Due to application of propulsion with static thrust compensating the weight of the airframe the aerial vehicle can be hand – launched. It simplifies logistic issues of the system (no need for a launcher). An additional advantage of the system is the possibility to launch the aerial vehicle in a very confined space, such as built – up urban areas or a forest clearing.
Landing of the system consists in automatic ejection of a container holding the batteries and the surveillance payload, which descent and land on a parachute. The moment of ejection of the container is calculated by an on-board computer in such way that it allows for secure deployment of the parachute and secure descent until touch down in pre-programmed landing point. The accuracy of landing remains within 10 metres. Such solution provides an effective protection for the most expensive element of the system, that is the surveillance payload but it also allows for full manoeuvrability of the aerial vehicle during the final stage of flight at minimum speed.
Surveillance payload placed under the fuselage
Placing the surveillance payload under the fuselage ensures better range of observation as opposed to placing it at the front of the aerial vehicle.
Installing two cameras in the surveillance payload
This allows for quickly switching of the video imaging.
UAV training simulator with the ability to synthesize video
The training simulator allows for regular training of crews, irrespective of weather conditions and availability of airfield infrastructure. It allows for crew training in UAV control in the following scope:
– mission planning
– setting and control of system parameters,
– executing mission with simulation of flight environment (wind, turbulences),
– simulation of surveillance payload control and conducting observation
The possibility to control the system independently from two separate Light Ground Control Stations LGCS
(for example an operator of the UAV and a commanding officer)
Advanced systems to enhance flight safety
(including anti – spin system, anti – icing system protecting the Prandtl tube)
Automatic flight escorting
(with mobile transceiver station)
Portable and compact – no need for sophisticated antenna system, while ensuring very good ranges also in built-up areas
Main operational features
- Possibility to pre – define the flight route and modify the flight route in-flight.
– Real – time receipt of video imaging and transmission of telemetric data to a Light Ground Control Stations (via transceiver station).
– Digital connection for a bidirectional transmission of flight control parameters, data and video imaging
– flight along a pre – defined route
– flight to a destination point of given coordinates
– holding over a selected object,
– flight in the direction indicated by the surveillance payload,
– manual flight control from an operator’s workstation,
– automatic lock of a selected object in a frame,
– automatic escorting
– determination of coordinates of observed objects and relay of the coordinates to system such as Mortar Fire Control System SKO-M or Battlefield Management System,
– autonomous flight along pre – defined route, even out of radio range,
– in case of communication loss – automatic retracting to the position of last radio contact or automatic landing in a pre – defined point,
– modification of mission parameters in-flight,
– possibility of recording of the video image and information during the flight on a computer hard drive including telemetric data (flight altitude, data transmission speed, time and coordinates of current image)
– The entire system requires handling by two operators.
– Propulsion of the unmanned aerial vehicle: silent electric engine, powered by lithium-polymer batteries.
– Hand launching of the unmanned aerial vehicle. The system does not require any additional auxiliary elements during launch or landing.
– Secure landing system of the unmanned aerial vehicle due to an innovative protection system of the surveillance payload.
– Ergonomic Light Ground Control Stations
– Easy assembly and disassembly of the unmanned aerial vehicle, modular construction, readiness for launch within less than 10 minutes.
– Basic variant of the system fits in two backpacks
– Communication system working in harmonised NATO military frequency bands (4.4 GHz to 5.0 GHz).
– determination of target coordinates for artillery,
– collaboration with artillery systems as means of fire reconnaissance,
– surveillance of battlefield,
– surveillance of national borders,
– protection and surveillance of mass events,
– monitoring of natural disasters and consequences of natural disasters,
– monitoring of forest fires,
– search for missing people in areas such as woodlands.
|Takeoff weight (max)||11 kg|
|Maximum payload weight||4 kg|
|Reconnaissance dome construction material||Composites|
|Type of propulsion||Electric engine|
|Flight speed||Between 50 km/h (landing speed without observation head / payload) and 170 km/h|
|Flight altitude above takeoff point||1000 m|
|Maximum altitude||4000 m above m.s.l|
|Lights||Navigation lights, controlled by operator|
|Operational radius (radio-controlled)||Within 10 km, 30 km or 50 km form ground control station (standard)|
|Flight range||Flight 150 – 200 km outside the radio range|
|Flight duration||between 120 minutes and 180 minutes (depending on weather conditions)|
|Preparation time for first mission||up to 10 min|
|Maximum preparation time of the UAV for subsequent mission||5 minutes (following technical inspection of the UAV)|
|Maximum wind speed during operation||up to 12 m/s|
|Observation head (payload) exchange under field conditions||possible, below 3 minutes|
|Correlation of UAV with digital map||possible|
|Digital integrated data transmission||possible|
|Automating landing||In pre-defined landing point, no communication with ground control station necessary|
|Real time video transmission range||Within 10 km, 30 km or 50 km form ground control station (standard)|
|Estimated life span of UAV||100 flight missions as minimum, 300 flight missions as standard|
|Resistance to dust||Yes – ground station and UAV|
|Operational temperature range||between -20 C and +50 C|
|Humidity||up to 95 % / 50 C|