UAVOS' antenna (UAVOS)
Drone-maker UAVOS has introduced an auto-tracking antenna system for enabling long-range data transmission on a wide range of unmanned aircraft.
The new antenna system has two communication channels featuring different antennas: a 900 MHz telemetry radio link with a range exceeding 60 miles and a high-speed antenna for video communication, which UAVOS says is capable of data transfer rates up to 25 Mbps.
According to a UAVOS representative, the antenna system is targeted to all variety of airborne, ground- and water-based unmanned vehicles "ranging from micro to heavy platforms." Particularly when used in conjunction with one of the company's ground stations, great range is possible, the company said.
It is lightweight and portable, breaking down into eight individual parts, and can be assembled in 15 minutes, the company claims. UAVOS designed the system to fit into an SUV for transportation and storage.
“Our customers require a system that is simple to put together, turn on, and works,” said Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS chairman of the board and lead developer. “They want to achieve high data-rates and reliable HD video transmission.”
If installed with different antennas or modems, the turntable system will automatically orient the installed antennas to the aircraft, allowing a level of modularity.