DP-14 HAWK

Fast, Agile Aerial Resupply, 430 Lbs Payload
VTOL: No Runway Required

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DP-14 Field Hawk (customized DP-14 Hawk) configured for precision agriculture

DP-14 Field Hawk (customized DP-14 Hawk) configured for precision agriculture

 

DP-14 Hawk: Key Capabilities

  • Payload: 430 lbs
  • 23 Cubic foot cargo area, over 6 feet long, over 20 inches wide
  • No runway or recovery equipment required
  • Self-launch and self-recover in unprepared sites
  • Autonomousoperation, including self-launch and self-recover in unprepared sites
  • Extend range: Vary fuel versus payload to optimize range and endurance for each mission
  • Precision control, precision flight via autonomous flight path programming.
  • Precision cargo drops better than 3 meters
  • Fast and agile: Speed up to 105 kts, rapid climb 500 ft/minute under load
  • Nap of earth (NOE) flight even in complex terrain, such as jungle, mountain, forest, and urban environments
  • Non-line-of-sight (NLOS) flight even in GPS-denied environments
  • Croswinds 40 knots
  • Stable hover, no stall speed
  • All-terrain landing gear for uneven ground, slopes to 15 degrees, and heaving pitching rolling ships
  • High bandwidth encrypted comm link
  • Fits in Sprinter* van or utility trailer

 

For more information, download the DP-14 Hawk Product Flyer

Or contact DPI

 

The DP-14 Hawk is designed to carry 430 lbs useful payload.  Its large 23-cubic-foot internal cargo area is over 6 feet long and over 20 inches wide.

The DP-14 Hawk is designed to carry 430 lbs useful payload. Its large 23-cubic-foot internal cargo area is over 6 feet long and over 20 inches wide.

 

DP-14 Hawk: Overview

The DPI DP-14 Hawk is a multi-mission autonomous UAV designed for precision aerial resupply. With an advanced tandem design, the Hawk is fast, agile, and powerful. It can carry up to 430 lbs useful payload over long distances, operate in crosswinds up to 40 kts, and fly at 105 kts (recommended cruise speed 72 kts).

The DP-14 Hawk uses onboard LIDAR and advanced algorithms for intelligent landing site selection.

The DP-14 Hawk uses onboard LIDAR and advanced algorithms for intelligent landing site selection.

The DP-14 Hawk uses onboard LIDAR and advanced algorithms to self-navigate in complex, restricted environments. This includes advanced intelligence for path planning, course corrections, perception, obstacle avoidance, and landing-site selection. These cutting-edge capabilities allow the Hawk to fly intelligent autonomous, NLOS, nap-of-earth missions and dynamically adapt to changes in flight conditions and terrain.

Because it is an autonomous VTOL UAV, no runway or recovery equipment is required. With its small profile, the Hawk can self-launch and self-land at unprepared sites, including small clearings, fallow fields, icy roads, and other challenging terrain, including its own transport (such as a utility trailer). With all-terrain landing gear, the Hawk can also take off and land on uneven ground and slopes up to 15º, as well as on heaving, rolling, pitching ships.Ŧ This makes the Hawk ideal for operations such as precision agriculture, farming, wildfire life & safety, search and rescue, survey and expedition resupply, marine operations, and other applications where precision flight, precision cargo drops, and a small profile are key capabilities.

It takes only 1 person to operate the Hawk. Also, one person can operate multiple Hawks for simultaneous resupply missions. Small and easy to maneuver, it fits in the back of a standard Sprinter* Van or utility trailer.

 

Download the DP-14 Hawk Use Case Data Sheet

The DP-14 Hawk is designed to fit in a standard utility trailer or Sprinter* van.  The rotors can be removed and/or installed in about 5 minutes for transport.

The DP-14 Hawk is designed to fit in a standard utility trailer or Sprinter* van. The rotors can be removed and/or installed in about 5 minutes for transport.

 

Because the DP-14 Hawk can self-land/launch and is designed with a large internal cargo area, you can haul back equipment and gear from remote teams.

Because the DP-14 Hawk can self-land/launch and is designed with a large internal cargo area, you can haul back equipment and gear from remote teams.


DP-14 Hawk: Features

User Features

Simple, one-person operation

User-friendly waypoint navigation

User-defined lost-link protocols

Detailed aircraft status information

Transfer control to a remote operator for on-scene control

One operator can control multiple Hawks using additional, optional advanced intelligence package.

 

Rapid Launch

5 minutes if “hot on the pad” and flight path is already programmed.

10 minutes from cold start, if flight path is already programmed.

15 minutes from cold start, including programming a new flight path.

 

The DP-14 Hawk’s internal cargo area is 23 cubic feet, over 6 feet long, and over 20 inches wide.

The DP-14 Hawk’s internal cargo area is 23 cubic feet, over 6 feet long, and over 20 inches wide.

 

Internal and External Payload Features

The DP-14 Hawk is a modular tandem helicopter, with a wide center of gravity envelope. With the DP-14 Hawk, you can configure the Hawk to optimize your payloads for your specific applications.

Payload. The DP-14 Hawk can carry 430 lbs useful payload for 2.4 hours.

