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FreeFlight WAAS Receiver in ADS-B Tests

By Tish Drake | March 15, 2010
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FreeFlight Systems, based in Waco, Texas, said its 1203 Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS receiver has been selected by FAA as part of the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) testing in Alaska. FreeFlight also supplies its 1201 WAAS GPS receiver, which has been used in Alaska since 2003 as part of the FAA Capstone Program.

The FreeFlight Systems 1203 is a remote mount WAAS GPS receiver certified to TSO-C145 requirements. The system provides position, velocity and time, the company said. Features include Fault Detection and Exclusion for navigational integrity and a twelve-channel receiver designed to be less susceptible to comm radio interference and jamming.

"We are extremely honored to be selected by the FAA as a GNSS supplier for this critical application," said Tim Taylor, FreeFlight Systems President. "We are a huge supporter of ADS-B technology, and are committed to providing the most cost-effective ADS-B systems in support of the future of airspace management."

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