Unmanned Systems Technology (http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/2018/04/aerobits-miniature-ads-b-technology-developed-u-space-integration/?utm_source=Unmanned+Systems+Technology+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f1a3189d7b-eBrief_2018_Apr_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6fc3c01e8d-f1a3189d7b-119748209) reports that Poland’s Aerobits (http://aerobits.pl/), a manufacturer of miniature ADS-B technology for small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), has been working in with DroneRadar and Flytech-UAV to develop the technology for a cooperative UAS traffic management (UTM) collision avoidance capability.
Aerobits’ TCM-01 1090MHz high-performance ADS-B receiver can be used as a technology platform for sense and avoid / detect and avoid capabilities, high-density traffic surveillance and traffic-flow analysis and statistics generation.
The unit features: “FPGA-In-The-Loop technology for the fastest ADS-B/In implementation; high-resolution ADC with real-time signal processing based on an adaptive algorithm; best-in-class aircraft tracking; ADS-B and Mode-S with a capability of receiving thousands of frames per second; RF power measurement for each frame (useful for distance estimation in case of Mode-S); high sensitive front-end with ranges over 200 miles; simple module integration – programming using high-speed UART and AT commands; scalable OEM solution with enormous customization potential; high-speed memory interface for data storage; and GNSS (NMEA) input for dynamic calculations of relative distances to the aircraft.”
The unit requires a power supply of 3.3 V and is designed to meet the requirements of TSO-C199. Its size and weight metrics are 23.0 x 18.0 x 2.5mm, ~4cm2 (2g).