InFlight Labs field tamper-proof solution

InFlight Labs is developing a series of tamper-proof smart avionics that will police key avionics during all phases of flight, providing a real-time air-to-ground avionics monitoring system for continuous global aircraft tracking.
These systems will consist of Smart ACARS, Smart ADS-B, Smart FDR, Smart ELT and Smart Transponder.
The self-powered transponder will monitor the power management of the existing aircraft transponder so that if the device is turned off, tampered with, or experiences a power failure, Smart Transponder will immediately squawk the internationally recognised 7700 aircraft emergency message to air traffic control over a secure aircraft communication system.
In addition, the system activates the aircraft Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT) and/or Smart ELT which sends a GPS-based 406 MHz emergency alert to the Global Search and Rescue (COSPAS-SAT) satellite constellation.
The autonomous activation of the ELT will enable GPS and ground stations to continually track the aircraft’s location. The Smart Transponder will send a detailed burst message to aviation and government authorities alerting them of the situation within moments of an incident.
Additionally, Smart Transponder (as well as Smart ADS-B and Smart ELT) may be activated over-the-air by air traffic management through secure aircraft communications when a “Mayday” message is received or the aircraft stops communicating. “We feel this is the missing piece to the puzzle in modern day air travel safety,” said company spokesman Joseph Bekanich.
“Whenever there is an inflight crisis, instrumentation failure or avionics anomaly anywhere in the aircraft, more than the pilot or co-pilot needs to be apprised of the situation. We feel that ATC, FAA, flight monitoring services (Aireon, ARNIC, Iridium, Inmarsat and SITA)  and select government stakeholders need to be informed automatically through an air-to-ground avionics monitoring system, which concurrently activates an onboard Emergency Location Transmitter (ELT/Smart ELT), to continuously track the aircraft in real-time while it is in flight,” said Bekanich.
“Smart Avionics will fill the void of real-time global aircraft tracking, avionics power interruptions, and device tampering concerns, making aircraft disappearing off of the ATC Monitoring System a thing of the past,” said Bekanich.
InFlight Labs, with corporate offices in New York City, developed the first Aircraft-wide Inflight 911/Emergency Service for commercial aircraft in 2011. In 2012/2013, InFlight Labs expanded its product mix by developing SkyBridge “Inflight Video Communications” for aircraft-wide air-to-ground audio/video communications for inflight security and inflight emergencies situations.