SkyEcho 2 is a portable ADS-B IN/OUT transceiver consistent with the UK CAA’s Electronic Conspicuity standard. SkyEcho transmits your aircraft position, altitude, course and speed to surrounding aircraft to improve awareness. SkyEcho also includes a dual-band ADS-B receiver to receive position reports from other ADS-B equipped aircraft and display them on in-flight applications.
SkyEcho 2 supports:
- 20W nominal 1090ES transmitter (1090 MHz) for use in the United Kingdom
- 1090ES reception (1090 MHz) from aircraft equipped with 1090 MHz Extended Squitter transmitters
- Aviation Integrity SBAS and RAIM enabled TSO-C199 GPS provides position data for ADS-B Out transmissions
- Traffic information from 1090ES are correlated to provide a coherent view of nearby aircraft
- ADS-B 978Mhz receiver broadcasts traffic information over Wi-Fi to compatible flight applications and EFIS displays
- Integrated rechargeable battery provides 12 hours of flight time
ADS-B In/Out Solution
SkyEcho 2 is a portable ADS-B receive and transmit solution. The 1090MHz transmitter has a 20W nominal output. Transmit functionality can be enabled/disabled from the configuration page.
The ADS-B receive capability includes both 1090MHz and 978MHz UAT for display of live traffic and weather from the uAvionix UAT in the UK trial system.
Portable ADS-B transmit capability is currently only approved for use in the United Kingdom under CAP1391.
SkyEcho includes a TSO-C199 GPS transmitting a Source Integrity Level (SIL) value of 1. SIL values of one (1) enable certified avionics, TCAS, and ATC to process and display your aircraft position. Aircraft using uncertified sources transmitting SIL of zero (0) are typically discarded and not displayed by the avionics or ATC displays. The high-integrity, SBAS GPS with Fault Detection and Exclusion (FDE) also provides position data to the EFB application and correlates your position with received traffic for viewing on supported displays.
Non-ADS-B Transponder Proximity Detection
SkyEcho 2 enhances awareness with a beta feature which alerts you to nearby aircraft which have a Mode C or Mode S transponder, but no ADS-B output. Using the SSR and TCAS transponder replies, SkyEcho 2 and the supported EFB application can detect and alert you if one of these aircraft are nearby and within a dangerous altitude band.
SkyEcho 2 is expandable for greater cooperation. FLARMbridge is available soon which will allow you to connect existing installed FLARM systems for display on your EFB. Future support is planned for DroneAware and traffic displays.
SkyEcho 2 includes native FLARM reception capability. When selected by the user, the secondary radio in SkyEcho 2 can be used as a FLARM receiver. FLARM traffic data is transmitted to participating EFB application for display of FLARM proximity warnings or FLARM traffic display. EFB integration required.
SkyEcho 2 includes an integrated baro altimeter. The altimeter correlates cabin pressure altitude to altitudes of nearby traffic to give you more accurate relative altitude alerts.
Connect wirelessly to SkyEcho and receive live traffic on your GDL90 compatible EFB or EFIS for up to 4 devices simultaneously.
The integrated battery removes cords and clutter from the cockpit and has enough capacity for up to 12 hours of flight time with the transmit function enabled.