uAvionix announced today that users of the industry’s most commonly adopted autopilot platforms such as CubePilot, Pixhawk, and George, can now seamlessly integrate the uAvionix ping200X Technical Standard Order (TSO) and ping200XR into their platform.
The latest versions of Mission Planner and ArduPilot now allow for native control of the uAvionix ping200X TSO and ping200XR, enabling operators to easily integrate a certified transponder and Mode-S / ADS-B solution into their UAS platform with minimal setup involved.
As the UAS industry’s smallest and lightest TSO-certified Mode-S / ADS-B transponders, ping200X and ping200XR have been adopted by many OEM and operators as the means of compliance to operate in transponder-mandated airspace. This new capability enables a seamless experience to retrofit equipage or for operators seeking to replace older, heavier or non-certified transponders under the uAvionix Trade-up to Certified program. Under this program, ping200X is eligible for a substantial trade-in credit for those needing to upgrade their non-certified Mode-A/C/S or ADS-B transponder, seeking to operate in transponder mandated airspace, on a flight plan, on a BVLOS waiver, IFR or to support their type certification efforts
ArduPilot-based autopilot users can simply connect their uAvionix transponder to their communications port and ensure their mission planner and autopilot are running the latest software / firmware. Following a simple install, basic control of ping200X and ping200XR transponder power, squawk, flightID and ident can be done directly from the ArduPilot transponder tab for an easy user experience. Check out our ping200X documentation page for more information.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded in 2015 with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). A fundamental principle of that mission is to provide solutions that allow all airspace users a common situational awareness of the airspace. Through the evolution of our company, we pioneered and now offer low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified ADS-B and GPS solutions for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. Based in Bigfork, MT and Leesburg, VA, uAvionix consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries. The entire leadership team consists of pilots of fixed wing, rotary wing, and UAS aircraft. To learn more about uAvionix manned and unmanned products, please visit: www.uavionix.com