Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Today Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have increasing importance and interest in commercial and military purpose. Their applications can vary from missions such as aerial reconnaissance, border patrol hostage rescue etc.

Fixed wing UAVs are particularly more in demand due to their inherent advantages like their capability to cover large distance, altitude and maneuverability, which are imperative for both military and civil missions. Remotely/autonomously operated vehicle systems, ground and air, have great potential for giving live information and help in law enforcement operations. These systems, with their onboard sensors, can assist in collecting evidence, performing long term surveillance or in assessing hazardous situations prior to committing personnel.

 

 


General applications of UAVs in various fields

Generally applications of UAVs can be broadly categorized in to three areas

  1. Civilian
  2. Industrial
  3. Military

 

 

 

 

Salient Features of the SEONICS UAV:

 

Easy to operate by any site engineer/soldier All weather capability (except rain) Low investment cost Low maintenance cost
Portable and Durable Ability to operate in hostile environment Rugged Local servicing Availability
Large area coverage Remote area coverage High-resolution imaging Long dwell times over areas of interest

 

Specifications:

 

Industrial

Military

Airframe Material

All GFRP, manufactured by a metallic tooling, and CAR certified grade material

All GFRP, manufactured by a metallic tooling, and CAR certified grade material

AP

Open source windows based

Custom made (linux based)

Parts

Industrial grade

Industrial grade/ mil grade

Capability

Fully autonomous

Fully autonomous

Durability

100 landings*

>200 landing

Maintenance

Every 10 hr flight 90min

Every 10 hr flight 90min

Operation ease

High

High 

Replacement and maintenance cost

Low to Medium

High

Range

5km

10km

Endurance (depending on weather)

15 to 45 min

60 min

Wind handling

25 to 40km/hr

25 to 40km/hr

Payload

150g

300g

Volume available for payload (lXbXh) mm

120X80X40 
(payload chamber is always modified to the user requirement and payload)

120X80X40 
(payload chamber is always modified to the user requirement and payload)

Altitude
Ceiling height

3000ft AGL (above ground level)
10000 Ft

5000 ft AGL

Area required

Football field

Football field

Payload

Go-pro Hero 4 camera (without gimble)

Go-pro camera/IR module/ RGB module

Live video

Optional (on request)

Yes

GUI laptop

Dell laptop (optional)

Panasonic Tough book