Hangar repeater solution enables indoor avionics testing of GPS signals

February 15, 2019  - By
Photo: Foxcom

Image: Foxcom

Foxcom, a subsidiary of Global Invacom, has launched a solution that enables aircraft ground engineers to undertake 24/7 avionics testing of Inmarsat, Iridium and GPS satellite signals indoors.

The Hangar Repeater Solution enables engineers involved in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft to undertake testing 24/7 regardless of the weather, without having to move aircraft in and out of a hangar, as is the current practice.

The dedicated repeater greatly reduces aircraft-on-ground time, work hours and overall maintenance costs, providing a rapid return on investment.

While Inmarsat and Iridium satellite equipment has been deployed worldwide, its use was limited to outdoor, as building structures block satellite signals. Foxcom’s unique and all-inclusive repeater solution provides communication inside buildings or underground without the need for a direct line of sight to the sky. An existing Foxcom repeater can be easily upgraded to add Inmarsat compatibility.

Beyond the aviation sector, GPS, Inmarsat and Iridium repeaters can be deployed across a range of locations and industries, such as underground civil defence and military bunkers, oil rigs and ships and large buildings.

Foxcom launched its first range of repeaters in 2013. Established in 1993, Foxcom specializes in radio frequency over fiber equipment. It is a top supplier to satellite operators, broadcasters and integrators worldwide, with products that offer high performance, bandwidth and reliability.

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