SEEKER WING™ UAV
The A.I.R.S. Seeker Wing™ UAV is one of the most advanced, small-scale drone aircraft available. The Seeker Wing UAV is designed for maximum lift, its lightweight materials and two powerful motors, make it possible to stay aloft for more than an hour at a time. It’s also one of the quietest aircraft on the market.
As the name implies, this aircraft is a flying wing design. With the entire platform consisting of a wing, maximum lift is attained. This allows for a heavier payload, and lower rpm’s, than a conventional airplane form. Because of its capabilities, we call it a ‘smart wing’.
The A.I.R.S. Seeker Wing™ UAV has an approximate wingspan of 78 inches. Some of its features include:
- Real time video downlink
- High resolution video camera with low light capability and a 10X zoom
- IR camera
- Video link encryption with military level encryption/decryption
- Frequency hopping security for the aircraft control system
- Automatic and manual emergency recovery system
- Aircraft radio for communication with local ATC
- Transponder (Mode C or S)
- Heads up display showing all aircraft systems information including:
Direction of travel
… and more
- Lost control signal automatic return to home
- Maximum distance fence
- Ground station antenna tracking
- Mission recorder to capture all elements of each flight
- Complete, ground station available with normal aircraft flight controls
The A.I.R.S. Seeker Wing™ UAV will fly in most all weather conditions. It has proven itself stable in 45 M.P.H. winds and remains easily controlled. It will fly from low speed (speed depends on head or tail winds) up to 80 M.P.H. and is more than capable of acrobatic maneuvers, which demonstrates its agile capabilities. With the on-board cameras, the pilot sees everything as if actually on the aircraft. The aircraft can be controlled while in the field or from a custom designed ‘cockpit’ at a fixed location. A.I.R.S. designs are user friendly, safe, and cost effective.
The Seeker Wing™ is constructed of materials that allow it to survive impacts with solid objects. It’s been tested against trees, the ground, and even a brick wall with little to no damage. Any resultant damage can be easily and quickly repaired in the field with simple tools and materials. The on-board systems are protected from damage and, should the aircraft body sustain severe damage, can easily be removed and transferred to a new Seeker Wing™ body which as been pre-wired.
Fly manually, or enable the autopilot to fly via waypoints. At any time, the pilot can take over the control of the aircraft. Need to watch an area or take a longer look at something? Have the aircraft circle while you look at the area in question. The pilot and the aircraft work as a team to enhance mission readiness and response.
SEEKER WING™ UAV USES
The A.I.R.S. Seeker Wing™ UAV has a wide range of mission capabilities making it perfect for many applications. Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Real Estate, Power Line Management, Wildlife Management, Ranches, etc.
Search and Rescue
When people become lost in remote areas, or trapped on a mountain, it can take search and rescue teams several hours to days to find them. With a stable, airborne platform, this type of mission could be reduced to minutes. A small rescue pack can even be dropped to them! Lives are saved, resources are used efficiently, costs are reduced.
Know which fence the subject is hiding behind, before stumbling across him/her. Find the suspect vehicle quickly without sending police cars out to spend hours hoping to find it. Check rural roads for accidents during winter storms without putting the officer at risk driving around. Safety for officers is increased, the general population is safer, overall costs are reduced.
When a wildland fire starts, do an initial size up within minutes and from the best vantage point – above it. See where the fire resources are to better manage them and to move them if the fire picks up. In a structure fire, look at the roof condition before sending fire personnel up to vent it. Locate propane thanks that might be hidden by a fence. Safety, resource management, costs are lowered.
Show off that picturesque property with photos and video footage that helps to define it as what it really is. A picture from a hand-held camera is ok, but doesn’t really depict the ‘you’ve got to see it to believe it’ qualities you’re trying to explain. Show large estate properties and ranches like never before. Show the unique qualities in a unique way and sell more properties.
Power Line Management
Sending crews out to visually check power lines in remote areas is expensive and time consuming. Many times, helicopters need to be used and we all know how much those cost. Sending a A.I.R.S. platform out will help crews perform this task faster, safer, and less for less money.
