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20 gram 20W Mode S Transponder

Overview

Ping20S is the world’s smallest, lightest, most affordable Mode S ADS-B transponder. At just 15 grams, it allows drone aircraft to respond to Mode S radar interrogations by ATC and TCAS. Ping20S also transmits ADS-B on 1090MHz.  No deviations from the Minimum Performance Standards of DO-181E and DO-260B at 20W nominal output power.

ping20S shown with FYX Nav position source on a DJI Matrice 100.

Features

  • Replies to Mode S radar interrogations from ATC and aircraft anti-collision systems

  • Transmits ADS-B on 1090MHz Extended Squitter.

  • Meets MOPS DO-181E @ 20W

  • Meets MOPS DO-260B @ 20W

  • GPS/Altimeter provided by FYXNav

  • SMA Antenna Connector
  • US Patents Pending

Dimensions

Specification Value
Input Power 11-16V
2.4W Ave On/Alt.
0.1W Standby
Size 25x40x13
Weight 15 grams
Operating Temperature -45° to 80°C

Receiver

Specification Value
MTL 1030MHz -81dBm
Dynamic Range -79 to 0dBm

Transmit

Specification Value
1090MHz 20W Nominal

Supported Interfaces

Specification Value
Host Serial 57600bps (programmable)
Nav Serial 115200bps

Options

HOST Protocol

GDL90