Ultra Lightweight Low Cost ADS-B Transponder for UAS
Micro-Avionix has developed an ADS-B suitable for UAVs of all sizes to improve flying safety for all. The ping™ is the world’s first family of ultralight weight, low cost, ADS-B transponders.
Weights range from an astounding 1.5 to 30 grams, depending on the type of performance capability desired. (The ping2020™, for instance, is capable of IN on both 1090ES and 978UAT, and OUT on 978UAT). The products are fully compliant with the Minimum Performance Standards of DO-282B Class A1S.
Combining this product with proposed FAA rule changes (mandating incorporation of ADS-B on all aircraft) mitigates existing traffic concerns for both manned and unmanned pilots and operators, and leads to full and safe UAS integration into the National Airspace System.
uAvionix develops the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable family of ADS-B transponders, receivers and navigation tools. uAvionix’ Ping network system combines hardware, software, and real time airspace mapping to enable companies to safely and reliably operate drones in the NAS. Founded in 2015, Palo Alto based uAvionix has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, sUAS operations and compliance, hardware, software, and cloud services. CEO Paul Beard is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in aviation and unmanned aircraft systems.
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