Avionics Engineering

In addition to the development of our own products, f.u.n.k.e. AVIONICS offers competent engineering services around customer specific avionics solutions for aircraft navigation, guidance and control.


We offer:

  • Systems engineering
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software development and verification
  • Hardware development and low-volume production
  • System integration and testing on system level
  • Qualification and certification
  • Consulting

Our key competence areas:

  • Satellite navigation
  • Traffic displays
  • Data communication (VHF, Mode S)
  • Mission management
  • Display systems, HMI solutions

 

 


Our services are covering the range from turn-key solutions to on-site support by seconded members of our team. They include software development and verification in accordance with aviation standards (RTCA DO-178C) and equipment qualification in accordance with RTCA DO-160G.

Our customers benefit from our competence in technology and product development as an EASA approved development (ADOA), manufacturing (JAR Part 21) and maintenance (JAR Part 145) organisation. Our staff is used to working in an international framework like EU or ESA projects. Some of our employees are authorised to handle classified information.

Customer specific solutions are frequently realized on the basis of our product portfolio (VHF radios, Mode S transponders, display systems). Our long-lasting co-operation with customers and partners has led to our competence in the latest European CNS/ATM concepts and their implementation in avionics systems. We can draw on experience from the development and customization of various cockpit display systems. Typical applications for which we can offer ready-to-use solutions are moving map displays, traffic displays based on ADS-B and FLARM and terrain displays. We also support the implementation of customer specific solutions through API libraries.

Paralander / Parafinder

We have developed a customer specific portable Mode S solution (transponder and ground receiver) under contract from EADS Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Defence and Space). It is in use for the training of military paraglider troops. The system comprises a graphic position display on a laptop computer.

ADS-B Repeater Station

Under contract from Airservices Australia, our TRT800H Mode S transponder was modified to become an ADS-B repeater station, which receives and broadcasts ADS-B messages on 1090MHz. This helps to improve the coverage of existing ADS-B ground stations at lower flight levels when no direct line-of-sight contact between the station and an aircraft is possible due to terrain masking.

Low Power ADS-B Transceiver (LPAT)

We are currently contracted by UK NATS to develop a prototype of a Low-Power ADS-B Transceiver (LPAT). It is based on our traffic monitor TM250 and our Mode S transponder TRT800H. LPAT shall be suited for temporary installation in ultralight aircraft and other flying sport equipment. It receives traffic information via ADS-B, FLARM and Mode S and displays it to the pilot on its integrated display. ADS-B messages are sent out with reduced power (30W) on 1090 MHz. Evaluation will be performed in a technology project co-funded by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) starting later in 2014.

 

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