Sagetech Avionics Demonstrates True Detect and Avoid on the Penguin C Aircraft from UAV Factory
Anurag Khadkikar | July 28, 2021
Sagetech Avionics Inc., an innovative technology company that provides industry-leading avionics solutions for Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS), announced the completion of a successful demonstration of Detect and Avoid (DAA) using their low SWAP ACAS X-based DAA computer as part of a Phase 1 STTR for the United States Air Force.
The latest generation of airborne collision avoidance, ACAS X, has become an international standard. ACAS X employs advanced algorithmic techniques and probabilistic models to provide the safest and best collision avoidance system feasible for all piloted and unpiloted aircraft types.
Sagetech has integrated the ACAS X algorithms into its DAA computer, connected to their MX transponder to receive ADS-B In track data. The MX transponder, which is now available, is the only micro transponder with integrated ADS-B In, a crucial sensor input to the ACAS logic.
Sagetech, a leader in transponders and detection and avoid solutions, intends to deliver its DAA computer at the end of the year and collaborate with UAV Factory to integrate this feature on the Penguin family of aircraft completely. The Sagetech DAA computer will supplement the MX transponder and offer the first certifiable, real Detect and Avoid solution for small UAVs.
About Sagetech Avionics
Sagetech Avionics, Inc. is an aerospace technology company that provides situational awareness solutions built from mission-critical transponders, software, and associated technologies to enable safe flight in unmanned aircraft. Sagetech solutions are mission-proven and provide decades of program expertise, certifications, and millions of flight hours to give maximum value over the life of an unmanned platform. They are now serving military and civil duty on most small to medium UAVs. Sagetech is currently developing its technology platform to provide complete, certifiable systems such as detect and avoid solutions. Every day, Sagetech collaborates with its vast ecosystem of OEM customers, technology partners, and resellers to ensure that UAVs fly safely with Sagetech on board.
About UAV Factory
UAV Factory, a leader in unmanned and autonomous technology headquartered in the United States, was founded in 2009 to develop the most advanced platforms and sensors in the unmanned industry. UAV Factory benefits from its vertically integrated operations and global footprint, where its Penguin fixed-wing UAVs and Octopus ISR stabilized EO/IR camera payloads provide unmatched reliability and performance.