Inside Unmanned Systems

DEC 2016-JAN 2017

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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provides 24 unmanned systems inside December 2016/January 2017 p ing 200S is the world's smallest and most powerful ADS-B and Mode C/S transponder. At 50 grams, it transmits at 200W above 500'AGL for full visibility by Air Traffic Control and manned aircraft. p ing RX dual frequency ADS-B receiver enhanced situational awareness and sense and avoid capability to sUAS. At only 5 grams, pingRX enables you to receive real-time position, course and speed reports from nearby aircraft for display on your ground control station. At only 20 grams, p ing 2020 (UAT) and p ing 1090 (1090ES) ADS-B transceivers increase airspace safety by broadcasting your UAS position via ADS-B to surrounding aircraft and ATC with a range of 30+ miles. A dual frequency ADS-B receiver and interface enable you to display nearby aircraft positions on your ground station for maximum situational awareness. ÒRadar Contact EstablishedÓ all products shown actual size uavionix.com ADS-B receiver ADS-B receiver provides enhanced situational awareness and sense and avoid enhanced situational awareness and sense and avoid capability to sUAS. At only 5 grams, pingRX enables capability to sUAS. At only 5 grams, pingRX enables you to receive real-time position, course and speed you to receive real-time position, course and speed reports from nearby aircraft for display on your ground reports from nearby aircraft for display on your ground reports from nearby aircraft for display on your ground UAS position via ADS-B to surrounding aircraft frequency ADS-B receiver and interface enable you to display nearby aircraft positions on your UAS position via ADS-B to surrounding aircraft frequency ADS-B receiver and interface enable you to display nearby aircraft positions on your on cyber standards, cyber management organizations or even an appreciation of how hard cyber security will be for UAS. I'll dedicate a whole article to UAS cyber security later, but keep in mind UAS se- curity is a lot harder than either manned aircraft security or Internet security. UAS must communicate outside their data bus. They must communicate with a ground based network to enable UTM. A wide range of users using a variety of connection methods will soon have access to a system that accesses most commercial UAS f lying in this country, plus detailed radar cover- age of much of the nation. How do we stop hackers from accessing f lying UAS? How do we stop Russian or Chinese intelligence from just buying a UTM subscription to get radar coverage of the U.S.? Perhaps the most concerning comment about UTM cyber security compared it to the early days of the Internet. The reason- ing was the Internet was another govern- ment research project that transitioned to commercial use with great success with- out much government intervention. Our country writes off millions of dollars daily because we took an open, self-healing com- munications network designed to survive nuclear war and based our economy on it. The Internet was never designed with se- curity in mind. You can't positively identify users on the Internet. Attributing malicious activity on the Internet often requires mas- sive resources from the FBI, NSA and their foreign partners. We're at the perfect stage with UTM to learn from Internet security and introduce real cyber security with at- tributable actions and certified participants. The Syracuse UTM conference was more proof that UTM is here to stay. The FAA and NASA are serious about transitioning UTM into FAA-approved UAS operations. I'm very sure the FAA will turn over UTM to a commercial provider because it's the only affordable way to field UTM with the sensors it needs to keep our skies safe. If the FAA and NASA put cyber security at the top of the "To-Do" list for UTM, we'll have a safe, affordable UAS traffic man- agement system. General Overview by James Poss, Maj Gen (RET) USAF

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