Big things are happening over at UAVOS Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company that offers proprietary unmanned aerial, ground and surface solutions with applications in commercial, industrial and defense markets. The company announced last week the successful completion of the first stage of the flight tests on the 10-meter (32.8 feet) prototype of the High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) ApusDuo aircraft.
The ApusDuo carrier is used for:
- Video surveillance and monitoring
- Drone communications system
- Broadband coverage
- Frequency Jamming
- Radio link range extension and retransmission
- Target designation
- R&D flying laboratory (meteorology, hydrology, earth monitoring, etc.)
According to the official press release, the prototype was manufactured as part of the development program of the ApusDuo solar aircraft. The prototype was designed specifically for testing control algorithms, which include take-off and landing, full-scale verification of HAPS aerodynamics. The successful test flights confirmed the flight characteristics of the UAV.
Check out the video below to get a better idea of the size and capabilities of this aircraft system.
Pretty impressive right? Well, this prototype version of the ApusDuo aircraft is apparently just a fraction of the planned final aircraft. According to UAVOS, the final aircraft version will feature a 28 meter (91.9 ft) wingspan, along with the ability to stay aloft for up to a year.
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UAVOS is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with an office in Switzerland offering proprietary unmanned aerial, ground and surface solutions with applications in commercial, industrial and defense markets. We are specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of unmanned vehicles and autopilot systems as well as components such as servo drives, pan-tilt platforms, rescue/ emergency landing systems. Our solutions range from small industrial surveillance drones to large UAVs.
To learn more, visit www.uavos.com