uAvionix Corporation

Certified UAV Communications, Navigation, Control, Surveillance, and Combat ID Solutions

United States of America
uAvionix Corporation
Certified UAV Communications, Navigation, Control, Surveillance, and Combat ID Solutions
300 Pine Needle Lane Bigfork, MT 59911 United States of America Regional offices
+1 (844) 827-2372

uAvionix was founded with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV) into National Airspace Systems (NAS).

uAvionix offers low SWaP TSO-certified and uncertified avionics for civil UAS, Urban/Advanced Air Mobility (UAM/AAM), General Aviation (GA), airport surface vehicles, and tactical Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) markets. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.

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Defense Solutions

Mode 5 Combat ID / IFF Solutions for Tactical UAV

Our RT-2087/ZPX IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) solutions provide secure Combat ID with Modes 1, 2, 3/A, C, S, and 5 interoperability for tactical UAS. The low-SWaP systems are installable on UAVs as small as Group 1 or Group 2.

mode 5 transponders for defense applications

Engineered to the highest standards, ZPX systems have been tested to meet rigorous environmental and performance specifications, with AIMs Mk XIIB certification pending. ZPX transponders are also compliant with civil airspace requirements as Mode S/1090ES ADS-B transponders, simplifying aircraft configurations.

All ZPX Transponders are crypto-appliqué compatible and contain internal crypto emulators to provide non-classified Mode 5 testing and demonstration capability.

Mode S UAV Transponders

ZPX-A – Mode S Transponder with ADS-B for military & civilian UAS

Mode S Transponder

The ZPX-A is a Mode S transponder with ADS-B capabilities, designed to allow both military and civilian UAS to safely operate in controlled airspace. The AIMS-certified transponder can be recognized by other aircraft with Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) or ADS-B In receivers.

The low-SWaP transponder weighs just 50 grams and can be used by UAS as small as Group 1 and Group 2. Capabilities for military users include control of X-bit in Mode A replies and individual on/off mode control.

IFF Combined Transponder-Receivers

RT-2087/ZPX – IFF Mode 5 Transponder with Mode S and ADS-B (UAS Groups 1-5)

IFF Mode 5 Transponder with ADS-BRT-2087/ZPX is the world’s lowest-SWaP AIMS Certified Combat ID and Air Traffic Control surveillance transponder.

Designed to satisfy IFF Transponder, Mode S, and ADS-B requirements, RT-2087/ZPX allows tactical UAS to operate in both battlefield conditions and controlled civil airspace.

The secure system can be combined with a micro-crypto appliqué for the latest NATO Mode 5 encryption capabilities. Options include an integrated ADS-B receiver and ethernet connectivity.

ZPX-1 – Combat ID IFF Mode 5 transponder with ADS-B

Mode 5 IFF Transponder Receiver

The ZPX-1 is a Mode 5 transponder designed to satisfy IFF Transponder and ADS-B requirements for tactical UAS that may operate both on the battlefield and in controlled civil airspace. The low-SWaP transponder weighs just 91 grams and can be used by UAS as small as Group 1.

The unit can be combined with a microcrypto system to enable the latest NATO-approved IFF encryption standards.

IFF Receivers

ZPR – passive Mode 5 IFF and ADS-B receiver systempassive Mode 5 IFF and ADS-B receiver

The ZPR is a passive Mode 5 L2/2B IFF and civil 1090 MHz ADS-B receiver system designed to provide enhanced situational awareness and detection of aircraft operating either in civilian airspace or on the battlefield.

The low-SWaP unit includes an internal crypto emulator and is ideal for installing in aircraft and vessels as well as portable and permanent ground control stations.

Civil Solutions

George UAV Autopilot

Lightweight miniature drone autopilot

George is a versatile UAS autopilot based around the proven open-source CubePilot platform, allowing you to migrate existing Ardupilot or PX4 software to a certifiable platform. Engineered specifically to minimize impact on SWaP budgets, the system is optimized for Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) fixed-wing aircraft.

George G2

George G3

Incorporating state-of-the-art GPS, C2 radio, airspeed sensors, Detect and Avoid (DAA) technology, and military-grade geomagnetic sensors, George provides the utmost in accuracy and safety standards. The processing system is designed to DO-178C DAL-C, while the DO-254 DAL-C hardware platform is engineered to DO-160G and MIL-STD-810H environmental standards.

