Distance Measurement Equipment (DME)

DME Test Option Now Available for the Cobham (Aeroflex) ATC-5000NG

Published: 9th May 2016

The Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) Test Option for the new ATC-5000NG NextGen Transponder Test Set is now ready for delivery on new test set orders. Fielded units can be upgraded to include the new DME option.

DME still plays a fundamental role in aviation by determining distance, or slant range, from the aircraft to the ground station. With the DME option installed, the ATC-5000NG can be used by repair shops and OEMs to test DME airborne systems by emulating a ground station.

Designed for engineering development, design validation, manufacturing and return-to-service test applications, the ATC-5000NG is the replacement product for the legacy SDX-2000 and the ATC-1400A/S-1403DL test sets.

The software-defined radio architecture supports more transponder RTCA (Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics) DO-181E test capability than the legacy products did and has the new capability needed to support the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen test requirements including ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) RTCA DO-260B and UAT (Universal Access Transceiver) RTCA DO-282.

“We are excited that through our 2015 launch of the ATC-5000NG, we are helping our customers prepare for the FAA’s NextGen and Europe’s SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Air Traffic Control (ATC) Modernization projects. Now with the release of the DME Option, we will be satisfying yet another market need,” said Guy Hill, Director of Avionics Test Products for Cobham AvComm.

Price and availability

The new DME Test Option is now available and can be ordered as Option 01 (ATCNGOPT01). Fielded units will be returned to the factory for an upgrade.

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