Full situation awareness in UAV flight goal of Sagetech, Embention partnershipNews
June 30, 2020
WHITE SALMON, Wash. Sagetech Avionics, developer and manufacturer of miniature aviation transponders, announced a partnership with Embention, supplier of critical components for unmanned vehicles. Adding Sagetech's transponders to its other aviation solutions is intended to enable Embention to offer its customers full-certified situational awareness during the piloting of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
According to the companies, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is standard surveillance technology enabling an aircraft's position to be tracked by other aircraft and Air Traffic Control ground stations.
Using ADS-B Out, each aircraft periodically broadcasts information about itself, such as identification, current position, altitude, and velocity, using an onboard transponder. Sagetech Avionics' MX platform is a UAS transponder with integrated ADS-B In & Out technology.
Officials claim that Embention chose Sagetech transponders because of their proven compatibility with its flagship solution, the Veronte Autopilot. Veronte is a miniaturized, high reliable, DO178-C & DO254 compliant avionics system designed for advanced control of unmanned systems.
Sagetech transponders integrate with Veronte, providing the user with detect-and-avoid capabilities and a repealing force that aims to prevent the drone from entering restricted airspace or collisions with other aircraft.