UAV AutopilotGeorge is plug-and-play compatible with all our certified solutions, providing a robust drone hardware ecosystem. The autopilot is available in two models to serve the requirements of both Group 2 and Group 3 UAS.

Learn more: George UAV Autopilot

Mode S ADS-B OUT Transponders

ping200X – Certified UAV Mode S Transponder with ADS-B OUT

UAV Mode S Transponder
  • FAA TSO Certified
  • 1090MHz Mode S Transponder
  • Weight: 50 grams
  • Size: 47 x 54 x 9 mm

ping200X Mode S Transponder for UAVping200X is the premier FAA TSO Certified Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder for UAS.

Enabling airspace access, regulator, and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) acceptance worldwide, ping200X enables your aircraft to be detected by Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR), Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS), and ADS-B IN receivers.

Compact and light, ping200X is a Level 2els, Class 1 transponder small enough to fit on Class 1 and 2 sUAS. Don’t let the size fool you. At only 50-grams, the ping200X transponder packs a punch delivering 250 watts of transmit power while drawing only 1.5 watts.

ping200X is easily integrated with a wide range of drone autopilots for dynamic control from the ground control station (GCS), with an industry-standard serial protocol and physical protocol converters for broader adaptation. The unit can also be integrated as a “set-and-forget” payload paired with the uAvionix mini-controller.

uAvionix mini-controller
uAvionix mini-controller

Pair ping200X with our high-performance truFYX SBAS GPS to deliver safe separation information to Air Traffic Control (ATC) as required for controlled airspace around the globe. The Source Integrity Level (SIL) 3 GPS also guarantees visibility to certified avionics in other aircraft.

ping200XR – Mode S ADS-B UAV Transponder with Integrated GPS
ping200Xr Mode S ADS-B UAV Transponder

  • FAA TSO Certified
  • 1090MHz Mode S Transponder
  • Weight: 52 grams
  • Size: 47 x 72 x 10 mm

ping200XR combines our TSO-certified ping200X transponder with an internal TSO-certified GPS, providing aviation-grade avionics performance for UAS with a power consumption of only 1.5 Watts.

The integrated SBAS GPS receiver meets the performance requirements of RTCA DO-229D and TSO-C145e, providing Source Integrity Level (SIL) 3 operation and guaranteeing visibility to certified avionics in other aircraft as well as Air Traffic Control.ping200Xr Mode S UAV Transponder with GPS

ping200X can be easily integrated with a wide range of drone autopilots for dynamic control from the ground control station (GCS), with an industry-standard serial protocol and physical protocol converters for broader adaptation. The unit can also be integrated as a “set-and-forget” payload when paired with our mini-controller.

ADS-B Receivers

pingRX Pro – Detect and Avoid ADS-B UAV ReceiverpingRX-Pro ADS-B Receiver

pingRX Pro is a dual-band ADS-B receiver purpose-built for professional UAV Detect and Avoid (DAA) applications.

  • Dual-band (978MHz / 1090MHz) ADS-B IN
  • Weight: 8 grams
  • Size: 32 x 31 x 9 mm

Capable of tracking aircraft on both 978MHz and 1090MHz, the rugged aviation-grade solution provides superior performance and flexibility for any UAS application, enabling BVLOS approval around the world.

Featuring a maximum range of nearly 100 times that of any competitive solution, pingRX Pro provides true 360×360 awareness, tracking any potential threats at all times and capable of handling up to 100 aircraft simultaneously.

pingRX Pro ADS-B 360 awareness
pingRX Pro On-Board ADS-B

pingRX Pro On-Board ADS-B Receiver for DAA

PingRX Pro can be easily integrated with Ardupilot and PixHawk-based drone autopilots, requiring only a few lines of code to be launch-ready.

pingStation 3 – Ground-Based Networkable Dual-band ADS-B Receiver

pingStation 3 dual-frequency ADS-B receiver

  • Dual-band (978MHz / 1090MHz) ADS-B IN
  • Networkable
  • Integrated GPS
  • Weatherproof

pingStation 3 is a weatherproof dual-band (978MHz and 1090MHz) ADS-B receiver designed for both permanently-mounted and roaming applications.

It provides ground, surface, or low-altitude ADS-B surveillance within line-of-sight of the antenna up to 200NM away. Multiple pingStations can be networked together to provide a wide area low-altitude surveillance capability.

