ATC-5000 NextGen ATC/DME Test Set

The VIAVI ATC-5000NG is an RF signal generator/receiver for testing Mode 3/A, C and S transponders. The ATC5000NG was designed with modern software defined radio technology and is the replacement product for the commercial functionality of the SDX-2000, ATC-1400A and S-1403DL

The ATC-5000NG is capable of performing most MOPS tests for DO-181E, DO-260, DO-260A, DO-260B, and DO-282B and is the ideal test equipment for engineering development, certification, manufacturing and service.

The ATC-5000NG tests the following:

  • Transponders (Mode S/ADS-B Out)
  • ADS-B In receivers
  • UAT receivers
  • 1090MHz DF18 Emitters (surface vehicles)
  • ADS-B In Ground Station Receivers
  • ADS-R, TIS-B Ground Station Transmitters
  • DMEs


  • Target generation – independently configure up to 600 ADS-B, TIS-B, or ADS-R target types (32 dynamic and 568 static); ATCNGOPT03 Multireceiver option required
  • Software-driven design allows for field updates to add new features, capabilities or modifications
  • ADS-B squitter decode and logging for ADS-B Out testing (DO-260, DO-260A and DO-260B data parsing)
  • DO-260B MOPS preconfigured tests available (Option ATCNGOPT06)
  • Generates ATCRBS/Mode S interrogations
  • Multi-receiver test capability (ATCNGOPT03)
  • UAT TX/RX capability (ATCNGOPT02)
  • Pulse and frequency measurement
  • Remote controlled via GPIB or Ethernet
  • Two independent transmitters and receivers
  • TX/RX data logging capability
  • Legacy command set option
  • Full diversity testing capability
  • Data parsing in engineering units


  • Internal pulse measurement capability eliminates need for oscilloscope
  • Support for Air Traffic Control Modernization mandates (NextGen, SESAR)
  • Modern architecture design will support future standards changes