Following an integration effort by Threod engineers of its TSAP-6000 autopilot with a Sagetech transponder/ADS-B Out, a UAS test flight was attempted and proved to be an unqualified success. As a result, Threod Systems can now offer this integrated solution as an additional customization option.
Depending on the mission and application, transponder use with larger UAS represents the future of UAS equipage. Thanks to its popularity and increased usage, the UAS sector is experiencing exponential growth. Equipping every airframe will eventually become the rule-of-law in order to maintain airspace safety. By partnering with Sagetech Corporation – an established provider of high power, miniature avionics products, Threod now can offer its customers turnkey surveillance solutions that ensure safe UAS operations in shared airspace.
For flight test, Threod mini EOS UAS was equipped with Sagetech’s state of the art XPG-TR transponder/ADS-B Out, which is sufficiently compact for installation on a small UAV fuselage or even a multirotor (like KX-4 or KX-4 LE). The item is so small and well-designed that other aspects of UAS performance are unaffected. As proven in the pictures below, based on the www.flightradar24.com live global flight tracker service, Threods’ plane was continuously visible throughout its flight, thanks to its Threod/Sagetech integrated equipage.