The integrated GPS receiver provides position and precision time-stamping for multilateration and messaging. Data messages are available in multiple formats for easy integration into custom applications.

The robust unit, housed in an IP67-rated protective enclosure, provides easy mounting and installing, requiring only a single Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) cable for power and data communications.

GPS Position Sources

truFYX – high-integrity drone GPS receiver

truFYX drone GPS receiver for UAV autopilots

  • TSO-C145e certification-pending
  • Weight: 20 grams
  • Size: 47.37 × 8.21 mm

truFYX is a TSO-C145e certification-pending GPS receiver providing high-integrity aviation-grade position source data for drone autopilot and ADS-B systems.

With reliable performance far exceeding that of a consumer-grade GPS, truFYX is ideal for a range of critical UAS applications such as UAM (urban air mobility), precision agriculture, and search and rescue.

The flexible GPS receiver leverages the same advanced fault detection and exclusion technology used by thousands of manned aircraft around the world. truFYX has been designed to adapt with the growing UAS industry and satisfy current and future regulations and mandates. The device has been developed to DO-178 and DO-254, tested to DO-160G environmental standards, and manufactured in an FAA-approved facility.

truFYX drone gps receiver

truFYX weighs just 20 grams and can be easily integrated into almost any drone configuration. It uses industry-standard NMEA or MavLink protocols and is compatible with a wide range of UAS autopilots.

BVLOS UAV C2 Data Links

microLink – UAV data link for BVLOS command & control

  • BVLOS UAV Data LinkFCC (U.S.A.) and IC (Canada) Approved
  • Dual Radios
  • Weight: 16 grams
  • Size: 31 x 26 x 9mm

microLink is a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Command and Control (C2) drone data link radio specifically designed for long-range mission-critical applications and UAV operations.

The FCC (U.S.A.) and IC (Canada)-approved high-integrity avionics solution consists of two radios, each with their own external antenna for enhanced reliability, range, and signal blockage protection.

The GPS timing-synchronized datalink utilizes advanced frequency-hopping techniques to protect against external interference, using the full 902 – 928MHz spectrum range. Performance can be optimized even further by pairing microLink with our skyStation Ground Radio System (GRS), which multiplies your effective range to 12 miles line-of-sight and can be mounted on your GCS or on permanent infrastructure.microLink uav data link configThe versatile solution features an open architecture with almost limitless integration options and allows you to interface with PixHawk or nearly any serial-connected drone autopilot.

microLink is supplied with a mission monitor application that provides continuous connection status, signal integrity, and health of both ARS and GRS radios, allowing pilots to make critical decisions before link loss occurs.

SkyLine Command & Control Infrastructure and Datalinks

Enterprise UAS C2 infrastructure management service

UAS C2 Command & Control Infrastructure
SkyLineis a scalable Enterprise Command and Control (C2) infrastructure management service that has been designed from the ground up to meet aviation design standards for critical UAS and UAM (urban air mobility) applications.

Vertically Integrated Highly Scalable Infrastructure

Vertically Integrated Highly Scalable Infrastructure

It provides real-time statistics and telemetry such as aircraft location, network health and signal strength, all accessible from the cloud.

Cloud-accessible Real-time Statistics and TelemetryCloud-accessible Real-time Statistics and Telemetry

Based around our low-SWaP DO-362A SkyLink datalink radios, SkyLine provides seamless management of your UAS missions and infrastructure. The system has been developed to Design Assurance Level (DAL) C for both hardware and software, ensuring the highest level of safety for unmanned aircraft and cargo.

SkyLine Airborne & Ground Radio Links

Our SkyLine airborne and ground radio systems enable robust Control and Non-Payload Communications (CNPC) links for UAS, and are designed to RTCA DO-362A and FAA TSO-C213a. The radio links provide reliable low-latency transfer of critical information for certifiable LOS and BVLOS missions.

pingRID – FAA-compliant Remote ID Broadcast Module

FAA compliant Remote ID Broadcast ModulepingRID is a compact and lightweight addon module that enables any drone to achieve compliance with the FAA’s Remote ID regulations. The easy-to-use module comes preconfigured right out of the box, requiring you only to assign your unique device ID to your FAA drone registration.

The self-powered design can operate for over 2 hours on a single charge, and can be recharged via USB-C. A set of LED indicators provides at-a-glance status on the battery charge, device readiness for flight, and inflight operations.

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