Avionics Magazine - February 2013

Download Avionics Magazine - February 2013

Post on 11-Nov-2014

64 views

Category:

Documents

4 download

Embed Size (px)

DESCRIPTION

Avionics Magazine - February 2013

TRANSCRIPT

<p>February 2013www.avionicstoday.comCountries around the world are deploying the next-generation of ATM technologiesSOFTWARE-DEFINED RADIOAfter lengthy delays, systems are nally being eldedSYNTHETIC VISIONSVS systems gaining traction in GA, rotorcraft marketsATC GLOBAL 2013EXHIBITION &amp; CONFERENCE THE INDEPENDENT VIEW OF THE SKIES12-14 MARCHAMSTERDAM RAIWWW.ATCGLOBALHUB.COMNow in its 23rd year, the ATC Global Exhibition &amp; Conference will offer unprecedented opportunities for the international air trafc management community to network, develop business and share knowledge at an event established for the industry, with the industry. Thousands of ATM professionals will travel from across the world to see the latest products and technologies, attend a rst-class programme of informative and practical workshops and seminars, and build industry relationships at the drinks receptions and social events. For those responsible for driving ATM strategy, the ATC Global Conference will provide a neutral platform from which all views and perspectives can be represented. Delegates will benet from three full days of in-depth debate and analysis with a comprehensive programme of topics designed to give honest assessment, practical lessons, and realistic prognosis identifying where the accountabilities lie. REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE VISITOR PASS OR BOOK YOUR CONFERENCE PLACE NOW!Supported by Lead media partner Organised by Media partnersIn association with:November 2004 Vol. 28, No. 11For photocopy or reuse requests: 800-772-3350 or info@copyright.com4 Choke Cherry Rd., 2nd Floor Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: 301/354-2000Fax: 301/340-3169EDITORIALEDITOR-IN-CHIEF Emily Feliz301-354-1820efeliz@accessintel.comDIRECTOR, SATELLITE/AVIONICS/DEFENSE ONLINEJulie Blondeau Samuel301-354-1770jbsamuel@accessintel.comCONTRIBUTING EDITORS Frank Colucci, Ed McKenna, Robert Moorman, James W. Ramsey, Charlotte AdamsADVERTISING &amp; BUSINESSPUBLISHERRandy Jones972-713-9612rjones@accessintel.comSALES MANAGERSusan Joyce480-607-5040sjoyce@accessintel.comDESIGN &amp; PRODUCTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER Gretchen Saval PRODUCTION MANAGER Sophie Chan-Wood 301-354-1671 schanwood@accessintel.comAUDIENCE DEVELOPMENTFULFILLMENT MANAGER George Severine gseverine@accessintel.com SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES/BACK ISSUES 847-559-7314LIST SALESStatlistics Jen Felling 203-778-8700j.felling@statlistics.comREPRINTSWrights Media1-877-652-5295 sales@wrightsmedia.com Access Intelligence, LLCCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Don PazourEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICEREd PinedoEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES &amp; ADMINISTRATION Macy L. FectoDIVISIONAL PRESIDENT Heather FarleySENIOR VICE PRESIDENT &amp; GROUP PUBLISHERJennifer SchwartzVICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION &amp; MANUFACTURINGMichael KrausSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Sylvia SierraSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT &amp; CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER Robert PaciorekVICE PRESIDENT FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INTERNAL AUDIT Steve BarberVICE PRESIDENT/CORPORATE CONTROLLERGerald StaskoLOOK INSIDEpicwire.com/insidewww.avionicstoday.com February 2013 Avionics Magazine 5www.avionicstoday.com February 2013 Avionics Magazine 3insideThe editors welcome articles, engineering and technical reports, new product information, and other industry news. All editorial inquiries should be directed to Avionics Magazine, 4 Choke Cherry Rd., Second Floor, Rockville, MD 208504024; 301-354-1820; fax: 301-340-8741. email: efeliz@accessintel.com. Avionics Magazine (ISSN-1085-9284) is published monthly by Access Intelligence, LLC, 4 Choke Cherry Rd., Second Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. Periodicals Postage Paid at Rockville, MD, and additional mailing offices. Subscriptions: Free to qualified individuals directly involved in the avionics industry. All other subscriptions, U.S.: one year $99; two years $188. Canada: one year $129; two years $228. Foreign: one year $149; two years $278. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Avionics Magazine, P.O. Box 3092, Northbrook, IL 60065-3092. Change of address two to eight weeks notice requested. Send both new and old address, including mailing label to Attn: Avionics Magazine, Customer services, P.O. Box 3092, Northbrook, IL 60065-3092, or call 847-559-7314. Email: AV@omeda.com. Canada Post 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: PitneyBowes, P.O. BOX 25542, LONDON ON N6C 6B2 2011 by Access Intelligence, LLC Contents may not be reproduced in any form without written permission.Printed in U.S.A.magazineFebruary 2013 Vol. 37, No. 2www.avionicstoday.comVisit www.avionicstoday.com to begin a subscription to the digital edition of Avionics. E-Letters Review of top developments in the civil and military aircraft electronics industry Webinars www.aviationtoday.com/webinars Beyond Line of Sight: Using Satcom Datalinks to Enhance UAV Operations Navigating the Skies: The Future of GPS Driving Innovation: A Software-CentricApproach to Avionics Development Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Avionics Enhancing Your Flight Operations with Global Voice and Data ConnectivityTraffic Tools ..................................... 