Certified ADS-B Transponders - Military Mode 5 IFF & Civil BVLOS, Detect and Avoid Systems for Drones, UAVs

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For over a decade, Sagetech has worked in concert with military and civil UAS OEMs to create unmanned aircraft (UAVs, drones) situational awareness systems with certified mission-critical transponders, software, and related technologies.

Military and civil BVLOS flight. Urban Air Mobility. NATO Mode 5 IFF. 
We’re excited about the proliferation of unmanned aircraft applications in national airspace requiring miniaturized, sophisticated situational awareness equipment. And we’re here to serve a variety of solutions for UAS, including transponders, interrogators, detect and avoid systems, and custom engineering, all backed by sophisticated software solutions.

MX Series Miniature Drone Transponders

The world’s most advanced, certified Mode S, Mode 5 IFF and ADS-B In/Out transponders for UAVs

ADS-B Transponders for drones

Sagetech’s next-gen MX Series of miniature transponders delivers everything you need for tomorrow’s programs – ADS-B In and Out, certified Mode 5 IFF, antenna diversity, ethernet connectivity and other advanced features for continuous, reliable UAV visibility and communication.

Select from military and civil versions and fly safer with Sagetech.

MX12B Micro Transponder

The world’s first certified Mode 5 IFF micro transponder for UAVs

MX12B micro transponder for dronesSagetech’s next-gen MX12B micro transponder is the only Mode 5 IFF micro transponder officially certified to the newest 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.

Specifications:

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
Mode 5 Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) Levels 1 & 2, Upgradeable to Level 2B-Out
Mode S RTCA/DO-181
Certification DoD AIMS 17-1000, Mark XIIB
ADS-B In Integrated, 1090 MHz for ADS-B, ADS-R TIS B, and growth to Mode 5 Level 2 broadcast in
ADS-B In visualization software available
ADS-B Out RTCA/DO-260B
Transmit Power Per AIMS 17-1000
Comms Flexible I/O: Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseT), RS-422, RS-232
Antenna Diversity for full visibility including space-based ADS-B, can configure for single antenna
Altitude Encoder Integrated
Operating Altitude Unrestricted
Weight Just over 1 lb. with KIV
Dimensions 3.4”H x 2.5”W x 1.0”D
Operating temp -40 deg. C to +71 deg. C MIL-STD-810G
Environmental RTCA DO-160G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G
Command and Control Software Included
Integration Kits Optional KIV emulator, test box, and other components available

Based on technology proven in over 1.5 million certified military mission flight hours, the MX12B is already serving in multiple programs. Certified units ship from stock. Request your demo today.
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MXS Mode S Drone Transponder

Small, Powerful, and Ready to Serve in Civil BVLOS UAV applications

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.

Specifications:

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
Mode S RTCA/DO-181
Compliance FAA TSO standards: TSO-C112e, TSO-C166b, TSO-C88b
ADS-B In Integrated, 1090 MHz
ADS-B Out RTCA/DO-260B
Transmit Power 57 +/- 2dBm
Comms Flexible I/O: Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseT), RS-422, RS-232
Antenna Diversity for full visibility including space-based ADS-B, can configure for single antenna
Altitude Encoder Integrated
Operating Altitude Unrestricted
Weight 6.7 oz.
Dimensions 3.4”H x 2.5”W x 1.0”D
Operating temp -40 deg. C to +71 deg. C MIL-STD-810G
Environmental RTCA DO-160G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G
Command and Control Software Included
Integration Kits Optional test box, cables, and other components available

FAA TSO certifications are pending. Units are flying on multiple programs now and ship from stock.
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MXR Mode S Interrogator

Micro Interrogator with ADS-B In and Out for UAVs & eVTOLS

MXR ads-b drone transponderSagetech’s new MXR Mode S interrogator for UAVs and eVTOLS delivers omni-directional active surveillance and ADS-B track validation from a single miniature SWaP solution. Includes complete ADS-B In and Out, flexible I/O, and integrated altitude encoder.

