Urban Air Mobility

A New Generation of Avionics

Challenge Accepted. uAvionix is developing the next generation of avionics for electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) aircraft. These aircraft are the future of aviation and the way our society will mobilize in the near future.  Powered by batteries and alternative fuels, eVTOL UAM aircraft require radically different solutions than those that currently exist.  The next generation of avionics must be smaller, lighter and consume less power in order to support longer flight times, higher payloads, and non-traditional aircraft designs.

uAvionix is making advancements in integrated low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) solutions to address Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance needs for the next generation.

Communicate

uAvionix is developing UAM Command and Non-Payload Control (CNPC) links for 100% positive control over your unmanned aircraft. Our CNPC radios support networked ground infrastructures with “make before break” positive handoff. Our externally mounted “SkyLink Blade” contains dual radios and antennas for frequency and spatial diversity with polarization gain. Combine up to 3 SkyLink Blades on a single UAM for triple redundancy for a reliable uninterrupted connection.

Navigate

Our all-in-one 3DFYX GPS Receiver and Antenna Puck for UAM reduces weight and consolidates the need for additional cables and antennas. The 3DFYX coordinates with multiple Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) constellations to deliver superior positional data. Combine multiple 3DFYXs for redundancy and computation of heading and altitude for Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) aiding and backup.  Dual position outputs simultaneously deliver certifiable position with aviation integrity and high-precision Kalman filtered computations.

Separate

Ping200X Blade 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 blade enclosure. With a smaller footprint and zero components internal to the aircraft, Ping200X Blade eliminates cable weight and reduces the need for complex wiring. With Ping200X Blade, your eVTOL or UAM aircraft will be globally compliant with airspace regulations for Mode C, Mode S, or ADS-B airspace. 

Detect and Avoid

Detecting cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft and obstacles is a fundamental requirement for any un-piloted aircraft.  ADS-B In, ACASXu and non-cooperative aircraft detection will all become critically important capabilities for the future safety of our skies.  At uAvionix, we’re exploring all possibilities, including development and testing of a gimbal mounted low-airborne radar designed to meet the performance requirements to remain well clear of other aircraft.

Rethink Certification

uAvionix has pioneered the certification of modern, integrated complex-Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) products in aviation solutions.  uAvionix holds multiple Technical Standard Orders (TSOs) leveraging the newest technologies while maintaining safety through the appropriate Design Assurance Levels (DAL).  With our experienced team of passionate innovators and engineers, we can provide customized technical data packages in support of aircraft type certification.

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