58 Waveform-Lidar technology, to enable multiple targets per laser shot, as well as accuracy in object-dense environments. “The VUX-240, with its wide FoV of 75 º , maximum measurement range of 2.15 km and high point-density capabilities, is ideally suited for applications such as power line mapping, utility infrastructure and pipeline management, as well as surveying urban environments,” said My-Linh Truong. The VUX-240 has also been designed for use in BVLOS operations, with features such as 1 Terabyte of internal storage for long-endurance data accumulation and its use of carbon fibre parts to achieve a weight of 4.9 kg; a GNSS-IMU is installed for more accurate geo-referencing. The company also further discussed its miniVUX2-UAV, which can be integrated in many different ways. For example, if packaged with an Applanix APX-15 UAV GNSS-IMU system, it weighs roughly 2 kg – or, if using an APX-20, 2.5 kg. It can also be supplied with the Riegl Integration Kit 600, which comprises a 700 g mount and four shock-absorbing struts for secure installation of multi-rotors and other UAVs to the undercarriage. Sunhillo told us about two of its latest hardware solutions for UAS manufacturers in the air traffic radar and situational awareness sectors. The first is the Margate II ADS-B receiver, which is designed to be a portable or fixed unit for accepting and decoding 978 MHz UAT and 1090 MHz ADS-B signals. “The Margate II can connect directly to a portable ADS-B antenna via a front-panel TNC connector,” said Doug Walczak. “That gives the user a situational awareness feed of all aircraft with an ADS-B/UAT-capable transponder.” The Margate II is a 1U, rack-mountable unit that delivers received ADS-B/ UAT data over an Ethernet interface in standard air traffic communication formats including Eurocontrol Asterix CAT021. It is designed to meet or exceed DO-260B and DO-282 standards for ensuring mission-critical data for ADS-B aviation operators, and has been deployed to users in the US DoD, the US Army’s ground-based detect & avoid programme and an FAA UAS test site. The second product is the UAS- Connector (UAS-C), which is designed to interface with GCSs in order to convert positional data transmitted from the UAV to the GCS into ATC-friendly formats such as radar or ADS-B. It provides a complete infrastructure to provide surveillance of one or more UAVs to air traffic control authorities or local command centres, so it can be seamlessly integrated alongside other aircraft radar and ADS-B information for widespread situational awareness. “The conversion of the UAV’s telemetry uses our own software – no equipment is required on the unmanned aircraft,” Walczak said. “The UAS-C also provides the UAV operator with a see & avoid display showing all aircraft – via radar and ADS-B – in the area, as well as the option of a ground-to-voice link between the GCS and air traffic authorities.” A new daytime corona camera for UASs, the DayCor micROM HD, was introduced to us by Ofil Systems. It is Ofil’s newest UAS camera, and uses proprietary technologies – including solar blind filters, UV optics, and mechanical, electronic and software design – to detect UV signals of corona and arcing October/November 2020 | Unmanned Systems Technology The DayCor micROM daytime corona camera from Ofil Systems Sunhillo’s UAS-C is designed to convert data from UAVs into ATC-friendly formats