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First A-380 Autoland Using Honeywell Ground-Based Automation System (GBAS) Performed in Sydney June 2007

Bill Corwin
October 2007

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and technical data) – How Input Relates to Safety Critical Systems Development 2 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .Honeywell. aircraft users.com Presentation Organization CHARTER: Review Best Practice “Honeywell GBAS was CHARTER: Review Best Practice “Honeywell GBAS was identified for the process you used to test the product identified for the process you used to test the product throughout development with the industry” throughout development with the industry” • Brief Description of Low-Visibility Landing Systems – Comparison of Instrument Landing System (ILS) to GroundBased Augmentation System (GBAS) • Description of Process used to test product throughout development – Legacy of Fielded Systems – Different Input from Fielded Systems (customers.

instead of one ILS per runway end 3 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .com Low Visibility Landing Technologies • GBAS stands for Ground-Based Augmentation System • GBAS is a replacement for the existing low visibility landing system known as ILS (the Instrument Landing System) • ILS – ILS generates lateral and vertical guidance to aircraft on approach by broadcasting an analog radio wave – the aircraft avionics ‘sense’ deviation (high or low. broadcasting: • Differential GPS (DGPS) corrections for each satellite in view. left or right of the perfect center of the beam). with assured integrity • Approach or Departure path information (up to unique 48 paths) – One GBAS per airport.Honeywell. based on signal strength – ILS installations are required for every runway end • GBAS – GBAS has two functions.

com Very accurately surveyed GPS sensors obtain pseudorange information from Satellites in view GBAS Primer Differential Corrections are computed for each Satellite and Integrity Monitors assure that Differential Correction Processor the correction VDB Radio Cabinet information is accurate (Processor) Approach and departure path information is appended to broadcast message Corrections and path information is broadcast using VHF radio The System (4) GPS Multi-Path Limiting Atennas (4) GPS Reference Receivers (Sensor) VDB Antenna (Transmission) 4 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .Honeywell.

Honeywell 1998: Special Category (SCAT-1) receives FAA Type Approval SLS-1000™ SLS-2000™ ‘SCAT-1’ 1990 1995 2000 SLS-3000™ ‘Beta-LAAS’ 2008: Expect GBAS Cat I FAA Type Approval SLS-4000™ ‘CAT I GBAS’ 2005 SLS-3000 Plus™ YOU ARE HERE ‘Beta-LAAS Plus’ 1993: Curved-Path Approaches Demonstrated at Washington National Airport 2003: FAA LAAS Contract Awarded to Honeywell 5 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .com GBAS Development History 1990: First DGPS Auto-land Demonstrated NASA .Honeywell.

Honeywell. German • Malaga International Airport. Chicago. Taiwan.com Legacy Honeywell GBAS Installations North America • • • • • • • • • • • Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport. Canada Saskatoon Int’l Airport. IL Chicago Midway Airport. Spain • Kennedy Space Center. NM • Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Regina. SK. MD Australia & Asia • CKS International Airport. WA Grant County Int’l Airport. Florida • White Sands Missile Range. MN SEATAC International Airport. Taoyuan. Saskatoon. ROC • Norfolk Island Airport. Germany • Bremen International Airport. Australia • Sydney International Airport. WA Eastern Iowa Airport. Memphis. Jackson. Chicago. IA Newark International Airport. SK. New South Wales. Seattle. Australia South America • ACJ Int’l Airport. Minneapolis. IL Memphis International Airport. Canada Honeywell SLS-3000 Beta-LAAS Plus installed at Memphis International Airport Europe • Frankfurt International Airport. TN Mpls-St Paul Int’l Airport. Brazil 6 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin . Cedar Rapids. NJ Jackson Hole Airport. Moses Lake. Newark. Rio de Janeiro. WY Regina Airport.

New GPS Antenna and Receiver DFS – Bremen Honeywell.com Installing VHF Antenna DFS – Bremen DGPS Ground Station DFS – Bremen SLS-3000 Beta-LAAS Plus Memphis-Sydney-Malaga-Bremen Demonstration of FAA-Approved Integrity Monitors • • • • 7 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Memphis – FAA / FedEx Sydney – AsA (Airservices Australia) / Qantas Malaga – AENA (Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea) / Airbus Bremen – DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH) / TUIfly and Airbus Bill Corwin .

com Sydney CAT I GBAS Prototype SLS-3000 Beta-LAAS Plus Alex Passerini: Qantas Doug Benjamin: Boeing • Prototype Went ‘Live’ Oct 2005 – To Date Qantas Has Over 400 Approaches (In VMC) Gaining Operational Experience • Using System Provides Feedback From User Community 8 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .Honeywell.

com Qantas B737 ANP using GBAS – 0.02 0.02 Actual Navigation Performance 9 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Unlocking RNP Benefits Bill Corwin .Honeywell.

and BetaLAAS Plus – “Provably Safe Prototypes”) Honeywell has a model running in the lab • We can bring data recorded in the field (directly from the GPS receivers as well as recorded from our own internal VHF receiver of the broadcast message) back into the lab and recreate issues identified by any of our customers Recorded Data Allows for Playback to Understand Fielded Findings 10 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .com Field-to-Lab Connectivity • For every model (SCAT– 1.Honeywell. Beta-LAAS.

Airbus – Provide feedback on system performance from ‘line pilot’ perspective – Tuned. site-specific parameters have been most interesting findings (Example: DMax) • Fielded System Experience (FSE) – Modem Connections allow us to determine system health at anytime – Bringing “Live” data back to the lab for playback and analysis – We have instrumented our Prototypes with Data Recorders.com Fielded Systems Support Different Evaluation Methods • Air Navigation Service Providers Feedback (ANSP) – FAA. TUIfly. FAA. AsA. Boeing.Honeywell. AENA – Safety Case Generation and Interaction with Regulator – Instrumented aircraft provide ‘flying laboratories’ for assessing system performance • Airborne User Feedback (AU) – FedEx. DFS. Qantas. we can playback any anomalies found during service 11 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .

Honeywell.com Safety Critical System Design Lifecycle • Designed using SAE ARP 4754 Systems Engineering Practices • DO-178B/DO-278 Software Development Process LEGEND • DO-254 Hardware Development ANSP – Air Navigation Service Provider AU – Aircraft User FSE – Fielded System Experience ANSP ANSP Hazard Identification AU ANSP FSE System Test & Evaluation AU FSE ANSP Threat Mitigation Strategies AU ANSP FSE H/W & S/W Verification FSE ANSP Documentation Generation FSE ANSP Requirements Definition FSE ANSP ANSP H/W Qualification FSE Final System Trials by FAA for System Design Approval (Certification) FSE System Design FSE System Safety Assessment 12 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .

In the Not Too Distant Future! • Slide at right is excerpt from FAA briefing 2 May 2007 to ICAO GLS committee working on SARPS • Excellent progress being made on CAT II / III requirements • SLS-4000 capable of CAT II / III without significant rework 13 Aviation Week & Space Technology 2007 Bill Corwin .com CAT II / III .Honeywell.

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