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Mission-Critical Transponders for UAVs

MX Series

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The world's most advanced Mode 5 and ADS-B In/Out Transponders

Sagetech’s next-gen MX Series of miniature transponders delivers everything you need for tomorrow’s programs - ADS-B In and Out, IFF Mode 5, and other advanced features for continuous, reliable UAV visibility and communication.

These transponders serve as essential UAV equipment on any program and are currently in the final stages of DoD AIMS and FAA certifications. Pre-certified units are available now.

Select from military and civil versions, and fly safer with Sagetech.

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The World’s Smallest Mode 5 IFF Transponders

At 170 grams, you won’t find a smaller, lighter, or more certified unit for your UAV or UAS. Up to 92% smaller than any other Mode 5 transponder.

Cuts no corners

Full output power over temp - no droops. Reliably visible ADS-B Out and up to 400 ADS-B In targets tracked. Full function, period.

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The Only Transponder Compliant with the New AIMS Mk XIIB

Select the certification level you need, including DoD AIMS (pending). All modules are designed to FAA MOPS civil standards.

FCC ID YT5MX

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MX12B Series

MXS Mode S Transponder
with ADS-B In/Out

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Small. Powerful. Ready to Serve

Sagetech’s next-gen MXS miniature transponder provides Mode S and 1090 MHz ADS-B In/Out for worldwide compliance of your unmanned system, all integrated in a single tiny package. Featuring top and bottom monopole antennas, this transponder provides full pattern coverage for the ultimate in visibility and safety.

These transponders serve as essential UAV equipment on any civil or military program and FAA TSO certifications are pending. Non-certified units are serving in multiple programs now and ship from stock.

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Unprecedented Micro SWaP

Save size and save weight with no impact on power. Full output power over entire specified temperature range — with no droops - keeps your aircraft visible. Just 3.4” x 2.5” x 0.98”, 180g.

No Additional Integration Needed

ADS-B In/Out, pressure altitude encoder to 100,000 feet, it’s all included within the unit.

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Complete Coverage

Seriously engineered with antenna diversity to deliver full pattern coverage, including space-based ADS-B, with top and bottom monopole antennas.

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Features

  • Two case styles - standalone and with an integrated heat sink

  • FAA MOPS compliant with Modes A, C, S

  • Integrated MOPS compliant ADS-B In AND Out

  • Designed to FAA TSO standards TSO-C112e, TSO-C166b, TSO-C88B (certs pending)

  • FCC ID: YT5MX

  • Antenna diversity with top and bottom monopole antennas for full pattern coverage, including space-based ADS-B

  • Plug and play with common autopilots

  • Flexible I/O - RS-232, RS-422, and Ethernet

  • Low power: consumes 4W STBY, 8-15W Operating, 10W Nominal

  • Small size and weight: 3.4” x 2.5” x 0.98”, 6.3 ounces (180 grams)

  • Integrated altitude encoder can be calibrated to 100,000 feet per SAE AS392c, SAE AS8003

  • Performance to RTCA DO-181E: Level 2dels Class 1

  • Based on technology proven over 1.5 million mission flight hours in demanding flight environments

MX12B Transponder with
IFF Mode 5 and ADS-B In/Out

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The World's Smallest IFF Mode 5 Transponder

Sagetech’s next-gen MX12B miniature transponder is the only micro IFF transponder compliant with DoD AIMS Mk XIIB specification. Packed with all the features you need, this unit is at least 92% smaller and 6x lighter than traditional military Mode 5 transponders.

 

These transponders serve as essential UAV equipment on any program and are currently in the final stages of DoD AIMS and FAA certifications. Pre-certified integration units are available now.

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The Only Miniature Transponder Available for IFF Mode 5

Purpose built for IFF Mode 5 from the ground up and ready for the most rugged of duty.

All of the Function with
None of the Drag

At least 92% smaller and 6x lighter than traditional Mode 5 transponders. Complete with ADS-B In and Out, pressure altitude encoder, antenna diversity, Ethernet, and other essential features.

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Crypto Compatible

Crypto computer ready and compatible with the smallest available crypto computers plus the new mini crypto computers currently in development.

Features

  • Two case styles - standalone and with integrated heat sink

  • Military Modes 1, 2, 3/A, 5

  • Mode 5 Level 1 and 2

  • Fully compliant for manned and unmanned aircraft per DoD AIMS 17-1000 (cert. pending)

  • FAA MOPS compliant with Modes A, C, S

  • Crypto compatibility per AIMS 04-900(A), Option B (KIV-77)

  • Integrated ADS-B In AND Out

  • FCC ID: YT5MX

  • Antenna diversity with top and bottom monopole antennas for full pattern coverage, including space-based ADS-B

  • Plug and play with common autopilots

  • Flexible I/O - RS-232, RS-422, and Ethernet

  • Low power: consumes 7W OFF (incl. KIV-77), 10-17W STBY/ON/ALT/Mode 5

  • Small size and weight: 3.4” x 2.5” x 0.98”, 6.3 ounces (180 grams)

  • Designed to FAA TSO standards TSO-C112e, TSO-C166b, TSO-C88B (certs pending)

  • Integrated altitude encoder can be calibrated to 100K feet per SAE AS392c, SAE AS8003

  • Performance to RTCA DO-181E: Level 2dels Class 1

  • Based on technology proven over 1.5 million mission flight hours in demanding flight environments

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Additional Technical Information

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