Endurance for typical loads:

  • 430 lbs payload for 2.4 hours
  • 100 lbs payload for 4.3 hours

Operators can increase range by trading payload for fuel.

 

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DPI DP-14 Hawk Fuel Capacity Data Sheet

Internal Cargo. Payloads can be carried inside the Hawk, in its large, internal cargo area. Carrying cargo inside the aircraft allows for fast, agile flight under load — up to 50% faster than a comparable sling-loaded aircraft.

External Cargo. Payloads can also attach to external hard points at the midsection, underbelly, fore and aft.

Payload Mounts. There are several options for payload mounts. DPI can also customize payload mounts for your specific industry or application.

 

DP-14 Hawk configured with camelback and external loads with release mechanisms for precision drops.

DP-14 Hawk configured with camelback and external loads with release mechanisms for precision drops.

Autonomous Cargo Drops

A tandem UAV, the DP-14 Hawk has a stable hover and can operate in gusting winds to 40 knots. The Hawk also has 1 ms autopilot cycling and rapid pitch correction during autonomous cargo offloading. These capabilities allow for precision cargo drops with accuracy better than 3 meters, in real-world flight conditions.

 

Image #1:  One operator can control multiple UAVs for simultaneous missions. Image #2: Optional, additional intelligence adds cooperative lift for larger loads.  DP-14 Hawk is depicted carrying camelback loads and sling load.

Image #1: One operator can control multiple UAVs for simultaneous missions.
Image #2: Optional, additional intelligence adds cooperative lift for larger loads. DP-14 Hawk is depicted carrying camelback loads and sling load.

 

Takeoff, Landing, and Unloading

Take-Off / Lift. The classic tandem design of the DP-14 Hawk requires 24% less power than single-rotor helicopters during hover, since all power generated is devoted to lift.δ

Small Landing Site Size. The DP-14 Hawk has a smaller footprint than today’s comparable resupply UAVs, so its landing site can also be smaller: 60 x 60 ft. This enables more options for landing and offloading in challenging terrain.

Autonomous Take-Off / Landing. The DP-14 Hawk uses IMU and GPS, not visual cues, for takeoff and landing; and an ultrasonic sensor as a rangefinder to determine height from the ground during landing. These sensors allow for landing even in brownouts and degraded visual environments (DVE).

Intelligent Landing Site Selection. The DP-14 Hawk uses scanning LIDAR and its on-board vehicle management computer (VMC) to analyze terrain for roughness, slope, grade, trees and other objects; length/width of open area; and proximity to the target landing site. The Hawk’s stand-off distance for autonomous landing site selection is high enough to prevent brownouts during site analysis.

Marine Operations. Use of a relative positioning system allows the DP-14 Hawk to self-launch and self-recover on heaving, rolling, pitching ships with 8-inch accuracy CEP.Ŧ

Landing Gear. There are several options for landing gear, including all-terrain landing gear. All-terrain landing gear allows the DP-14 Hawk to land at unprepared sites, on uneven ground, slopes up to 15 degrees, and the decks of heaving, rolling, pitching ships.Ŧ  DPI can also customize the landing gear to your specific application or mission.

 

Rotors can be installed or removed in about 5 minutes.

Rotors can be installed or removed in about 5 minutes.

DP-14 Specifications

Download the DP-14 Hawk specifications.

 

General Specifications

Speed: 105 kts

Recommended endurance cruise speed: 70 kts

Typical endurance with payload:

100 lbs for 4.3 hours

430 lbs for 2.4 hours

Crosswinds: 40 kts

Stable hover: Yes

Stall speed: None. Effective flight from 0 to 105 kts

Communication: Iridium Satcomm*. Other communication packages available

MSL: 15,000 ft

HOGE @ GW: 10,000 HOGE @ GW

Operational temperature range: -12F to 120F (-12C to 50C)

Onboard computer for autonomous avionics and payload processing

Onboard generator: 4.5 kW, with 3 kW available for payloads

Flexible power input allows you to recharge batteries from different sources

 

Take-Off and Landing Area

Preferred safe take-off and landing area: 100 ft x 100 ft
Minimum safe take-off and landing area: 60 ft x 60 ft
Self landing (no humans in area): 22 ft x 22 ft

 

Small profile allows for self-land/launch in small areas.

Small profile allows for self-land/launch in small areas.

 

 

Launch and Recovery Characteristics

 

Daily inspection: 1 hour average.
Preflight from disassembled, cold start: 30 minutes, including blade install, refueling, move to launch area, power up, and initialize.
Prep from “hot on the pad:” 5 minutes average.
Turnaround inspection and servicing: 30 minutes average

 

Compliance

Standards: STANAG 4586


DP-14 Hawk: Downloads

Click on an image or link to download:

DP-14 Hawk Product Flyer
DP-14 Hawk Use Case Data Sheet
DP-14 Hawk Fuel Capacity Data Sheet
DP-14 Hawk Specifications
DP-14 Field Hawk Precision Agriculture industry flyer
DPI Marine Operations industry flyer
DPI Wildfire Life & Safety industry flyer


DP-14 Hawk: Photo Gallery

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Ŧ Requires additional optional technology or intelligence