Sagetech has released a whitepaper that explains whether UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) developers will require a transponder for their particular requirements, and details the requirements and guidelines should this be the case. The guide pulls together the current knowledge from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and other resources to provide a comprehensive reference for developers of new unmanned aerial systems.
The guide covers the following parameters for consideration:
- The size of the UAV
- The particular type of unmanned aircraft
- The distance the UAV will operate over – LOS (line of sight) or BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight)
- The flight altitude
- The airspace rules that apply to UAV operations
- Whether the vehicle is disposable, or carries sensitive information
The guide also outlines other useful information such as transponder functionality, technologies and modes, and potential future requirements for remote ID and urban air mobility. To find out more about transponder requirements and guidelines for UAS development, download the guide from Sagetech’s website.