UAV VTOL Helicopter Battery operated 10km Radius 40min autonomy
|Type: Helicopter||Condition: New|
An unmanned aerial system (UAS) is composed
by an aircraft and a ground station.
The aircraft is formed by a motorized structure,
which includes an autopilot, a data link for communication and a payload designed for
the mission to be carried out. The automatic guidance is based on a list of waypoints, which
are specifi ed by their coordinates in a 3D space. The payload (daylight, infrared camera …)
is integrated in a gyro-stabilized gimbal which reduces the movement of the aircraft and
allows the operator to point to the target or the scene of interest. The ground station
consists of two PC and control units with joysticks. The PC are used to prepare
and to monitor the mission in real-time, to visualize the images in realtime
and to record them. The joysticks are used to fl y manually the
aerial vector with high-level speed commands, to control the
gimbal and the cameras. The ground station is coupled to
a data link antenna which tracks in real-time the aircraft.
The rotary-wing type UAS are deployed for missions
with very small takeoff and landing areas (a few m
requiring a quick access to the area of interest and
low speed or hovering capabilities for observation.
They can complete missions with several takeoffs and
landings, drop charges, or leave and retrieve them.
The weControl fl agship model is the Copter City,
an electrically powered helicopter by two engines
with a mass of 12 kg, a rotor diameter of 2 meters.
The helicopter can fl y with a maximum speed of
50 km/h up to a distance of 10 km with 40 minutes
of autonomy. It carries the gimbal T180 VISAIR model
integrating both a daylight and an infrared camera.