ADS-B INERT and ALERT for UAS Revisited
Back in 2018 – we published a white paper titled “Inert and Alert: Intelligent ADS-B for UAS NAS Integration: Concept of Operations.” In it, we described [...]
SkyLine – The World’s First UAS Command and Control Network
The Cloud in the Clouds On a chilly morning in April 2021 on a country road in North Dakota – a group of engineers, pilots, and observers [...]
A Radio Isn’t a Radio
To many, radio frequency (RF) concepts are black-box magic. We live in a world where “wireless” technologies are taken for granted – mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth – [...]
Diversity Transponders and Space-Based ADS-B
Why Diversity Matters A typical transponder and ADS-B system for General Aviation (GA) uses a single, bottom-mounted antenna, which provides the best line of sight to [...]
Groundbreaking, and we mean it
The words “groundbreaking transponder technology” haven’t been uttered without hyperbole since the transition from tubes to digital. We’re prepared to make that claim today with the FAA [...]
What’s the difference between IFF and Micro IFF?
Written by Dr. Jim Davis, Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at uAvionix, featured at Military Embedded Systems. The idea of combat ID or IFF is to provide a warfighter with a means of instantly determining if an encountered entity is friendly or hostile. With aircraft, the specific technology employed is an IFF transponder.