OEMs with the key components of an onboard Detect & Avoid solution for UAVs

Sagetech MXR micro interrogator & MXS micro transponder, along with Hover, Inc. embedded computer, will serve as core onboard detect & avoid components for UAV OEMs

Sagetech Avionics and Hover, Inc. collaborated to deliver key components for a UAV detect and avoid solution that speeds OEM type certification.

“Airborne detect and avoid capability is essential for integrating UAS into the National Airspace System,” explained Tom Furey, CEO of Sagetech. “Together our avionics expertise and technologies will form an off-the-shelf core for a DAA system that contains FAA-certified and certifiable components, helping OEMs achieve type certification faster.”

“UAVs need to replace a pilot’s line of sight with technology to avoid collisions,” said James Lawson, FAA Consultant DER and Founder of Hover, Inc. “That technology needs to be compliant with DO-254 and DO-178C design assurance levels.  Hover’s embedded computer with real-time operating system (RTOS) and Sagetech’s MX-series situational awareness components provide leading edge technology with appropriate design assurance levels and FAA certifications.  We are proud to partner with Sagetech to provide this new capability for this emerging need.”

Sagetech’s MXR micro interrogator and MXS micro transponder, along with Hover’s embedded computing solution, will enable a UAV to interrogate a nearby aircraft, validate the ADS-B in tracks, resolve the threat with a course of action using its flight computer, and communicate its change in position to nearby aircraft to avoid a mid-air collision. This DAA solution will be compliant with ACAS-Xu and ACAS-Xr specifications and is intended for installation on UAVs flying above 400 feet, beyond visual line of site (BVLOS), in the National Airspace System (NAS).  Anticipated aircraft requiring this capability include those flying civil BVLOS and urban air mobility missions, which typically weigh more than 55 pounds.

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