Observations and musings from the uAvionix team.
The pilot in me loves the simplest, purest airplane I can fly. The engineer in me cringes every time ATC asks me to cycle my transponder. How are we approaching 2020 with aircraft electronics that are nearly indistinguishable from their early 1990s counterparts?
The UK has officially announced that ADS-B is the “preferred national system for electronic conspicuity."
A longtime drone denier and manned aircraft pilot changes his tune regarding drones and their impact on General Aviation.
There has been a lot of discussion in the past couple of years about just what the right technology is for tracking the swarms of drones coming our way in the next decade. Because uAvionix is a communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) company focused almost solely in the drone industry – we are wrapped right up in the middle of the debate.
We've posted our white paper on implementation of a Remote Identification system for UAS. Our solution offers standalone functionality with optional enhanced capabilities when connected to LTE or other cloud data services.
Could a contact lens-sized microchip, a flash drive-sized receiver and a mobile application provide the solution for remote identification of unknown drones?