November 10th, 2021 – Bigfork, Montana – uAvionix today launched its upgraded dual-frequency ADS-B receiver, pingStation 3 to globally and locally enhance situational awareness. pingStation 3 integrates 978 and 1090 MHz ADS-B receivers, GPS, antenna, and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) interface into an easy-to-install, rugged weatherproof enclosure. With a selection of non-proprietary and industry-standard data interfaces, such as JSON and ASTERIX CAT 021, pingStation 3 is designed to integrate into a multitude of end-user applications, including airport displays, UAS Ground Control Stations (GCS), Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Solutions, and Flight Information Displays (FID). pingStation 3 is robust enough to be permanently mounted outdoors in harsh environmental conditions and small enough to be used as a mobile asset for roaming operations.
Introducing ASTERIX CAT021
pingStation 3 now supports ASTERIX CAT021, the industry-standard in Air Traffic Management (ATM) surveillance interfaces, used by display systems, surveillance radars, ADS-B receivers, and multilateration systems worldwide in addition to the previously supported JSON and Compressed VRS formats. This additional capability transforms pingStation 3 into a plug-and-play unit for a variety of ATM systems eliminating the need for translation software.
Airport Surface and Airspace Situational Awareness
When paired with the VTU-20 airport vehicle ADS-B transmitter, pingStation 3 improves airport operations staff and ATC’s situational awareness and safety by reducing the risk of runway incursions.
In the UK, pingStation has let the way to forming new draft policies for providing Flight Information Displays (FID) to Class G airports to improve situational awareness and reduce the risk of mid-air collisions.
Pushing the Boundaries of UAS Integration and Detect and Avoid Solutions
pingStation 3 has pushed the boundaries of UAS integration and brought airspace awareness to locations where surveillance data did not previously exist.
pingStation 3 is a core component of the Vantis UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) network in North Dakota, where ADS-B reception is combined with Command and Control (C2) infrastructure.
pingStation provides the foundational surveillance infrastructure for the New York UAS BVLOS Corridor between Syracuse and Rome, NY.
uAvionix brings safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry to aid their integration into the National Airspace Systems (NAS). The company also offers low SWaP TSO-certified and non-certified avionics for General Aviation Airport Surface Vehicles, and the UAS marketplace. Our team consists of unparalleled engineering and management talent who bring a unique combination of experience with avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and the semiconductor industries. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.