WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InFlight Labs, LLC, announced today it is in development of a Smart Emergency Location Transmitter (Smart ELT™), which is the FIRST Air Traffic Control (ATC) activated Aircraft Tracking System. Smart ELT™ is deployed over "Satellite-to-Aircraft" communications anywhere in the world from an ATC Ground Command to locate any aircraft within moments of a crisis.
"The tamper-proof Smart ELT™ is a game changer for locating distressed or missing aircraft…Smart ELT™ can be activated/reset while an aircraft is in flight; which the first ELT to offer this functionality. This technology could have located and tracked Malaysian Air 370 through all phases of flight if it was available at that time. We have developed Smart ELT™ so that another incident like Malaysian Air 370 never happens again." says company spokesman Joseph Bekanich.
Smart ELT™, which sends a GPS-based 406 MHz emergency alert to the global search and rescue satellite constellation (COSPAS-SAT). The autonomous activation of the ELT will enable GPS and ground stations to continually track the aircraft's location. Smart ELT™ will also send a detailed burst message to aviation and government authorities, apprising them of the situation within moments of an incident as well.
Smart ELT™ can also be configured to be activated by other avionics such as: Flight Data Recorder (FDR), Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS) or aircraft Transponder to detect when an avionics anomaly or power interruption has occurred.
"The self-powered Smart ELT™ can optionally deploy secure Aircraft-Wide "Air-to-Ground" audio/video communications established to put "eyes on the situation for ATC and government authorities as well".
"Smart ELT™ is a powerful asset that will offer real-time assistance to track missing or distressed aircraft on a world-wide basis" says company spokesman Joseph Bekanich.
"InFlight Labs, LLC "Tamper-proof" Smart Avionics will fill the void for global aircraft tracking, addressing avionics anomalies, power interruptions, and device tampering concerns," states Bekanich.
About InFlight Labs, LLC
InFlight Labs, LLC, with corporate offices in New York City, developed the first aircraft-wide in-flight 911/emergency service for commercial aircrafts in 2011. In 2012/2013, InFlight Labs expanded its product mix by developing SkyBridge™ in-flight video communications for aircraft-wide air-to-ground audio/video communications for an in-flight security and in-flight emergencies situations. InFlight Labs, LLC, was an Excellence Awards finalist for the 2013 Safety Leadership of the Year Award by ATC Global and Air Traffic magazine. InFlight Labs is currently a 2014 Excellence in Avionics Award nominee for "Technology Company of the Year" by Avionics Magazine.
SOURCE InFlight Labs, LLC