Separation involves both communications with ATM/UTM, but also Detect and Avoid (DAA) technologies that allow the UAM to see and be seen in coordination with other airspace users. Examples of these technologies include ADS-B IN and OUT, Mode S Transponders for TCAS/ACAS coordination and ATC surveillance, Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communications for intent declarations, and Remote Identification (RID) for security and public awareness. uAvionix’s product suite encompasses all of these technologies.
uAvionix’s new tailBeaconX is the world’s first ADS-B OUT Transponder designed for the needs of eVTOL aircraft. tailBeaconX integrates a complete Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) OUT transponder and antenna with remote control interface into an externally mounted nav light enclosure. With a smaller footprint and zero components internal to the aircraft, tailBeaconX eliminates cable weight and reduces the need for complex wiring. The patented design is visible to terrestrial and space-based ADS-B systems. With tailBeaconX, your eVTOL or UAM aircraft will be globally compliant with airspace regulations for Mode C, Mode S, or ADS-B airspace.
ADS-B transmitters are now required for most aircraft operating in controlled airspace in the United States. This makes ADS-B the highest performance and cost-effective DAA technology in the airspace. pingRX is the smallest and lightest dual-frequency ADS-B receiver available. At just 5 grams, pingRX detects ADS-B signals far beyond Well Clear volumes, turning self-separation into minor-strategic adjustments, rather than last-minute avoidance maneuvers. Available as a product and as an OEM module, pingRX provides critical information about the potential threat including identification, type, position, and vector.