Monday, February 12, 2007

Tellumat transponder contract

South African communications and defence electronics company, Tellumat, has landed an order for X-band transponders from the Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Marc Anderson, Business Development and Marketing Manager for Tellumat Defence (Cape Town) made the announcement in Bangalore.
"The XBT-2000P will be installed at remote island airfields to assist in positioning and identifying the landing zone using an aircraft's X-band weather or surveillance radar in standard or beacon-mode, resulting in a safer approach and landing" says Anderson.
The transponder provides a response to sweeps from the aircraft's radar, which is detected, decoded and superimposed on the primary radar picture in the aircraft. In beacon-mode the transponder response includes a 4-pulse identification code that allows for up to a maximum of sixteen transponders to be uniquely identifiable and to operate within the coverage area of the radar. If the aircraft radar has beacon mode, the identification code of the transponder can be included in the cockpit display. Operating in normal mode the transponder transmits a single pulse in response to a successful interrogation from the aircraft's primary radar. This pulse will be displayed as in the case of beacon-mode but represents range only.
12/02/07 Cape Business News, South Africa

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