The beginnings of Aerobits date back to 2015, when a sub-miniature ADS-B implementation (Automatic Dependant Surveillance-Broadcast) was created at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin in conjunction with the multi-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) function. The OEM module with an area of only <4cm2 and weighing 1.5g, to this day is the smallest ADS-B / GNSS fusion in the world. A year later, slightly larger but much faster systems with FPGA support were created and presented for the first time publicly at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2016. Our solutions were interesting for various institutions and organizations which are responsible for creating the laws for the UAS in the European Union. An additional impulse for further actions was the prestigious award in the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2016. The company's founding was decided by a breakthrough technical solution that allowed for the extreme miniaturization of ADS-B without any compromises, i.e. while maintaining enormous computing power. The high potential for commercialization of this technology has been appreciated by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It was chosen to represent the country during the Hannover Messe 2017 trade show.
The miniaturization of avionics with respect to the TSO-C199 guidelines is a big challenge. For UAS, the size / weight / power consumption are the key parameters of on-board systems. Therefore, Aerobits has taken steps to optimize the physical implementation of avionics, which ultimately enabled the transfer of aviation technologies to the world of UAS. The unique fusion of the processor with the FPGA chip proved to be decisive. The patented FPGA-In-The-LoopTM technology allows you to process high-speed radio signals on the smallest surface with significantly reduced power consumption and EMI noise levels. This opens the way to the production of sub-miniature systems with various functionalities (transponders, ADS-B transceivers, LR secondary radars, etc.), in particular for use on the board of UAS or as a component of terrestrial infrastructure.
UAS is a technology with unlimited possibilities and applications. In every sector: civil, commercial and military, the number of applications that will influence our daily lives is growing dynamically. Currently, UAS is more 'manned' than 'unmanned' and operates mainly in RPAS mode, i.e. with limited autonomy. This is less due to technological limitations and more from the UAS integration method into the airspace. It is a global problem that is often referred to as the greatest challenge of modern aviation. The potential of unmanned technologies is so huge that each country launches its own initiatives to accelerate the integration process. Aerobits supports such initiatives and provides technological solutions for the systematic integration of UAS into the airspace. We specialize in air traffic control systems (manned and unmanned), which are an important component of future UTM and U-Space solutions. In addition to the broadly understood UAS market, we also support the transformation process of manned aviation, in line with the NextGen philosophy.