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Section 1 provides general background information needed to understand the NGSS
equipment and system characteristics and requirements stated in the remaining
sections. It describes typical applications and operational goals as envisioned by the
members of Special Committee 165 and establishes the basis for the standards stated
in Section 2 and Section 3. Definitions and assumptions essential to proper
understanding of this document are also provided in this section, while a more
extensive glossary appears as Appendix A. Section 1 of this MOPS is intended to be
informative in nature and contains no requirements applicable to the avionics
equipment covered by this document.
Section 2 contains the minimum performance standards for the aircraft NGSS
equipment. These standards specify the required performance under standard
operating and environmental conditions, and are common to all NGSS AES
equipment. This section also includes bench test procedures necessary to
demonstrate equipment and network compliance with the stated minimum
Section 3 describes the performance required of the installed aircraft avionics
equipment. Tests specifically for the installed equipment are included when
performance cannot be adequately determined through bench testing.
Section 4 describes the operational performance characteristics for equipment
installations and for network operation and defines conditions that will assure the
equipment user that operations can be conducted safely and reliably in the expected
Appendix A is an informative appendix containing an extended glossary, abbreviation,
and acronym list.
Appendix B was deleted. (Previously it was a normative appendix for AES equipment
that implements an ISO-8208-compliant ATN interface. No such equipment exists.)
Appendix C is an informative appendix containing specific recommendations tailoring
the requirements contained in this MOPS for equipment that supports only non-safety
The technology specific appendices follow the same structure as the main body of the
document. The appendices are fully self-contained and they can be treated as
standalone normative standards applicable for the AES equipment compliant with
given technology. Currently the following appendices are provided:
Appendix D contains normative requirements for Iridium AMS(R)S equipment
Appendix E contains normative requirements for Inmarsat Swift Broadband AMS(R)S
Additional appendices may be added as new systems get deployed.
The following documents are referenced in the main body of this MOPS. The
Appendices may contain other reference documents listing. In the event of any conflict
between the reference documents and this MOPS, this MOPS shall take precedence.
FOR ALL DOCUMENTS WHERE CONCRETE VERSION IS NOT PRESENTED IN
THIS LIST, REFER TO THE LATEST AVAILABLE VERSION OR THE VERSION
EXPLICITLY INDICATED IN THE TEXT.
ED-12 / DO-178 “SOFTWARE CONSIDERATIONS IN AIRBORNE SYSTEMS AND
EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION”, PREPARED BY EUROCAE WG-71 / RTCA SC-205
"M INIMUM OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR
GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBIT AERONAUTICAL MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES
(AMSS) AVIONICS”, RTCA DO-210D, APRIL 19, 2010, PREPARED BY RTCA SC-
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