June 8, 2021 – Bigfork, Montana – uAvionix, the pioneer in communications, navigation, and surveillance avionics for manned and unmanned systems, today announced it has been granted a new patent enabling safety and surveillance benefits with the use of space-based ADS-B for General Aviation (GA). U.S. Patent 11,011,830 titled “Wireless Communication System within an External Enclosure for Attachment to a Vehicle” provides the ability to leverage the wing and tail locations of an aircraft for the installation of a transponder to gain optimal performance from both ground and space-based infrastructure.
uAvionix recently released an article titled “Diversity Transponders and Space-Based ADS-B”, which discusses the uAvionix tailBeaconX’s advantages and its superior performance compared to traditional belly-mount diversity transponders when tracked by the Aireon space-based ADS-B surveillance network.
tailBeaconX has revolutionized the transponder to support current and next-generation aircraft by making installations more flexible, more affordable, and performance far more reliable. tailBeaconX received TSO authorization from the FAA this year, with preorders now being accepted pending STC approval this summer.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry in order to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). A fundamental principle of that mission is to provide solutions that allow all airspace users a common situational awareness of the airspace. Through the evolution of our company, we pioneered and now offer low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. Based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, uAvionix consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries. The entire leadership team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.
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