[Avionics Today 02-10-2016] Rockwell Collins has introduced its GLU-2100 next-generation Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR) for air transport. The newly designed MMR, which readies airlines for all foreseeable future global navigation requirements, is in development and will be available as an option for Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
The GLU-2100 MMR will include Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) navigation and compliance to all known Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate requirements. It incorporates VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) functionality and is a form-fit, drop-in replacement for legacy MMR units and will operate with existing antennas.
The new MMR also offers a software-only upgrade path to Category II/III Global Landing Systems (GLS) and multi-frequency navigation, and multi-constellation navigation — including Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) operations — with a replacement antenna.
Rockwell Collins says its new product provides the only certified MMR for air transport aircraft with both GLS and SBAS and is the only company delivering an MMR that supports Selective Availability (SA)-Aware functionality, which is required to comply with near-term U.S. ADS-B Out airspace requirements.