uAvionix has been granted a new U.S. Patent based on its tailBeaconX development, which focuses on enabling safety and surveillance benefits in General Aviation with the use of space-based ADS-B.

The company explains its U.S. Patent 11,011,830, titled “Wireless Communication System within an External Enclosure for Attachment to a Vehicle”, provides the ability to leverage the wing and tail locations of an aircraft for the installation of a transponder to gain optimal performance from both ground and space-based infrastructure.

tailBeaconX is designed to allow support for current and next-generation aircraft by making installations more flexible, more affordable, and performance far more reliable. tailBeaconX received TSO authorization from the FAA this year, with preorders now being accepted pending STC approval this summer.

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