Thursday, May 7, 2015
Aero Kinetics, FreeFlight Systems Partner to Bring ADS-B to UAS
|Photo: Aero Kinetics|
[Avionics Today 05-07-2015] Aero Kinetics announced a partnership with FreeFlight Systems to further enhance their effort to certify their latest generation multi-rotor Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) with the FAA. The two companies are working together to integrate their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) avionics into the Aero Kinetics family of UAS for commercial use in the National Airspace System (NAS).
FreeFlight has designed a lightweight and low-power ADS-B unit based on previously certified ADS-B products. By incorporating technologies from the aerospace industry and beyond, Aero Kinetics has developed airworthy UAS that leverage proven ADS-B technology to communicate with manned aircraft and ground control stations alike.