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Military Airborne Surveillance System (MASS™)

Product overview

The military-specific application was developed from our commercial surveillance system and addresses unique requirements of the military. This set of technologies is known as Military Airborne Surveillance System (MASS™) and is based on commercial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology.

MASS is a complete integrated communication and surveillance system designed specifically for the needs of military operators. The ACSS Cooperative Member functionality, a subset of MASS, results from a software change to the T3CAS™ technology and the Mode S/IFF Transponder for a system able to support unique military flight requirements, including formation flight and rendezvous operations in commercial airspace.

Key Features

Compliant with Air Traffic Control Guidelines

The use of ADS-B surveillance and adaptive interrogation techniques minimize RF interference during formation flights to maintain compatibility in the civil ATC environment. The system includes cooperative member identification using ASD-B Flight ID, or Mode 3/A or Mode 2 identifier, unique cockpit display characteristics for cooperative members, and the ability to select an aircraft for display of specific aircraft data. MASS inhibits the normal TCAS alerts for cooperative member aircraft to facilitate formation flight and refueling operations without nuisance TCAS alerts. Other highlights include enhanced surveillance volume and the ability to support clustering of up to 30 aircraft.

 

No Platform, Clustering or Altitude Restrictions

When Cooperative Flight Mode is not selected, the system will perform normally as a TCAS/ACAS II collision avoidance system. Other highlights include higher resolution ranges for close-in operations and formation/rendezvous capabilities within civil airspace.

Product specifications

MASS - TCAS A/T
PHYSICAL Width: 4.90 inches (12.45 cm)
Height: 7.60 inches (19.30 cm)
Depth: 15.20 inches (38.61 cm)
Weight: 14.7 lbs. (6.67 kg)
POWER Requirements and Consumption: +28.0 VDC or 115 Vac
ENVIRONMENTAL Temperature - Operating: -55° to +70°C (-67° to +158°F)
Altitude: 55,000 Ft.
Cooling: No cooling required per ARINC 600
Environment: ARINC DO-160E
Shock, Vibration: Military Standards
EMI: Military Standards
MASS - XS9501 SI Mode S/IFF Transponder
PHYSICAL Width: 4.90 inches (12.45 cm)
Height: 7.60 inches (19.30 cm)
Depth: 15.20 inches (38.61 cm)
Weight: 11.5 lbs. (5.22 kg)
POWER Requirements and Consumption: +28.0 VDC or 115 Vac
ENVIRONMENTAL Temperature - Operating: -55° to +70°C (-67° to +158°F)
Altitude: 55,000 Ft.
Cooling: Per ARINC 600
Environment: ARINC DO-160E
Shock, Vibration: Military Standards
EMI: Military Standards
Optional CDTI Display
PHYSICAL Bezel Dimensions: 4.815 inches x 6.25 inches (12.23 cm x 15.785 cm)
Image Size: 5.1 inches (W) x 3.8 inches (H), 6.3 inches diagonal (12.95 cm x 9.65 cm x 16.02 cm diagonal)
Case Size: ARINC 708A
Weight: 6.5 lbs. (2.95 kg)
INTERFACES TCAS: ARINC 429 / 725
TAWS with RWS: ARINC 762 / 453
FMS: ARINC 702 (growth)
DME: ARINC 568 (growth)
INS: ARINC 561 (growth)
Weather Radar: ARINC708A, Collins WRX-700X, Honeywell RDR-4A / RDR-48 55,000 Ft.

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Support

Access technical publications

To gain access to the latest technical publications, service bulletins and other pertinent information about your recorders or other L3Harris devices, operators and authorized repair facilities need to register with our technical support organization for the online library.

Product support / Customer service:
Email: fieldservice.cas@l3harris.com
Phone: +1 (321) 674-4900

Technical publications:
Orders / Information: +1 (623) 445-7070 (option 3)

Cage Code / Federal Supply Code: 1WYD3

Facility / Shipping / Mailing address:
19810 N 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027 USA

Order administration / Sales / General inquiries:
Email: acss.orderadmin@l3harris.com
Phone: +1 (623) 445-7040
Fax: +1 (623) 445-7004

Repair and overhaul administration:
Email: acss.phxrepair@l3harris.com
Phone: +1 (623) 445-7030
Fax: +1 (623) 445-7002

AOG services:
Regional, Business Jet & Military
Administered by logistics partner AVGroup
Provides exchange and rental services of ACSS LRUs to existing ACSS customers.
Email: salesatl@avgroup.net
Phone: +1 (321) 674-4900
Fax: +1 (770) 457-8563

Downloads

  • MASS Brochure