Mon, Oct 24, 2011
Scouring the information super airways can sometimes be a tough,
if educational, task for the Aero-News staff... but it also allows
us to check out some truly neat and exciting sites, so it's not
that bad a gig. On any given day, we may check dozens (and often
hundreds) of different sources for story ideas, and facts
confirmation. And, as is the nature of our business, much of this
is done on the Internet.
The ANN gang decided we probably shouldn't keep some of the neat
sites, info resources, and organizations we've discovered to
ourselves... so we decided to bring you Aero-Linx. These are the
sites that WE check out -- when we need added perspective, a new
spin on a day's topic... or just want to escape into
cyber-aero-space for awhile.
Look for some of our favorite sites, coming each day to ANN via
Suggestions for future Aero-Linx
segments are always welcome, as well.
Aero Linx: ADS-B and Next-Gen
What is ADS-B? -- ADS-B is a replacement for (or supplement to)
traditional radar based surveillance of aircraft. ADS-B is a major
change in surveillance philosophy – instead of using ground
based radar to interrogate aircraft and determine their positions,
each aircraft will use GPS to find its own position and then
automatically report it.
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