- Atom System-on-Chip platform
- Full, worldwide FLARM interoperability
- V2X communication payloads
- Cortex-M4F processing core
- Integrated Wi‑Fi and Bluetooth module
- 72-channel u-blox GNSS engine
- Web app for configuration and diagnostics
- 1090 MHz receiver for ADS-B and rebroadcast services (TIS-B/ADS-R)
- Sensor for pressure altitude
- Consolidated, unified traffic stream
- Direct broadcast remote ID, compliant with ASTM F3411-19, EC 2019/945, EC 2020/1058
To safely integrate drones into airspace shared with manned aviation is a demanding challenge for the industry. Leveraging the new FLARM Atom platform, Atom UAV is a comprehensive, fully-featured FLARM system in a tiny package, providing detect & avoid with more than 50,000 manned aircraft. Atom UAV combines a FLARM radio transceiver, an ADS-B receiver, and a Wi‑Fi transmitter for direct-broadcast Remote ID, compliant with ASTM F3411-19. Atom UAV complies with the relevant FCC and EN/ETSI standards.
Atom UAV is available in two versions: OEM and Standalone. The OEM version is free of any enclosure and can be directly integrated into own designs: M3 mounting holes in a 30.5 mm grid and the board-to-board connector allow for stacking with other modules or on a carrier board. The standalone version has an enclosure and uses the JST-GH connector used by many UAV flight controller platforms. Both versions stream traffic information in either the MAVLink or JSON protocol formats.
Atom UAV implements the ASTM F3411-19 standard for remote ID, based on direct-broadcast Wi‑Fi. An additional Remote ID implementation based on FTD-129 is available.
Traffic information is output via Wi-Fi or serial port in a unified stream, merging ADS-B and FLARM traffic and dynamically selecting the source of higher quality. Multiple streaming formats are available: JSON, MAVLink, and GDL90.
On MAVLink-based systems, Atom UAV delivers HEARTBEAT and VEHICLE_ADSB messages. It further implements the configuration interface via the PARAM_REQUEST_xxx mechanism. Systems supporting the GPS_RAW_INT and SYSTEM_TIME messages can override the built-in GNSS receiver and inject their own navigation solution.
|MCX 2||ADS-B 1090 MHz|
|MCX 3||GNSS, 3.3 V supply|
|Micro-SD||FAT, exFAT (optional)|
|Dimensions||50x36x8 mm (without connectors)|
|Data||Samtec TFM-104-02-L-D, 8 pin female|
|Mounting holes||30.5 x 30.5 mm grid|
|Dimensions||54x42x16 mm (without connectors)|
|Data||JST-GH 6 pin female|
|Interoperability||All FLARM devices|
|Frequency Range||Europe: 868 MHz/25 mW
USA: 902–928 MHz/100 mW
|Radio Power||25 or 100 mW, depending on the region|
|FLARM Functions||Traffic information
|Remote ID||ASTM F3411-19
||ADS-B 1090 MHz
−81 to +22 dBm dynamic range
|USB-C||Serial (over USB)
Power 5 VDC
Power 5–28 VDC
|UI||4 bicolor LEDs
Fact. default switch
|1||Vin 5–28 V|
|1||Vin 5–28 V|
|3||DO NOT CONNECT|
|5||DO NOT CONNECT|
|Power Supply||5–28 VDC (Data connector)|
|Operating Temperature||−20 to +70 °C|
FCC CFR 47 part 15
Available in Q3 / 2021. Engineering samples are available now. Please contact us for ordering or to receive the relevant integration documents.