uAvionix Develops Low-Altitude Dual Band ADS-B Receiver

Published: 19 Jun 2017
pingStation Dual Band ADS-B Receiver

The pingStation Dual Band ADS-B Receiver

uAvionix Corporation has introduced PingStation™ – an all-weather, networkable ADS-B receiver for low and high altitude aircraft surveillance. The robust PingStation can be permanently mounted outdoors in harsh environmental conditions and is small enough to be used as a mobile asset for roaming operations.

PingStation is a dual band (978MHz and 1090MHz), networkable ADS-B receiver, with a Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) interface enclosed in an IP67 rated protective enclosure. Integrated is the TSO certified uAvionix FYX GPS receiver for high-resolution timestamping for critical applications. It provides ground, surface, or low-altitude ADS-B surveillance within line of sight of the antenna, with ranges exceeding 250NM depending on the transmission power.

PingStation has multiple uses within the aviation industry, to include:

  • Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems
  • A component of UAS Ground Control Stations (GCS)
  • A component of UAS Detect and Avoid (DAA) systems
  • Airport surface and region situational awareness
  • FBO/flight school fleet tracking and management

In its debut application, PingStation is a component in Phase 1 of Project UAS Secure Autonomous Flight Environment (U-SAFE), as part of a low-altitude Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) corridor extending from Griffiss International Airport to Syracuse, NY.  Project U-SAFE is being funded via a grant from Empire State Development corporation. Additionally, PingStation will provide ADS-B receiver capability for the Gryphon Sensors Mobile UTM System – Mobile SkyLight.

Multiple subscription free software/data interface types allow easy integration directly into end applications such as UAS ground control stations, airport surface displays, or cloud based situational awareness applications.  Natively, PingStation provides integration into Virtual Radar Server, an open-source situational awareness mapping display system, the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS UAS Airspace Situational Awareness Display, and INDMEX Aviation’s Airboss airport situational display suite.

“uAvionix is excited to add PingStation to our product line of ADS-B transceivers and receivers,” said Paul Beard, CEO of uAvionix. “Our customers informed us for the need of robust and low cost surveillance solutions to complement the airborne equipment used in their operations.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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