCAS technology.
ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) is an automatic broadcast of position, altitude, and flight path information based on the GPS system. The concept enables an aircraft equipped with ADS-B “out” to broadcast their location, altitude, speed, and other important data than can then be used to help increase traffic awareness. Another feature of ADS-B includes the ability for ground facilities to uplink their RADAR data of all surrounding aircraft. This includes all aircraft detected within a 200NM range to the ground RADAR facility used. While all types of aircraft use ADS-B, today aircraft are manufactured with ADS-B “out” transponders (such as the GTX330), which means an ever increasing population of aircraft which can be detected. Many of these also tend to be high performance aircraft, which makes early detection paramount to a safe flight.
While ADS-B is a new technology, there is an increasing number of aircraft which are broadcasting ADS-B data intended to be utilized for traffic awareness. The MX1090™ monitors the 1090ES ADS-B link, as well as TIS-B messages as it provides highly accurate traffic information peer-to-peer, which means the MX1090 works in any country, and throughout the world. Military aircraft can also be shown, with an early warning to reflect both their speed and flight path if a converging course is determined.
Although TIS-B and ADS-B provide more detailed traffic information, transponders will continue to be used indefinitely, which enables PCAS XRX™ to be a very powerful detection tool for non ADS-B aircraft. To ensure traffic is detected, all three technologies are combined, completing the “traffic triangle.” When flying in areas where TIS-B is not available, the MX1090 can still provide ADS-B and correlation traffic from your XRX.