uAvionix launches line of certified avionics for UAS


uAvionix has introduced a new line of certified avionics designed to enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) type certifications and BVLOS mission capabilities.

The ping200X Mode S ADS-B transponder and the truFYX SBAS GPS navigation source are the newest entries to the uAvionix product line.

The Ping200X is designed for Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification to Design Assurance Level C (DAL-C) for software and hardware under RTCA DO-178C and DO-254.

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It weighs 50 grams and is a 250W Class 1 Level 2els, with the full power Mode S transponder being certified to TSO-C112e (Mode S), TSO-C166b (ADS-B OUT), and TSO-C88b for the internal altitude encoder.

Certification is expected to be complete by July 2019.

Christian Ramsey, president at uAvionix, commented: “The UAS market has evolved to the point where UAS Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now executing serious efforts to achieve aircraft type certifications.”

He added: “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.”

It was launched at AUVSI Xponential last month.

Last month, CDP reported on uAvionix’s GPS receiver product launch.

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