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The skyBeacon from uAvionix is a TSO approved, LED wingtip position light with ADS-B Out UAT & Integrated WAAS GPS. With easy installation, configuration, and reduced down times, the skyBeacon provides an innovative and cost-effective, ADS-B Out, 2020 compliant solution without requiring any panel modifications or additional transponders.
The skyBeacon features a UAT (978 MHz) transmitter and specially designed blade antenna that minimizes installation errors and antenna placement issues. Built-in WAAS GPS provides rule-compliant position data for ADS-B transmission without additional wiring or external GPS antenna mounting. The skyBeacon’s power transcoder decodes replies from legacy Mode C and Mode S transponders, so a new transponder is not required.
Additionally, the integrated altitude encoder does not require connection to the aircraft static pressure system; instead, skyBeacon benefits from being mounted in the ideal altitude sensing location and incorporates Continuous Calibration™ technology. This patent-pending technology automatically and continuously calibrates the integrated altitude encoder for correspondence with the aircraft transponder’s altitude encoder allowing for compliant operations in remote and challenging environments. An extremely efficient LED position and anti-collision lighting complete the skyBeacon package.
UAT Transmitter Meets the performance requirements of TSO-154c Class B1S. RTCA DO-282B Class B1S
Position Light Meets performance requirements of TSO-C30c Type I
WAAS GPS Integrated RAIM processor for Security and Integrity protection SBAS corrections and health messages used to detect and correct satellite range errors Satellite pseudo range step errors detected and excluded SBAS fast and long-term corrections applied
Power Transcoder Decodes altitude and squawk via aircraft electrical system
Certification STC data package accepted by FAA with 272 aircraft AML
Regulatory FCC ID 2AFFTUAT016R ADS-B Out: 91.255, 91.227, AC 20-165B GNSS Position: AC 20-165B Position Light: SAE/AS8037
Installation Installation is as simple as replacing the aircraft position light No airframe modifications or additional antennas are required Works with any Mode C or Mode S transponder Transponder data is provided via the existing aircraft wiring system using the Power Transcoder skyBeacon uses the existing mounting location, breaker, and wiring The installation requires 3 screws and 3 wires
skyBeacon Wingtip ADS-B Out, WAAS GPS, LED Nav Light & Strobe