GPS True Locator (Flight Data Recorder Modem)



TRUE LOCATOR® FDRM is a powerful, compact, lightweight GPS system.

Designed by an international team to meet outstanding requirements and specifications.
Specially tailored for semi-military environments, it performs all you need from locating aircrafts, cars, people, boats, etc...

It could be used as navigation system too.

Special care was taken in reducing power consumption, very robust industrialization that brings TRUE LOCATOR® to perform even in deep harsh environments.
Easy to install, TRUE LOCATOR® can be connected to a variety of power mains.
High electromagnetic immunity let him to do his job precisely and fast.


GSM section
Features:
  • Quad band EGSM 800 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Output power:
  • Class 4 (2W) 800 / 900 MHz
  • Class 1 (1W) 1800 / 1900 MHz
Sensitivity:
  • 107dBm 800 / 900 MHz
  • 106 dBm 1800 / 1900 MHz
Extended temperature range:
  • -30° / +80° C
Approvals:
  • Fully type approved conforming with R&TTE directives GFC.FCC,PCTRB,IC
GPS section
Features:
  • 20 channels
  • cold/warm/hot start time: 42 / 38 / 1 sec
  • protocol: NMEA-0183
  • datum: WGS-84
  • baud rate: 19200 bps (JSOF FirmWare)
  • operating temperature range: -40° / +85° C
  • altitude: 18000 mt max
  • velocity: 515 mt/sec (1000 knots) max
  • acceleration 4g max
Output power:
  • Class 4 (2W) 800 / 900 MHz
  • Class 1 (1W) 1800 / 1900 MHz
Position and velocity accuracy:
  • 10 mt 2D
  • position 5 mt 2D, WAAS corrected
  • <5 mt DGPS corrected
  • speed 0.1 mt/sec
  • time 1 microsecond synchronized to GPS time
Sensitivity:
  • tracking sensitivity: -159 dBm
  • Acquisition sensitivity -155 dBm

FDRM section
Electrical specs:

  • Power supply range : 8 / 70 VDC
  • (main bus & battery bus)
  • Power consumptions, typical value:
  • stby <20 mA
  • stby gps on <50 mA
  • gprs/gps on 500 mA max
  • discrete input: 5 open/gnd or V+/gnd
  • discrete output: 1 open/gnd
  • serial port: 1 RS232 compliant
  • baud rate : 19200 bit/sec
GSM/GPS interface:
  • SMA
I/O interface:
  • High Density D type 26 pins

Data log:
FDRM is able to keep and store up to 100,000 positions. Each position is detailed as:

  • UTC date
  • UTC time
  • latitude and polarity
  • longitude and polarity
  • altitude
  • speed
  • direction
  • N. of active satellites used to get position

After the first 100K points the FDRM will overwrite old data (FIFO)


Discrete Inputs:

  • enable/disable single input via smssingle
  • input polarity alarm hi/low via sms
  • input protection up to 100VDC

Discrete Outputs:

  • open/gnd 1A max, ( short circuit protected)
    Set by sms in 3 ways:
  • 0 output inactive (pin open)
  • 1 output active (pin gnd connected)
  • 2 output active ,alarm time programmable
  • SET / Erase 5 phone numbers
  • 3 X 150 characters length messages, tied with stored Phone numbers
  • max 3 messages
  • enabled sms SEND
  • Default Parameters SET: sets FDRM in default status
  • Manufacturer Parameters SET:sets FDRM in default status and clear phone MEM
  • Set Status Query:sends sms to check for FDRM setup
  • Position request: if FDRM OFF ,turns GPS ON and send position by sms
  • ASS (accelerometer sensibility SET) SET 1 to 9 (0.025g step)

Download data:

  • binary: all data logs are downloaded as binary format
  • NMEA: from a sms (data and time) downloads data logs as NMEA format

Mechanical:

  • Dimensions:    85.6x75.4x23.3 mm
  • Weight:     <270g