Application Story

Airborne Transceiver Server Unit (ATSU)

  • Airborne Transceiver Server Unit (ATSU)

    The ATSU was designed to bring broadband internet connectivity to commercial aircraft. In a single conduction-cooled, 6MCU chassis, AP Avionx/AP Labs (now Kontron) was the systems designer and developer for Verizon Airfone. The ATSU included an ATG EV-DO Rev. A modem, an embedded terrestrial modem, PICMG 2.16 cPCI 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, GPS, ARINC 429, two rotating hard disk drives, conduction-cooled cPCI processor card.

    Customer: Verizon Airfone
    Program Name: Terrestrial Broadband System


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