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