“Following” Comm Relay for Boats and Vehicles
With a moving platform below, the six rotor motors are redundant in order to maximize reliability. By overlapping the upper and lower rotors, DPI takes advantage of an additive lift effect and can minimize the rotors’ size. This reduces both the visual and acoustic profile.
The DP-16 Seagull is a small, intelligent, tethered UAV that flies up to 500 feet above its vehicle (boat, truck, etc.). Unlike other tethered UAVs, the Seagull is intelligent and autonomous, and capable of maintaining airspeed.
Land on moving platforms: With advanced object recognition and obstacle avoidance technology, the Seagull can land on pitching, heaving, and rolling platforms, as well as traveling platforms.
Sea state 4
No launch / recovery equipment required
Stable hover in winds up to 40 kts
Rapid, agile tethered flight
Match USV maneuvers at 30 kts
Autonomous flight minimizes tether drag
Autonomous operation, including self-launch and self-recover from a moving platform
Onboard computer for autonomous avionics and payload processing
Secure, encrypted communications via comm line in the tether
Small profile: Small acoustic and visual profile
Fits in a standard pickup truck bed or Humvee bed
For more information, contact DPI