TopStar C is the certified GNSS receiver solution for every flight phase. It enables reliable navigation and approach for aircraft and helicopters and provides crucial functions including LPV, RNP, and ADS-B as well as GBAS (in the near future). Compliant with the latest navigation functions, TopStar C is at the heart of ATM, and available as both linefit and retrofit for aircraft and helicopters.
Reducing cost via easy integration
TopStar C operates as a standalone GPS receiver. Compliant with the ARINC 743A-4 standard, it can also be easily associated with an inertial reference unit or a flight management system. TopStar C is part of the TopDeck® avionics suite. It also operates in military theatres.
At the heart of Air Traffic Management
ATM is evolving from a radar-controlled environment to trajectory-managed airspace. With the inception of high-precision approach features like Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV), Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), GPS receivers have become the cornerstone of navigation systems. Consistent accuracy, availability and reliability are essential in order to safely accomplish ever more demanding missions, using the WAAS and EGNOS satellite constellations.
Using high technology to build confidence
Having been involved in the development of GNSS receivers (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS) for many years, Thales has developed a unique GPS receiver featuring a Doubledelta®-patented correlation technique for multipath mitigation, compatible with the D0-229D. Already flying on board ATR-42, ATL2, A109 LUH and the S-76D helicopter,