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Rockwell Collins introduces new Traffic Surveillance System


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 19, 2006) - Rockwell Collins today introduced its new TSS-4100 Traffic Surveillance System for business jet operators.

This highly integrated system combines the Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) and Mode S transponder functions, as well as emerging ADS-B applications, into a single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) that is the same size as the existing 4 Modular Concept Unit (MCU) TCAS unit. The TSS-4100 utilizes a combined TCAS / Mode S antenna which allows for overall reduction of antenna count and the associated cable weight.

“The introduction of the TSS-4100 reflects our commitment to lead the way addressing the needs of a changing airspace environment.” said Denny Helgeson, vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Operators using this system will benefit from reduced size, weight, power consumption, wiring, and improved situational awareness as traffic computer applications become available.”

As the platform to provide cooperative surveillance functions, the TSS-4100 supports improved situational awareness for both airspace users and ground-based system managers. It provides the platform for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) applications such as Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI), Traffic Information Service - Broadcast (TIS-B), and decision support applications such as merging and sequencing, separation assurance, and surface operations. The system will support the Federal Aviation Administration’s vision for the next generation air transportation system (NGATS) as well as global initiatives, including those already under way in Europe and Australia.

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronics solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications and information management is strengthened by 17,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit

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