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Technical Considerations For Selecting UAV Transponders

By Mike Ball / 28 Sep 2020
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Sagetech UAV transponderSagetech Avionics has released an article that aims to help UAV manufacturers select a suitable transponder solution for unmanned aircraft operating in civil or military airspace. In addition to Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS), and required compliances (FAA, FCC, military AIMS etc.), a variety of technical parameters must be taken into consideration.

Read the full article on Sagetech’s website

The article covers the following technical considerations for selecting a mission-critical UAV transponder:

  • Reliability
  • Output power over the full temperature range
  • Multiple communication ports
  • Autopilot integration
  • Multi-mode capabilities
  • Integrated ADS-B In
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Visibility by ATC (air traffic controllers)
  • Visibility by TCAS (traffic collision avoidance systems)
  • Antenna diversity

As the use of drones continues to proliferate and manned and unmanned aircraft increasingly share the same airspace, technical and safety-critical considerations have become of serious consequence. To find out more about selecting the right transponder for a UAV platform or program, read the full article on Sagetech’s website.

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion 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. Connect & Contact