Palo Alto, California-based uAvionix Corporation, a leading Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) avionics provider, has announced the development and test of its smallest ADS-B transceiver,.
Weighing less than 1 gram, a dime sized ADS-B prototype module for drones with transmission power between 0.01-0.25 Watts could provide visibility to any aircraft equipped with ADS-B “IN” avionics from 1 — 10 miles away, and is small enough to integrate directly into professional and consumer-level drones.
uAvionix is working with the FAA and other partners under a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) to test the unit, along with other uAvionix products.
uAvionix develops small, light, and affordable ADS-B transceivers and transponders, Ping. Its Ping network system combines hardware, software, and real-time airspace mapping to enable companies to safely and reliably operate drones. The company has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, sUAS operations and compliance, hardware, software, and cloud services.