uAvionix has launched the pingStation 3, an upgraded dual-frequency ADS-B receiver designed to globally and locally enhance situational awareness for manned and unmanned aircraft. pingStation 3 is designed to integrate into a variety of applications, including airport displays, UAS ground control stations (GCS), unmanned traffic management (UTM) solutions, and flight information displays (FID).
pingStation 3 integrates 978 and 1090 MHz ADS-B receivers, GPS, antenna, and Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) interface into an easy-to-install, rugged weatherproof enclosure that allows the unit to permanently mounted outdoors in harsh environmental conditions. It is also small enough to be used as a mobile asset for roaming operations.
pingStation 3 now supports ASTERIX CAT021, the industry-standard in Air Traffic Management (ATM) surveillance interfaces, used by display systems, surveillance radars, ADS-B receivers, and multilateration systems worldwide in addition to the previously supported JSON and Compressed VRS formats. This additional capability transforms pingStation 3 into a plug-and-play unit for a variety of ATM systems, eliminating the need for translation software.
pingStation 3 has pushed the boundaries of UAS integration and brought airspace awareness to locations where surveillance data did not previously exist. It is a core component of the Vantis UAS Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) network in North Dakota, where ADS-B reception is combined with Command and Control (C2) infrastructure. It has also provided the foundational surveillance infrastructure for the New York UAS BVLOS Corridor between Syracuse and Rome, NY.
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