Use it as a standalone component or level up by integrating it with one of Sagetech’s transponders to serve as the cornerstone in your next UAV detect and avoid (DAA) system. Units are available now.

Specifications:

PARAMETER SPECIFICATION
Compliance FAA TSO standards: TSO-C166b, TSO-C88b
ADS-B In Integrated, 1090 MHz
ADS-B Out RTCA/DO-260B
Transmit Power 57 +/- 2dBm
Comms Flexible I/O: Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseT), RS-422, RS-232
Power Consumption 4W standby, 8W operating, 10W nominal
Altitude Encoder Integrated
Operating Altitude Unrestricted
Weight 6.7 oz.
Dimensions 3.4”H x 2.5”W x 1.0”D
Operating temp -40 deg. C to +71 deg. C MIL-STD-810G
Environmental RTCA DO-160G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-810G
Command and Control Software Included
Integration Kits Optional test box, cables, and other components available

Certifiable Detect And Avoid Systems for UAS

If your UAV will fly under Part 91 or Part 135 rules where “see and avoid” systems are not enough, count on Sagetech for a certifiable detect and avoid solution. We offer components as well as complete system solutions designed for anticipated compliance and certification regulations from day 1.

Detect and Avoid Components

Our MXS Mode S transponder plus MXR Mode S Interrogator form the cornerstone of any DAA system.

MXR Interrogator + MSX Mode S Transponder for Detect and Avoid Solutions

A Complete Solution

Sagetech also offers complete system design, including an embedded DAA computer, today. View details.

Sagetech's DAA System Solution

XP Series UAV Transponders

Mission-Proven. DoD AIMS Certified. FCC Approved.

Sagetech’s heritage series of XP transponders offers decades of proven service in the most rugged of missions on civil BVLOS and military UAV programs. Simple and easy to implement, these DoD certified and FAA MOPS compliant transponders include:

  • XPC Mode A and C transponder
  • XPC AIMS DoD Mark XA certified transponder
  • XPS Mode S transponder
  • XPG Mode S transponder with GPS

All Sagetech drone transponders offer full power per specs without droop, for the ultimate in ACAS and TCAS visibility.

XP Series faa drone transponders

Specifications:

FEATURES XPC XPC AIMS XPS XPG
Certifications FCC YT5XP-TR DoD AIMS MK XA
FCC YT5XP-TR
FCC YT5XP-TR FCC YT5XP-TR
Major autopilot integration
Altitude Encoder to 85K feet
ADS-B Out
Integrated GPS
Transponder performance standard RTCA DO-144A RTCA DO-144A RTCA DO-181E RTCA DO-181E
Comms RS-232 RS-232 RS-232 RS-232
Transmit Power 250W nominal 250W nominal 250W nominal 250W nominal
Operating Altitude unrestricted unrestricted unrestricted unrestricted
Power Consumption 4W Typ 4W Typ 8W Typ 8W Typ
Weight 3.53 oz. 3.53 oz. 3.53 oz. 5.19 oz.
Dimensions 3.5 x 1.8 x 0.7 in 3.5 x 1.8 x 0.7 in 3.5 x 1.8 x 0.7 in 4.0 x 1.8 x 1.0 in
Operating temp -20 to 70 °C -20 to 70 °C -20 to 70 °C -20 to 55 °C
Command and Control Software Included Included Included Included

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About Sagetech

Sagetech Avionics is an aerospace technology company, empowering safe flight in unmanned aircraft with 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 your unmanned platform.  Today, Sagetech is expanding its technology platform to create comprehensive unmanned aircraft situational awareness systems, such as detect and avoid solutions.

Every day, UAVs fly safer with Sagetech on board. Learn more at www.Sagetech.com.

2021 AUVSI XCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST

XCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY:
Enabling Components & Peripherals

Sagetech Avionics has been announced as a finalist for the 2021 XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Sagetech’s MX12B Micro IFF Transponder was selected as a finalist in the Enabling Components & Peripherals category.

Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on August 16-19

Certified ADS-B Transponders - Military Mode 5 IFF & Civil BVLOS, Detect and Avoid Systems for Drones, UAVs
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