The new Albatross drone from Easy Aerial extends the unlimited flight time by three times the payload capacity with the tethering system from Easy Aerial.
Brooklyn’s Easy Aerial has established itself as a leading provider of autonomous drone-based surveillance systems. “The Albatross is the latest addition to the company’s rapidly growing portfolio of connected intelligent air surveillance systems (SAMS-T) and offers users a robust and highly flexible autonomous drone solution with unlimited flight time and an inaccessible data connection.”
The Albatros is a hexacopter which, according to the company, is “the most versatile and safest system in its class”. Albatross offers an 8.5 pound payload, rugged design and flight endurance – making it an ideal solution for extremely long surveillance or surveillance flights regardless of weather conditions.
“The Albatros is uniquely designed with three hardpoints. Each side hardpoint has a load capacity of up to 4 pounds, with the lower hardpoint able to hold payloads of up to 8 pounds. Side payload stations have a standard mount as well as Picatinny rails (also known as MIL-STD-1913 rails and NATO STANAG 4694 standard rail interface system) that support a wide range of payloads such as floodlights, communication relays, speakers, and a range of cyber-related and other commercial and military electronic systems, ”read a press release from Easy Aerial. “The lower hardpoint is designed for gimbal cameras or large ISR payloads such as radars and communication jammers. In addition to its versatility, the Albatross offers over 20 EO / IR cameras, including WIRIS Security and FLIR Duo Pro R cameras. “
“Like all Easy Aerial autonomous, low-cost Smart Aerial Monitoring systems, the Albatross combines the simplicity of drones in a box with the durability of military quality,” said Ido Gur, Co-Founder and CEO of Easy Aerial. “Since the system can be launched and landed from a portable, rechargeable case without the need for an on-site operator, it can be deployed and operated from anywhere in the world, even in non-GPS environments.”
The Albatross’ data over power tether system enables unlimited flight times and simultaneously transmits HD video and telemetry via the connected power line (data over power technology). “This avoids the need for radio transmission and enables cyber-secure data transmission,” says the press release.
“The synergy between 3D printing and composites set the tone for our latest drone design. The intricate shapes of the printed parts are the ultimate solution to the geometric challenges, while the composite materials ensure a light and strong structure, ”said Omri Dayan, Chief Aerone Chief Drone Designer. “The flat bottom plate and Picatinny rails have been designed to allow the easiest integration of all payloads with the user experience as the top priority.”
“Easy Aerial solutions are robust, durable, weatherproof and designed for operation in the most inhospitable environments with little to no infrastructure support,” the press release says. “The company’s systems include autonomous free flight systems (SAMS) and connected systems (SAMS-T) that accommodate a variety of sensor payloads. With the ability to be deployed anywhere, the systems take off and land from a portable, rechargeable case without the need for on-site human intervention. “
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