Today, uAvionix announces it is in development of LTE support and a new airborne radio manager “muLTElink” for its SkyLine Command and Control (C2) Network. SkyLine’s ability to roam across multiple ground stations is now enhanced through the additional capability onboard the aircraft, which enables an aircraft to seamlessly transition in-flight between different onboard C2 radios such as ISM and C-Band, or leverage the integral diversity LTE radio without latency or risk of a lost link.
Avoiding a lost link scenario is critical to Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS). Every radio and frequency has advantages and disadvantages depending on the geographic location and altitude of the operation. muLTElink allows for seamless and lossless switching between one radio type and another. For example, LTE coverage may work very well under 400’ in a given location, but as the aircraft transitions to higher altitudes or more rural locations, the need arises to switch to an alternate link such as C-Band to maintain positive control of the aircraft.
Unlike any other solution on the market, SkyLine monitors and records comprehensive in-flight data for operators to prove platform and infrastructure integrity. Operational and commercial customers, including the North Dakota Vantis network and the Choctaw Nation UAS Test Site, currently use uAvionix’s SkyLine for UAS and AAM.
muLTElink is now available for beta testing. If you are interested in taking part, please contact [email protected].
To learn more about SkyLine and our suite of aviation-grade C2 radios, visit uavionix.com/products/skyline.
uAvionix invites all to stop by to learn more about muLTElink and SkyLine. Our staff will be on-site – from September 6-8 at the commercial UAV Expo (Booth #955) in Las Vegas, and from September 7-8 at DroneX (Booth E44) in London. With uAvionix President Christian Ramsey speaking from 14:00-14:30 at the Future of Flight Theatre on September 7 at DroneX on “Aviation Grade Command and Control Infrastructure for BVLOS Ops”.
About uAvionix Corporation
uAvionix was founded with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry in order to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into National Airspace Systems (NAS). uAvionix offers low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified avionics for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. The team 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.
To learn more about uAvionix manned and unmanned products, please visit: www.uavionix.com