uAvionix added a new low-SWaP transponder to the line-up of UAS communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) solutions. The ping200XR integrates the full capability of the ping200X TSO Certified Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder with the high integrity truFYX TSO certified GPS position source into a single, easy-to-install enclosure. The single enclosure simplifies installation and allows the customer to choose between the existing installed GPS antenna or one provided with the ping200XR.
The integrated GPS ensures maximum safety by providing Source Integrity Level (SIL) 3 RTCA DO-229D and TSO-C145e Class Beta 1 performance, a requirement for Mode S and ADS-B airspace access, and for reception and processing by certified avionics and Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) in other aircraft, as well as Air Traffic Control (ATC). SIL 3 performance is not available from non-aviation certified GPS, which are often used as an autopilot navigation source.
The ping200XR is integrable with many popular onboard UAS autopilots for dynamic control from ground control stations (GCS), including George – uAvionix’s enterprise autopilot solution. ping200XR can also be pre-configured before flight and carried as a payload. Replicating the functionality of a cockpit transponder controller, the uAvionix mini-controller allows you to dial-in a squawk code before takeoff for even quicker integration and rapid deployment.
The ping200XR is available now from uAvionix.com. To learn more about ping200XR or to request a quote, visit uAvionix.com/products/ping200XR/.