Advantech’s new line of WAAS satellite converters

04 September 2020

Advantech Wireless Technologies boasts its new class of wide area augmentation system (WAAS) satellite frequency converters is designed to provide accurate GPS timing and position for critical applications, such as air traffic control and aircraft precision landing.

These products are compatible with the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS). 

Furthermore, this new line of products will extend the range of Advantech Wireless Technologies’ WAAS and EGNOS satellite frequency converters to cover higher C-Band, from 6.6 GHz and up to 7.075 GHz.

They are projected to up convert and down convert L1 and L5 GPS signals to/from C-band GEO satellites, in order to provide higher precision landing and timing for aircrafts, and other critical applications.

These frequency converters are, supposedly, designed to meet very stringent frequency stability requirements, exhibit very low phase noise and experience no parametric drifting over time. 

“Without EGNOS and WAAS systems, precision aircraft landing at our airports is basically impossible,” says Cristi Damian, VP business development. “This is a critical service carried out by GEO satellites to augment the GPS satellites’ constellations.”