TAG: GBAS

Innovation: Ground-Based Augmentation

April 2, 2014By
FIGURE 5. Research aircraft D-IBUF (Dornier Do 128-6).

Combining Galileo with GPS and GLONASS
While a GPS-based GBAS will offer improved navigation services for aircraft, might these services be even better if the systems were to use satellites from other constellations besides GPS? In this month’s column, the authors show how GBAS protocols might be modified to accommodate multiple constellations, offering results of preliminary tests using GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo simultaneously. read more

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Houston Airport Marks Arrival of GBAS to Increase Flight Capacity

April 23, 2013By
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Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) became fully operational with the first precision approach flown by a United Airlines aircraft using Honeywell’s SmartPath Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) on April 22. IAH is one of two airports in the country participating in a pilot program, in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United Airlines and Honeywell to demonstrate the... read more