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SC-159 Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)


SC-159, Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), established March 1, 1985, is developing minimum standards that form the basis for FAA approval of equipment using GPS as a primary means of civil aircraft navigation. The Committee’s most recent publication, DO-229D with Change 1, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System Airborne Equipment, contains Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for airborne navigation equipment (2D and 3D) using the Global Positioning System (GPS) augmented by the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS).   The Committee is monitoring GNSS developments for the next activity; developing a dual frequency / multi-constellation MOPS.


Leadership

Position

Name

Affiliation

Co Chair Chris Hegarty The MITRE Corporation
Co-Chair George Ligler PMEI, Inc.
Designated Federal Official Ken Alexander Federal Aviation Adminstration
Secretary  John Savory Honeywell
Program Director Rebecca Morrison RTCA


General

Information

Date

Terms of Reference December 15, 2016
Next Meeting Agenda May 11, 2017
2017 Meetings March 17, 2017
May 11, 2017

Completed Documents

Document Number

Document Name

Publish Date

DO-229 Change 1

Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Global Positioning System/Satellite-Based Augmentation System Airborne Equipment - Change 1

February 2013
DO-327 Assessment of the LightSquared Ancillary Terrestrial Component Radio Frequency Interference Impact on GNSS L1 Band Airborne Receiver Operations June 2011
DO-316 Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Global Positioning System/Aircraft Base Augmentation System April 2009


Archives

Information

Date

2016 Meetings March 7-11, 2016
October 21, 2016
December 13, 2016
Ligado Proposal Review Response
2015 Meetings March 20, 2015
October 19-23, 2015
2014 Meetings March 11-14, 2014
October 6-10, 2014

For additional meeting summaries, please contact the Program Director: Rebecca Morrison.