uAvionix Corporation today announced that the ping1090i Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) ADS-B transceiver has been accepted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia as an approved Electronic Conspicuity (EC) Device.
Ping1090i is the world’s smallest 1090MHz ADS-B IN and OUT transceiver specifically designed to support small aircraft that require ultra-light and low power-consuming components. Ping1090i transmits an aircraft’s ADS-B position and altitude messages on 1090MHz and receives ADS-B messages on both 1090MHz and 978MHz to enable Detect and Avoid (DAA) functionality. Complete with an integrated TSO certified SBAS GPS and barometric altimeter, ping1090i enables you to see nearby traffic and be seen by aircraft and Air Traffic Control (ATC) equipped with an ADS-B receiver.
Under the Australian Government’s Civil Aviation Order 20.18 Amendment, new standards have been published to encourage voluntary use of ADS-B OUT systems on Visual Flight Rules (VFR) aircraft. The aim of the amendment is to enhance the basic VFR safety principle of “see and avoid.” Ping1090i is the second EC device approved by CASA under the new rules, with the first being the uAvionix SkyEcho.
The United Kingdom (UK) Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was the first to develop and deploy the concept of Electronic Conspicuity as a means to reduce the risk of mid-air collisions. Ping1090i transceivers are being leveraged in several UAS applications in the UK and Australia as a direct result of these progressive EC policies.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 with a mission to bring safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). A fundamental principle underlying that mission is to provide solutions where all airspace users share a common situational awareness. We pioneered and now offer low SWaP TSO-certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for markets encompassing General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles, and UAS. Based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, uAvionix consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries. The entire leadership team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.
To learn more about uAvionix manned and unmanned products, please visit: www.uavionix.com