Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has achieved a key milestone under a five-year contract with Aireon LLC that will create the first global satellite-based aircraft tracking system.
The company´s automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) 1090 extended squitter receiver payload has been successfully tested and qualified for simulated operation in the harsh environment of space for more than 12 years. Simulated performance testing also validated the agility of the payload to adapt to evolving aircraft traffic patterns over the same span of time.
Harris is providing Aireon with 81 of the ADS-B receiver payloads.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Its website is at harris.com.