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Aerobits Unveils Miniature ADS-B Detect-and-Avoid Solution for UAVs

Published: 26 Aug 2018

UAV ADS-B Receiver - TIM-SC1Aerobits, a developer of miniature avionics technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has announced the introduction of the TIM-SC1, a module designed for detect-and-avoid systems for small UAVs. The miniature system (23.0 x 18.0 x 2.5mm, 2g), which Aerobits claims is the world’s smallest ADS-B implementation in its price range, features a combination of a multi-core processor and FPGA support.

The FPGA-in-the-Loop technology allows the TIM-SC1 to undertake high-speed data processing, comparable to professional, ground-based stations. The TIM-SC1 is ideal for UAV applications such as mobile air traffic information and surveillance.

Features of the TIM-SC1 include:

  • High-resolution ADC with real-time signal processing based on an adaptive algorithm; best-in-class aircraft tracking
  • ADS-B and Mode-S with a capability of receiving thousands of frames per second
  • RF power measurement for each frame (useful for distance estimation in case of Mode-S)
  • High sensitive front-end with ranges over 200 miles
  • Simple module integration – programming using high-speed UART and AT commands
  • Scalable OEM solution with enormous customization potential
  • High-speed memory interface for data storage
  • GNSS (NMEA) input for dynamic calculations of relative distances to the aircraft
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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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