uAvionix 1090nano Chip is Perfect for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft ADS-B Applications

uAvionix says nano chip transponders for UAVs will be readable up to 10 miles away. uAvionix

uAvionix Corporation, developers of the recently TSOed skyBeacon, ADS-B Out system as well as a number of other tiny, light ADS-B transceivers and transponders, yesterday released the 1090nano, a 1090MHz ADS-B single chip solution for drone ADS-B transceivers, as well as detect and avoid applications.

In early 2017, uAvionix introduced its T-UAT, a dime-sized 978MHz single chip that became the cornerstone of all uAvionix’s 978MHz ADS-B solutions, including the skyBeacon. uAvionix says when paired with the T-UAT, the 1090nano will offer dual-band ADS-B receiver functionality at what is expected to be a size, weight, and power never before achieved.

"1090nano isn't just the latest addition to our expanding product line," noted Paul Beard, uAvionix's chief executive officer. "It represents another affordable safety-enhancing solution, like T-UAT in 2017 and the skyBeacon, which we've been able to develop thanks, in no small part, to the significant financial backing of two major investors, Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.

“Both T-UAT and 1090nano chipsets are capable of transmitting ADS-B messages at very low power, at a range of 0.01-0.25W, which translates to roughly 1-10 miles,” Beard added. “Our plans for 1090nano include incorporation into current and future certified 1090MHz Mode C and S transponders, as well as low power detection and avoidance solutions for UAS. We introduced a Patent Pending concept we dubbed Inert and Alert In March of 2018 that offers low power, spectrum saving and safety solutions. The release of 1090nano further broadens this concept.”

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