5G Interference Concern Drives RadAlt Design

RA6500 Terrain series radar altimeter
The RA6500 Terrain series radar altimeter is qualified for transport-category airplanes and helicopters certified under Parts 25 and 29 that require dual RadAlts.
Credit: FreeFlight Systems
The advent of new 5G broadband cellular networks is driving the redesign of core aviation equipment, says an avionics manufacturer that aims to certify the first 5G-hardened radar altimeter. FreeFlight Systems, of Irving, Texas, has applied to the FAA for technical standard order (TSO) approval of...

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