Sensor Systems (Booth No. 1994) is taking the wraps off three new antennas at NBAA’12. The first is the S72-1735-24/-26 TAS/Tcas directional antenna designed to pair with the Garmin GTS 800 traffic system. The antenna has better bearing accuracy than its predecessors, which means users see the traffic depicted just where it is. The antenna style is low-drag, making it a good fit on regional jets and business jets.
The second fresh product Sensor Systems has brought to the show is the S65-5366-720 WLAN high-speed data transfer antenna. It is compatible worldwide, operating from 0.8 to 2.65 GHz, 3.4 to 3.7 GHz and 4.8 to 5.875 GHz. The broad frequency range allows for a wide choice of wireless updating for flight management systems, avionics, electronic flight bags and in-flight entertainment systems by supporting WLAN, Quad GSM, WiMax and MIMO. The S65-5366-720 has TSO C74d approval and is hermetically sealed for durability.
Finally, the company introduced its S65-5366-895L, an L-band antenna that meets ADS-B UAT specifications. The vertically polarized, omni-directional antenna meets TSO-166b and TSO-154c and supports ATC Mode-S and DME. It is less than three inches long, making it suitable for installation on many types of aircraft.