16NextGen and SESAR may be moving slowly toward implementa-tion. But some modernized air traffic management systems are already operational. by Robert W. MoormanindustrySDR Takes Flight .............................24After a lengthy, and expensive, development period, software-defined radio systems are being fielded in the United States and around the world. by Charlotte Adamsmilitaryproduct focuswhite paper24Synthetic Vision Systems ................30Having proven their worth in business aviation to improve situ-ational awareness, SVS systems are making in-roads in the general aviation and rotorcraft markets. by Ed McKennaiPad as EFB .....................................442012 marked the year of the iPad Cockpit Invasion. Every day, more and more iOS apps are created to help streamline pro-cesses that once were on paper. by Luke Ribich, ASIGATC GLOBAL 2013THE INDEPENDENT VIEW OF THE SKIES12-14 MARCHAMSTERDAM RAIWWW.ATCGLOBALHUB.COMNow in its 23rd year, the ATC Global Exhibition &amp; Conference will offer unprecedented opportunities for the international air trafc management community to network, develop business and share knowledge at an event established for the industry, with the industry. Thousands of ATM professionals will travel from across the world to see the latest products and technologies, attend a rst-class programme of informative and practical workshops and seminars, and build industry relationships at the drinks receptions and social events. For those responsible for driving ATM strategy, the ATC Global Conference will provide a neutral platform from which all views and perspectives can be represented. Delegates will benet from three full days of in-depth debate and analysis with a comprehensive programme of topics designed to give honest assessment, practical lessons, and realistic prognosis identifying where the accountabilities lie. REGISTER FOR YOUR FREE VISITOR PASS OR BOOK YOUR CONFERENCE PLACE NOW!Supported by Lead media partner Organised by Media partners4 Avionics Magazine February 2013 www.avionicstoday.comalso in this issueEditors NoteBack from the Brink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Column: AEEC ReportBig Plans for 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48DepartmentsScan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8New Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Ad Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Cover photo courtesy Saab Sensis insidemagazineinsidemagazineinsidemagazineinsidemagazine Online Resources Aerospace Acronym Guidewww.aviationtoday.com/av/acronym/a.html White Papers, Tech Reportswww.aviationtoday.com/at/otherdocs/ Aviation Todays Job Boardwww.aviationtoday.com/aviationjobs/Follow Avionics Magazine on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/AvionicsMag facebook.com/pages/Avionics-Magazine Online Resources Aerospace Acronym Guidewww.aviationtoday.com/av/acronym/a.html White Papers, Tech Reportswww.aviationtoday.com/at/otherdocs/ Aviation Todays Job Boardwww.aviationtoday.com/aviationjobs/Follow Avionics Magazine on Twitter and Facebook: twitter.com/AvionicsMag facebook.com/pages/Avionics-MagazineThe editors welcome articles, engineering and technical reports, new product information, and other industry news. All editorial inquiries should be directed to Avionics Magazine, 4 Choke Cherry Rd., Second Floor, Rockville, MD 208504024; 301-354-1820; fax: 301-340-8741. email: efeliz@accessintel.com. Avionics Magazine (ISSN-1085-9284) is published monthly by Access Intelligence, LLC, 4 Choke Cherry Rd., Second Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. Periodicals Postage Paid at Rockville, MD, and additional mailing offices. Subscriptions: Free to qualified individuals directly involved in the avionics industry. All other subscriptions, U.S.: one year $99; two years $188. Canada: one year $129; two years $228. Foreign: one year $149; two years $278. