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Spirent Helps Civil Aviation Industry Respond to GNSS Interference Threats

By [email protected] - 23rd June 2017 - 10:54

Spirent Communications plc, announced the new GSS200D Interference Detector solution that enables the civil aviation industry to evaluate the growing threat of GNSS interference, jamming and spoofing. As skies and airports become more congested, there is increasing pressure on airports to be safely accessible at all times – which cannot be achieved by relying solely on non-precision approaches with high minimums or on today’s expensive and rigid ground-based infrastructure such as ILS (Instrument Landing Systems). Spirent’s new GSS200D solution monitors the radio bands used by European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), as well as other GNSS augmentation systems such as the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) or the GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system (GAGAN), to ensure awareness of interference that could compromise positioning information. The new Spirent solution has been trialled at a number of European airports, and has collected numerous interference signatures.