Inside Unmanned Systems

FEB-MAR 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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27 unmanned systems inside February/March 2017 The drone data link relays are tougher to secure. The cell phone companies already have impressive cyber security for the re- lay portion of the network; your cell phone calls are very secure while they're being relayed between cell towers. The problem remains with the drone data links them- selves. The FAA simply must write drone command and communications standards that give link reliability and security equal footing. That's the only way to motivate in- dustry to develop the kind of reliable AND secure links needed to stop illicit operators from hi-jacking our drones. We have decades of experience from vetting manned aircraft companies and related operating companies to apply to drone businesses. The issue will be the sheer volume of vetting required to man- age the same level of security screening for the unmanned aviation business commu- nity. There are only a handful of manned aircraft manufacturers and airlines/air freight companies compared to the po- tentially thousands of unmanned compa- nies. It's also more critical to inspect the software and hardware of foreign made drones because of how easy it is to pro- vide back doors to enable illicit drone con- trol. It's not a big issue in manned aircraft because there is always a pilot on board to override illicit commands. It could become a huge problem for unmanned aircraft, but one we can solve with more resources for vetting. Drone secur it y is impor tant to get correct from the start because it's not JUST about the drones. Unmanned aer- ial systems are the cutting edge of true consumer-grade robotics in the "Inter- net of Things" that's growing around us and infiltrating our lives daily. The same private/public security partnerships that work for drones will work for driverless cars, pilotless air transpor tation and maybe even personal robots one day. It's a MUST do! ping 200S is the world's smallest FCC approved ADS-B and Mode C/S Transponder. At 50 grams, it transmits at 250W above 500'AGL for full visibility by Air Traffic Control and manned aircraft. Aviation grade position integrity for unmanned systems has arrived. FYXnav is the world's smallest and lightest FAA TSO Certified GPS. FYXnav uses receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) to detect errors, jamming and spoofing. Don't risk critical operations or your UAS investment on a smartphone GPS. At only 20 grams, ping 2020 (UAT) and ping 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 Aviation grade position integrity for unmanned systems has arrived. is the world's smallest and lightest TSO Certified GPS. autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM) to detect errors, jamming and spoofing. Don't risk critical operations or your UAS investment on a smartphone GPS.

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