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Avionics Magazine, P.O. Box 3092, Northbrook, IL 60065-3092. Change of address two to eight weeks notice requested. Send both new and old address, including mailing label to Attn: Avionics Magazine, Customer services, P.O. Box 3092, Northbrook, IL 60065-3092, or call 847-559-7314. Email: AV@omeda.com. Canada Post 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: PitneyBowes, P.O. BOX 25542, LONDON ON N6C 6B2 2011 by Access Intelligence, LLC Contents may not be reproduced in any form without written permission.Printed in U.S.A.30DIG_02_AVS_0213_TOC_02_05.indd 4 1/22/13 1:54:04 PMNovember 2004 Vol. 28, No. 11For photocopy or reuse requests: 800-772-3350 or info@copyright.com4 Choke Cherry Rd., 2nd Floor Rockville, MD 20850 Phone: 301/354-2000Fax: 301/340-3169EDITORIALEDITOR-IN-CHIEF Emily Feliz301-354-1820efeliz@accessintel.comDIRECTOR, SATELLITE/AVIONICS/DEFENSE ONLINEJulie Blondeau Samuel301-354-1770jbsamuel@accessintel.comCONTRIBUTING EDITORS Frank Colucci, Ed McKenna, Robert Moorman, James W. Ramsey, Charlotte AdamsADVERTISING &amp; BUSINESSPUBLISHERRandy Jones972-713-9612rjones@accessintel.comSALES MANAGERSusan Joyce480-607-5040sjoyce@accessintel.comDESIGN &amp; PRODUCTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER Gretchen Saval PRODUCTION MANAGER Sophie Chan-Wood 301-354-1671 schanwood@accessintel.comAUDIENCE DEVELOPMENTFULFILLMENT MANAGER George Severine gseverine@accessintel.com SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES/BACK ISSUES 847-559-7314LIST SALESStatlistics Jen Felling 203-778-8700j.felling@statlistics.comREPRINTSWrights Media1-877-652-5295 sales@wrightsmedia.com Access Intelligence, LLCCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Don PazourEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICEREd PinedoEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES &amp; ADMINISTRATION Macy L. FectoDIVISIONAL PRESIDENT Heather FarleySENIOR VICE PRESIDENT &amp; GROUP PUBLISHERJennifer SchwartzVICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION &amp; MANUFACTURINGMichael KrausSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Sylvia SierraSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT &amp; CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER Robert PaciorekVICE PRESIDENT FINANCIAL PLANNING AND INTERNAL AUDIT Steve BarberVICE PRESIDENT/CORPORATE CONTROLLERGerald StaskoLOOK INSIDEpicwire.com/insidewww.avionicstoday.com February 2013 Avionics Magazine 5editors noteby E mi l y F e l i z Back from the BrinkThe clock struck midnight on Dec. 31, the ball dropped, confetti was thrown and, the United States teetered on the brink, but did not fall over, the fiscal cliff. It took some last-minute wrangling and tense negotiations, but lawmakers passed, and the President Obama ultimately signed, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, raising taxes on top earning Americans and avoid-ing the worst effects of the fiscal cliff. However, the bill put off a final decision on the fiscal cliff until March, and did not provide any action on the dreaded sequestration and its billions of dollars in spend-ing cuts for the defense industry.Voices from around the country were relieved the coun-try missed the worse of the fiscal cliff but criticized law-makers for lack of definitive action on sequestration. So it seems the country is back from the brink of the cliff, but we find ourselves back in a odd, no-mans-land position yet again. Congress has prevented the worst possible outcome by delaying sequestration for two months. Unfortunately, the cloud of sequestration remains, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement. Congress cannot con-tinue to just kick the can down the road.And down the road could be even more complex for the defense industry as the up to $45 billion in defense cuts this year would be compressed into nine months instead of 12, analysts warn. But sequestration is only part of the challenge facing the industry. The fear is still there, Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis of the Teal Group told me in early January. Its more than sequestra-tion its the global economy, the credit picture thats still hanging over the industry. So now what? We didnt fall over the cliff, but the coun-try, and more specifically the defense and aerospace 6 Avionics Magazine February 2013 www.avionicstoday.comIt seems the country is back from the brink of the scal cliff, but we nd ourselves back in a odd, no-mans-land position yet again. www.avionicstoday.com February 2013 Avionics Magazine 7industries, are hanging on by their fingernails. I guess the short answer is that the industry must wait wait for Congress, wait for the economy to improve, wait for the next election perhaps, but wait nonetheless. Its a familiar position, one that the industry has been in for many, many months, as I wrote about in this space last month.Defense contractors in the United States are used to the wait and have said so in recent weeks.. However, they warned prolonged action on sequestration could have chilling impacts around the industry. Lockheed Martin CEO Marilyn Hewson said the delay of sequestration stifles investment in plant, equipment, people and future research and development essential to the future health of our industry.In a statement issued in early January, BAE Systems said the prolonged uncertainty associated with sequestration, which has already made it virtually impossible to plan near- and long-term business decisions, will persist for yet another two months.At the risk of being redundant, as I have said this numerous times in this space, its time for Congress to act to save this vital part of this countrys economy from financial ruin. These cuts would be devastating and we simply cant afford to let cuts of this magnitude derail this industry and the overall economy. There are many times and cases i...</p>