Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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

Application of UAVs in CIVILIAN sector

Disaster management

Medicine delivery for remote places

Agriculture monitoring

Pollution monitoring

Mobile radiation Monitoring

Wild life survey

River Monitoring

Highway Monitoring

Applications of UAVs in INDUSTRIAL sector

Pipeline monitoring

Power line/Power plant monitoring

Oil, gas and mineral exploration and production

Large industry security

Pipeline monitoring

Wind mill farm monitoring

Capabilities of UAVs in MILITARY sector

Counter Terrorism / training in Defense

Target UAVs

Border patrol / Flight over enemy areas

 VVIP convoy security

Convoy patrol and security

Self-destructive UAVs

Disaster Management (Flood and Fire)

 

 

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