Sagetech Avionics

Certifiable Situational Awareness & BVLOS Solutions for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems in the Defense & Civil Industries

United States of America
Sagetech Avionics
Certifiable Situational Awareness & BVLOS Solutions for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems in the Defense & Civil Industries
317 W Steuben St, Bingen, WA 98605 United States of America Regional offices
+1 (509) 493-2185

Sagetech Avionics is an aerospace technology company empowering safe flight in crewed and uncrewed aircraft with certifiable situational awareness solutions.

Currently serving military and civil duty on most small to medium UAVs, Sagetech solutions are mission-proven and offer decades of program experience, certifications, and millions of flight hours to deliver maximum value over the life of an unmanned platform.

Today, Sagetech is expanding its technology platform to create comprehensive, certifiable systems such as detect and avoid solutions. Every day, Sagetech works in concert with its extensive ecosystem of OEM customers, technology partners, and resellers to ensure UAVs fly safer with Sagetech on board.

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Defense Solutions

MX12B Micro Transponder

The World’s smallest Full Function Mode 5 IFF Transponder for UAVs

MX12B micro transponder for dronesSagetech’s next-gen MX12B micro transponder is the World’s first Mode 5 IFF fully compliant with DoD AIMS Mk XIIB specification. The unit offers 100% traditional Mode 5 IFF functionality – beyond Appendix G – with full power and antenna diversity for service on both manned and unmanned aircraft.

This unit is at least 93% smaller and 6x lighter than traditional military Mode 5 IFF transponders, making it an ideal choice for size- and power-conscious UAVs.

Key features:

  • One box, full suite solutions
  • Complete with ADS-B In and Out
  • Pressure altitude encoder
  • Antenna Diversity
  • Ethernet
  • Simple, affordable integration

Based on technology proven in over 1.5 million certified military mission flight hours, the MX12B is already serving in multiple programs.
Sagetech MX12B certified IFF transponder with softwareMore information: MX12B micro drone transponder

MX12B in the News

Apr 2022: Identifying Drone Friend or Foe. More Important Than Ever.
Read more >

Nov 2021: Successful Demonstration of Mode 5 Level 2B Out at Bold Quest.
Learn more >

XPC AIMS DoD Mark XA certified transponder

Proven Performer in Military Applications

The Sagetech’s Heritage XPC DoD Certified AIMS transponders deliver ultra-reliability in the lowest SWaP available. The XPC transponders are easy to integrate for exceptional situational awareness on unmanned aircraft.

XPC DoD Certified AIMS transponder

  • Modes 3/A, C
  • Certified to DoD AIMS Mark XA for guaranteed NATO interoperability
  • 1.5M+ flight hours, standard equipment in most Group 2 and Group 3 UAV programs
  • Plug and play with most autopilots
  • Smallest size and weight: 3.5” x 1.8” x 0.7”, 3.5 ounces (100 grams) in a certified transponder
  • Low power: < 1W standby, 4 watts (typ), 11 watts (max)
  • Designed to FAA TSO standards
  • Integrated altitude encoder to 85K feet per SAE AS392c, SAE AS8003
  • Performance to RTCA DO-144A
  • Can be seen by TCAS
  • Federally approved: XP family FCC ID: YT5XP-TR

Civil & Commercial Solutions

MXS Mode S Drone Transponder

Maximum Functionality in a Minimal SWaP

MXS mode s transponder for dronesSagetech’s next-gen MXS micro transponder for UAVs provides Mode S and 1090 MHz ADS-B In/Out for worldwide compliance of your unmanned system, all integrated in a single tiny package with unprecedented micro SWaP.

Featuring top and bottom monopole antennas, this drone transponder provides full coverage for the ultimate in visibility and safety. The MXS also serves as the cornerstone for detect and avoid systems from Sagetech.

  • Two case styles – standalone and with an integrated heat sink
  • FAA MOPS compliant with Modes A, C, S
  • Integrated MOPS compliant ADS-B In AND Out
  • Designed to FAA TSO standards TSO-C112e, TSO-C166b, TSO-C88B (certs pending)
  • FCC approved, ID# YT5MX
  • Antenna diversity with top and bottom monopole antennas for full pattern coverage, including space-based ADS-B
  • Plug and play with common autopilots
  • Flexible I/O – RS-232, RS-422, and Ethernet
  • Low power: consumes 4W STBY, 8-15W Operating, 10W Nominal
  • Small size and weight: 3.4” x 2.5” x 1.0”, 6.4 ounces (190 grams)
  • Integrated altitude encoder can be calibrated to 100,000 feet per SAE AS392c, SAE AS8003
  • Performance to RTCA DO-181E: Level 2dels Class 1
  • Based on technology proven over 1.5 million mission flight hours in demanding flight environments
  • Intuitive command and control software included
  • Optional integration kit available

MXS mode s UAV transponderMore information: MXS Mode S Drone Transponder

XP Series UAV Transponders

XPS

The Industry’s Most Reliable Mode S TransponderXPS Mode S Transponder

The Sagetech XPS Series transponder delivers ADS-B Out capability with the highest reliability available in a single, tiny, FCC-approved package. The XPS enables you to become visible to modern Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) systems at extended ranges, per requirements.

Massive functionality. Ships from stock. Put the experience of millions of mission hours to work for you to improve UAV visibility and safety.

