Aspen Announces New Micro-i GPS Source


Aspen is venturing into the experimental market with a micro GPS receiver that’s a suitable position source for ADS-B installations. At AirVenture 2016, the company announced the new NexNav Mico-I GPS. The device is part of the product line Aspen acquired when it bought Accord Technology last year.

The unit, which is a WAAS-capable blind box, measure 4.3 by 3.1 by 1.1 inches and will operate on 8 to 36 volts requiring just one watt of power. It has a D-type 9-pin connector and RS-232 and NMEA 0183 data formats. List price is $800 and the Micro-i is available through Aspen dealers. It’s ideal for use in experimental aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out transmitters that don’t have their own position source.