Keeping track of wildlife can be time consuming and difficult, especially if you’re not sure where the wildlife is. Managing wildlife is much easier from the air and with a A.I.R.S. platform it’s fiscally responsible, too.
A large ranch presents it’s own difficulties to manage. Keeping track of cattle, monitoring fence lines, securing against trespassers all take time and personnel. Send out a A.I.R.S. platform to help you get these jobs done quickly. Count the herd, find the downed fence, locate and report trespassers.
Dams, petroleum distribution pipelines, electrical and natural gas distribution networks, rail services, and agricultural resources that exist in most of our communities can be targets for terrorists. Patrolling these areas is time consuming and just not feasible. In a lot of cases, it’s just too remote and inaccessible. With an A.I.R.S. Seeker Wing™ UAV, virtually all of these areas are within access and can be quickly and quietly patrolled. Ground units can be dispatched to exact locations while activity there is monitored.
Send a camera to the scene without having to deal with traffic or the cost and risk of a helicopter. Now, a news agency can get the story out while it’s happening and provide excellent footage from a vantage point no one else has.
Military version available, as well. Contact us for information.
There are, of course, many other applications for the A.I.R.S. reconnaissance platforms but I think you get the picture. Our platforms can increase safety and productivity while, at the same time, lowering expenses. You don’t need any special license, and we teach you how to safely operate your aircraft. When you complete your training, which normally takes around 10 hours, you’ll receive A.I.R.S. certification as a small drone (SUAV) pilot in the appropriate aircraft class. (Ten hours of flight training is also the minimum time allowed by the F.A.A., for a student pilot of a full size plane, to be allowed to fly solo.)
The A.I.R.S. Seeker Wing™ UAV is available in a Basic, or Full equipment compliment. Or, pick the load out equipment yourself, from our list of available gear. Custom colors and logos are also available.
RENT PER MISSION
It’s also possible to rent a Seeker Wing™ and pilot. Send us an email via the contact form telling us of your need and mission type, and we’ll send you a quote right away. Our pilots are either from a law enforcement or military background and are well versed with confidentiality requirements.
Advanced Intelligent Reconnaissance Systems is in no way responsible for any actions of their customers that result in property damage, injury, privacy issues, lawsuits, etc. Customer is solely responsible for maintaining safety and privacy standards at or beyond A.I.R.S. requirements.
GROUND BASE CONTROL CENTER
Remote Controlled Airborne Reconnaissance Platform Control Center
Piloting your A.I.R.S. aircraft can be done either in the field with the hand carried transmitter and portable goggle system, or from a custom designed control center. Either, works as well as the other, but the control center offers a few amenities for the day-to-day or extended mission pilot to provide a higher level of comfort and focus.
The control center includes the following in addition to the antennas and tracker:
- Pilot’s seat with adjustable back and control platforms
- Joystick and throttle controls
- Computer and software to interface with aircraft controls
- ATC transceiver to communicate with local airport control tower personnel
- Aircraft headset with microphone
- 24” High Definition monitor for systems monitor
When choosing to use the control center versus the portable system, we recommend having a systems monitor to keep an eye on all aircraft systems and to interface with other agency personnel. This leaves the pilot free to focus on flying and reduces distraction. It’s also possible to add a second camera to the bottom of the aircraft for the systems monitor to use. In this case the systems monitor would also be the observer, again leaving to pilot free of all tasks not related to flying the aircraft.
The aircraft is designed to fly continuously for approximately 90 minutes. We strongly suggest the pilot land every 60 to 75 minutes. During this time the batteries should be changed out, the airframe checked, and the pilot should be taking a 15-minute break.
The control center allows for radio communication with the local airport control tower. This is not a necessity, at this time, but makes for great inter-agency relationship building, and provides another level of safety.
The actual construction of the control center room will be subcontracted to appropriate construction and electrical companies. We will facilitate as the general contractor to ensure that all parameters for the control center are in correctly in place.
Total Price: $29,500.00 (US) (Price subject to change)
(This price only includes the flight equipment and training. Construction contract amount is separate and will be added upon construction bid acceptance. You, the customer, will decide on the contractors)