  • Modes 3/A, C, S
  • ADS-B Out (extended squitter) to performance standard RTCA DO-260B
  • Federally approved: XP family FCC ID: YT5XP-TR
  • XP transponders have amassed over 1.5 million flight hours in combat, high altitude, and other demanding flight environments
  • Plug and play with most autopilots
  • Serial comms: Proprietary protocol RS-232 up to 460.8 kbps / Accord NexNav, NMEA RS-232, adjustable data rate
  • Small size and weight: 3.5” x 1.8” x 0.7”, 3.53 ounces (100 grams)
  • Low power: < 1W standby, 8 watts (typical), 14 watts (max)
  • Designed to FAA TSO standards
  • Integrated altitude encoder to 85K feet per SAE AS392c, SAE AS8003
  • Can be seen by TCAS
  • Performance to RTCA DO-181E

More information: XPS Transponder

XPG

The All-In-One With the Most VisibilityXPG transponder

The Sagetech XPG Series of transponders packs it all in to deliver Modes A, C, and S, ADS-B Out, plus integrated GPS functionality in a tiny, all-in-one solution. This is the only transponder available in its class that can be seen by TCAS.

FCC-approved. Ships from stock. Put the experience of millions of mission hours to work for you to improve your UAV situational awareness.

  • Modes 3/A, C, S
  • ADS-B Out (extended squitter) to performance standard RTCA DO-260B
  • Integrated GPS
  • Federally approved: XP family FCC ID: YT5XP-TR
  • XP transponders have amassed over 1.5 million flight hours in combat, high altitude, and other demanding flight environments
  • Optional operation with a single antenna and battery pack
  • Plug and play with most autopilots
  • Small size and weight: 4.0” x 1.8” x 1.0”, 5.19 ounces (147 grams)
  • Low power: < 1W standby, 8 watts (typical), 14 watts (max)
  • Operation at full power over full temperature range
  • Designed to FAA TSO standards
  • Integrated altitude encoder to 85K feet per SAE AS392c, SAE AS8003
  • Can be seen by TCAS
  • Performance to RTCA DO-181E

More information: XPG Transponder

BVLOS Solutions

Sagetech DAA solutions help Defense, Civil and Commercial customers realize the next generation of UAV-based services faster!

 DAA BVLOS technology

We provide the most advanced certifiable, onboard detect and avoid (DAA) systems for crewed and uncrewed aircraft with our onboard, full power, low SWaP collision avoidance solution – all made possible with an onboard ACAS DAA computer.

Our team can assist you with proven situational awareness solutions designed for any aircraft size and weight. We are a faster, more efficient, cost-effective solution that can have you up and running in 2 hours.

Features:

  • BVLOS Solutions
  • Achieve Type Certification Faster
  • 10+ Years Experience
  • SafeMission+ Software
  • Onboard ACAS DAA Computer

Aircraft Category Applications

Xu: Fixed Wing Aircraft
55lbs | >400 AGL
Navigate BVLOS safely through all airspace with this certifiable, ACAS-based, all-in-one detect and avoid system in a single low-SWaP, integrated package with on-cooperative sensors and our own cooperative traffic interrogator.
sXu: Small, Uncrewed Aircraft
<55lbs | <400 AGL
Protect your investment and fly even the smallest aircraft BVLOS with Sagtech’s all-in-one ACAS sXu system. Low SWaP and integrated with autopilots and non-cooperative sensors. We also use an ADSB-In receiver for cooperative traffic. This product services fixed and rotary wing small UAS.
Xr: Rotary Wing Aircraft
>55lbs
The ACAS Xr will serve UAM and other rotor aircraft flying various in-corridor and on-corridor routes that require low SWaP, certified ACAS-based collision avoidance capability.

More information: BVLOS Solutions

In the News

Webinar: Situational Awareness – What to Know to Achieve BVLOS flight. Watch on-demand >

Webinar: Certifiable Detect and Avoid Solutions. Watch on-demand >

Webinar: OnBoard DAA – Improving Your Safety Case for BVLOS Operations. Watch on-demand >

Webinar: UAV Manufacturers Meet-Up: Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Surveillance. Watch on-demand >

Webinar: Navigating Safety Certification in UAS Platforms. Watch on-demand >

Systems Integration Services

Let us guide you every step of the way

We help OEMs, and government agencies all around the world to develop their solutions for successful airspace integration. Whether your project is in pre-development, or further along in the certification process, our team of experts can help guide you to success every step of the way.

Who We Help:

  • OEMs
  • Global Defense
  • Civil Government

BVLOS Advisory & Aircraft Certification Support

Introduction to partners and vendors that can help support your BVLOS operational readiness. Services include:

  • Avionics vetting
  • Technology stack consultation
  • We’ll help you map your path to certification and secure the waivers required

Product Training

Customized product training to meet your unique needs. Services include:

  • Product overview
  • Aircraft integration
  • Ground control station integration
  • Product provisioning and administration
  • Troubleshooting

Aircraft Integration & Flight Testing

Leverage our team to integrate our solutions for you, saving you valuable time. Services include:

  • Requirements gathering, requirements definition, integration, acceptance test planning based on requirements post integration
  • Implementation and integration of additional 3rd party products (sensors, auto pilot, etc.)
  • BVLOS technology stack solutions, as part of integration with flight testing
  • Integration and flight testing for our DAA Prototypes and MX Series transponders
Articles
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Webinars
On Demand
How Cooperative and Non-Cooperative Surveillance enables DAA as key component of BVLOS

Virtual UAV Manufacturers Meet Up

April 13, 2022 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Navigating Safety Certification in UAS Platforms

April 12, 2022 - Available On Demand
On Demand
OnBoard DAA – Improving Your Safety Case for BVLOS Operations

December 14, 2021 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Certifiable Detect and Avoid Solutions

June 22, 2021 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Situational Awareness: What to Know for BVLOS Flight

Virtual UAV Manufacturers Meet Up

April 6, 2021 - Available On Demand
On Demand
Detect And Avoid Requirements And Technologies: A Tutorial

December 15, 2020 - Available On Demand
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Regional Offices & Locations
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