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Sagetech Avionics, Inc.

Remote ID Solution for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Sagetech Avionics designs micro transponders and collision avoidance systems for use primarily in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) but that are also relevant to crewed aircraft. UAS are now required to be equipped with a remote ID solution, which is essentially a Bluetooth 4/5 or Wi-Fi transceiver that broadcasts data and can be displayed on a smartphone. The device needs to reach a range of 2km. There is a specified data format that is detailed to transmit the UAS ID, type, timestamp, operational status, position, altitude, velocity, heading, etc. This student team worked to build prototype hardware that can be used on multiple UAS to be tracked on a common display application on a smartphone/tablet. They completed a drawing package, executed hardware, software, and application software test plans, documented results, and performed applicable environmental tests.

Faculty Adviser

Payman Arabshahi, Associate Professor, UW ECE, Electrical & Computer Engineering

John Reece, Affiliate Professor,


Jalen Bauer
King Hong
Marco Xu
Ryan Hallgrimson