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From Apollo to Aireon: Our Satellite Expert’s Incredible Five Decade Career

02/11/2019

I graduated from Purdue University two years before Apollo 11 landed on the Moon.  My first job was in St. Louis with McDonnell Douglas, which is now Boeing. My supervisor had me look into Venus swingby missions to Mars.  Eight months later, the company needed help in Houston on the Apollo program and I was now their interplanetary expert. 

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ESAVS Paper Series – Third Edition: Aireon Independent Validation of Aircraft Position Via Space-Based ADS-B

01/04/2019

 Aireon’s system testing continues to validate the thoroughness and reliability of the Aireon payloads currently on-orbit.  A unique feature of the system is that each Aireon payload has a footprint on the earth’s surface which reflects each payload’s coverage. Adjacent payloads can have overlapping footprints, which creates added reliability, redundancy and safety. But how so? In the areas where the overlap occurs, the Aireon system picks up two or more measurements of the same information. These measurements can be used to perform Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) calculations that Aireon has incorporated into a position validation algorithm.

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ESAVS Paper Series – Second Edition: Identifying Collision Avoidance Resolution Advisories and Anomalies in Aircraft Avionics Globally with Space-Based ADS-B Data Observations

12/27/2018

This past fall, Aireon participated in and sponsored an event called, The International Symposium on Enhanced Solutions for Aircraft and Vehicle Surveillance Applications in Berlin, Germany. The Aireon team shared three papers at this conference which reveal some of the results of the most recent AireonSM system performance tests. We’d like to share these papers containing exciting performance results with you in a three-part blog series. Click here to read the first edition. 

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ESAVS Paper Series – First Edition: A Compilation of Measured ADS-B Performance Characteristics from Aireon’s On-Orbit Test Program

12/20/2018

This past fall, Aireon participated in and sponsored an event called, The International Symposium on Enhances Solutions for Aircraft and Vehicle Surveillance Applications in Berlin, Germany. The Aireon team shared three papers at this conference which reveal some of the results of the most recent Aireon system performance tests. We’d like to share these papers containing exciting performance results with you in a three-part blog series.

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