AIMS Certified Micro Transponder for UAVs
RT-2087/ZPX-A is an ITAR-free AIMS certified micro-transponder for defense UAVs with a need to participate in civil airspace. Adapted for defence use from our TSO-certified ping200X, ZPX-A incorporates transponder modes 3/A, C, S, and Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B OUT.
Built for UAVs,
Enabling New Missions
ZPX-A enables UAVs as small as Group 1 and Group 2 to interoperate with National Airspace Systems (NAS) infrastructure and be recognized by other aircraft with Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) or ADS-B IN receivers. The DoD AIMS Certified ZPX-A weighs only 50-grams and draws just 1.5 watts from the aircraft’s power supply, minimizing any impact to flight time and payloads.
Pair ZPX-A with the uAvionix truFYX-EXT SBAS GPS to meet the requirements of global controlled airspace delivering safe separation information to Air Traffic Control (ATC). The externally-mounted Source Integrity Level (SIL) 3 GPS guarantees visibility to certified avionics in other aircraft as well as by ATC.
Autopilot Control or Payload Operation
The ZPX-A can be integrated with an autopilot, such as the uAvionix George autopilot, for dynamic control from your ground control station (GCS). ZPX-A can also be carried as a payload with the uAvionix mini-controller for easy set and forget functionality. Power on, set your squawk, and fly!
The serial control protocol is based on industry standards offering broad autopilot support, with physical protocol converters coming soon for broader adaptation.