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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 & CONFERENCE THE INDEPENDENT VIEW OF THE SKIES12-14 MARCHAMSTERDAM RAIWWW.ATCGLOBALHUB.COMNow in its 23rd year, the ATC Global Exhibition & 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 & BUSINESSPUBLISHERRandy Jones972-713-9612rjones@accessintel.comSALES MANAGERSusan Joyce480-607-5040sjoyce@accessintel.comDESIGN & 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 & ADMINISTRATION Macy L. FectoDIVISIONAL PRESIDENT Heather FarleySENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & GROUP PUBLISHERJennifer SchwartzVICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION & MANUFACTURINGMichael KrausSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT Sylvia SierraSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & 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 & 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, N