uAvionix adds LTE, no-drop radio transitioning for its C2 control unit
Aerial navigation safety technology specialist uAvionix is adding LTE support and a new airborne signal manager to its SkyLine Command and Control (C2) Network, allowing drones and other craft to switch from different kinds of radio waves without losing contact.
uAvionix announced its development of LTE support and its addition of the new muLTElink airborne radio manager, which the company said will enable drones to transition during flight between onboard C2 radios like ISM and C-Band. It also permits operators to benefit from the diverse capacities of LTE tech without latency problems or risk of a lost link.
The company said the seamless communications capacity will be particularly critical to beyond visual line-of-sight missions, during which pilots cannot afford even brief periods of ruptured control contact without creating safety concerns.
The new features uAvionix adds to its C2 platform also permit operators a full range of…