uAvionix has announced a new line of certified avionics for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The company says its ping200X Mode S ADS-B transponder and truFYX Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation source are designed to enable UAS type certifications and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) mission capabilities.
“The UAS market has evolved to the point where UAS Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now executing serious efforts to achieve aircraft type certifications,” said uAvionix President Christian Ramsey. “Leveraging certified equipment not only for ADS-B, but also as the primary position source for BVLOS autopilot navigation, helps our customers achieve those goals. Until now, certified solutions meeting the Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) profile of unmanned systems simply didn’t exist.”
The ping200X weighs in at 50 grams and is a 250W Class 1 Level 2els Mode S transponder. The company expects certification by July 2019. According to uAvionix, the 40-gram truFYX will be “the world’s first SBAS GPS position source certified under TSO-C145e as a Class Beta 1 device.” It was previously certified as an integrated component uAvionix’s skyBeacon ADS-B unit. Certification is expected by the end of May.