Silent Falcon introduced the new photogrammetric package at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2014 Conference in Orlando and will display the technology along with a full-scale Falcon UAS. The AUVSI Exhibit hall will be open from 13-15 May.
The Silent Falcon UAS can carry up to 11 different payloads and stay aloft for eight to 12 hours, said David Ward, Silent Falcon vice-president of sales and marketing. Silent Falcon’s airborne stability, ultra-long endurance and interchangeable sensors make it ideal for diverse missions including photogrammetric mapping, search and rescue, and surveillance, he added.
Designed for commercial, public safety and defence applications previously served by much larger and more expensive aerial systems, Silent Falcon is an affordable and portable turnkey UAS. In the air, the high-efficiency electric engine and quiet six-blade propeller are powered by thin film photovoltaic cells embedded in the wing, supported by a lightweight carbon-fibre airframe. Each sensor package captures data that can be stored onboard or downlinked in real time via advanced communications to the ground where custom processing software generates a variety of imagery and mapping products.
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