The HawkEye ADT Satellite Based System is the first aircraft device to deliver full autonomous distress tracking (ADT) compliance with ICAO-GADSS to airline operations centers (AOCs).
The HawkEye ADT delivers ICAO-GADSS compliant tracking as well as voice communication through Iridium satellite for dependable global reach and greater safety. For analyzing aircraft state, the product incorporates global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers and a sophisticated attitude heading reference system (AHRS) processor.
The FAA has authorized the HawkEye ADT, which has an approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) for the Boeing 737 type series.
The HawkEye ADT is a satellite-based system that complies with the ICAO GADSS criteria and can be used on aircraft operating anywhere in the world. For routine operations and defined distress anomalies, the product automatically reports aircraft position information. The aircraft is identified by position reports, which include crucial 4D+3 information such as time (UTC), latitude, longitude, altitude, heading, airspeed, and status (normal, abnormal (and why), distress) (and why).
More incidents can be reported (e.g., take-off and landing, variable reporting rates, etc.) Individual position reports can be customized remotely at the aircraft operator's choice.
The HawkEye ADT is an FAA-certified equipment that is simple to install, operate, and maintain. The device is powered by the aircraft's electrical bus and contains an internal battery for backup power in the event of a power outage. The HawkEye ADT also provides two-way global voice communications and a redundant tracking capability for greater reliability.
In the case of a perceived emergency during flight, the system features a cockpit panel switch that the crew can trigger to warn the aircraft operator. The HawkEye ADT has an independent 4D+3 GNSS capability as well as an AHRS module that can detect possible distress automatically (without crew activation). It also has ARINC 429 read-only data inputs for calculating operator-defined "out of bounds" conditions.
Using SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network's aircraft tracking software platform, position report messages are sent directly to the AOC over the Iridium satellite network. When the ADT is triggered (either automatically or by the crew), position reports to the AOC are sent at one-minute intervals, allowing further action to be taken.
AHRS for increased aircraft state determination
Wide-range power supply voltage for installation flexibility
Dual Iridium satellite data modems for reliable 100% global transmission
Additional satellite voice capability for global two-way communications
Powerful data processor for advanced evaluation required by ADT
Redundant GNSS receivers for reliable and resilient tracking data
Read-only ARINC 429 data inputs for specific critical aircraft status details
Standard Ethernet port for easy maintenance
Backup battery for autonomous ADT operation in the event of aircraft power loss
Complete installation kit included for fast and efficient deployment