The HOD4track micro LTE transponder (HOD: Hook-on-Device) is used to transmit its own position data for UAS and other aircraft (e.g. helicopters), making any aircraft visible. The HOD4track meets all requirements for issuing BVLOS operating permits for UAS.
Due to its light weight and size, the matchbox sized HOD4track can be attached to any unmanned aircraft as well as gliders, helicopters and powered aircraft.
Specially designed for VLL (very low level) airspace, it transmits its own position via LTE. In addition, the HOD4track receives FLARM and ADS-B signals from surrounding air traffic, outputs the traffic data locally via MAVLINK and sends it to the UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH in addition to its own position.
With access to the web-based UTM system, the pilot can view the current air situation at any time, fused from manned and unmanned air traffic data.
Scope of delivery
- HOD4track (V3) incl. connectivity
- GNSS, LTE, FLARM and ADS-B antenna
- Antenna cable
- Powerbank (3600 mAh)
- Micro USB cable
- FLARM license
- LTE connectivity
- Mounting Kit
Service flat rate in subscription:
As part of the hardware purchase, a "TrackConnect" service fee of 80.00 EUR net per year is due, which will be invoiced for one year with the 1st of the following month. The Hod4track is delivered with connectivity for the German airspace. On request, we are happy to offer solutions for use in other countries.
For full deployment, in addition to the HOD4track hardware, paid access to our UTMpro is required so that the user has the ability to plan or conduct operations. In UTMpro, the user can administer personal data, plan missions in the federal territory and validate them against possible interdictions. After publishing the mission, he can see live traffic around his mission. Furthermore, the UTM system offers the user a collision warning between unmanned flying objects as well as to manned aviation. When entering prohibited areas as well as leaving the mission area, the UTMpro issues a warning. This takes place in interaction with the HOD4track, making drones visible.
|Antenna alignment (reception/radiation)||GNSS: Free view to the sky (lettering "Pulse" pointing upwards),
LTE: free view towards the ground,
All antenna connectors: MMC
|FLARM transceiver||Frequency: 868 MHz
Lifetime FLARM license
|ADS-B/ Receiver||Frequency: 1090 MHz receiver|
|Operating time||With a fully charged powerbank (capacity: 3600 mAh), the operating time is approximately 6 hours. Operation of the HOD4track is also possible via an internal power supply (JST 6-pin) of the UAS.|
|Voltage||5 - 12 Volt|
|Energy consumption||<600 mAh|
|External (power) connection||6pin JST (power and data) or Micro USB (power and data), MMCX (antennas)|
|Technology||LTE 4G Cat1|
|SIM card||The HOD4track is supplied with a Droniq SIM card approved for use in German airspace on the Deutsche Telekom AG network.|
|Weight||35 g without antennas,
84 g with antennas,
95 g with USB cable and antennas,
5 g powerbank,
159 g HOD4track with all antennas and powerbank
|Dimensions||58 x 38 x 9.5 mm|
|Operating temperature||+ 10° to +40° Celsius|
|Intended use||The HOD4track is intended for outdoor use, but is not waterproof. Therefore, it should not be used for drone tracking in the rain.|
VISIBLE IN THE AIRSPACE!
Droniq makes drones visible and therefore makes ground-based airspace safer. Find out how it works here.
Droniq's core offering is a drone traffic management system (UTM). It shows the remote pilot a combined air situation picture of manned and unmanned air traffic for safe and efficient drone operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). For this purpose, Droniq provides you with the required hardware and software consisting of the following components:
- LTE transponder for locating the aircraft
- Web-based UTM system for displaying aircraft movements
- Soil sensor system