Today, uAvionix, the leader in communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) solutions for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) announced ping200X, its flagship Mode S ADS-B OUT UAS Transponder, has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification from the FAA. Ping200X is the pinnacle of years of evolution of investment in groundbreaking, low-Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) avionics developed by uAvionix and certified for use on UAS, General Aviation (GA), and defense aircraft.
“Certified avionics ensure the systems perform to the same high standards that have allowed aviation to remain the safest form of transportation for decades,” said Christian Ramsey, President. “This is even more important for systems like transponders and ADS-B which interact with other airspace users. Regulators and ANSPs demand the design assurance and quality assurance that a TSO offers to ensure safe separation of aircraft.”
Weighing only 50 grams, ping200X delivers 200 watts of transmit power while only drawing an average of 1.5 watts from the aircraft’s power supply. The ping200X profile is small enough to be fitted onto small UAS (sUAS) and supports longer flight times and larger payloads with minimal energy consumption.