uAvionix has secured FAA approval for its Vehicle Tracking Unit (VTU-20) ADS-B.
Adhering to the performance and design assurance specifications of FAA-E-3032, the externally mounted VTU-20 ensures integration and interoperability with Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC), and ADS-B receiver surveillance solutions for airport surface control and situational awareness.
The VTU-20 can be permanently or magnetically mounted to all airside vehicles, including utility, emergency, snow-removal, and maintenance equipment.
Each vehicle is clearly and uniquely identified, providing an essential addition to any surface movement guidance and control system.
The VTU-20 implements FAA approved Squitter Transmission Maps to automatically enable transmission on airport movement areas and disable transmission in low risk areas or outside airport airside operations.
Christian Ramsey, uAvionix president, said: “Ground vehicle incursions into critical safety and movement areas is on the rise. With this achievement, uAvionix continues to promote safety and common situational awareness not only in the airspace but also on the airport surface.”
The company said the recent uAvionix achievement will be made available through an exclusive relationship with L3Harris Technologies.