Aeryon sUAS are designed as an all-digital software and payload platform. The systems are small, quiet and easy to operate aerial vehicles used to capture and transmit high-quality images and video - essentially a flying camera.
The Aeryon sUAS platform has been on the market since 2009. It is field-tested, mission-proven and has thousands of hours of flight time in military, public safety, and commercial applications. The Mission Summaries and Case Studies sections of the website showcase successful customer projects.
The Aeryon Scout is ready to fly out of the box. The Scout Mission Case includes the Scout aerial vehicle, base station, tablet, batteries - and payloads which can be selected based on customer requirements. A Scout Support Case is also available and typically includes additional spare batteries, a 3-bay battery charger, additional payloads, and other spare components.
Price depends on the model you choose, system configuration and performance requirements, as well as the payload requirements. You can Request a Quote at any time to receive a customized quote based on your specific needs.
There are many cases in which UAV's are more suitable than airplanes or helicopters.
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) can be deployed within minutes (especially valuable for remote locations) and deliver high quality aerial imaging, directly controlled by ground personnel. sUAS deliver higher quality imagery because they can fly lower and slower, are more cost effective (several thousand per month vs. several thousand per hour), and are safer as they remove the human element from potentially dangerous environments such as confined spaces or hazardous environmental conditions.
Flying is as simple as pressing on a map to indicate where you want to fly. The vehicle will continue to fly to that position until you lift your finger. At that point it will come to a stop and hover. Height control is similar. Press on a slider and the vehicle will climb or descend until you release.
Learning to fly the Aeryon Scout takes merely a few hours. The simplicity of the interface allows individuals to be able to fly after viewing our training video and having practised using the built in simulator. We also offer onsite training, allowing Aeryon personnel to work with you for more practise and personal support.
The two-case configuration of the Aeryon Scout sUAS allows easy separation of 'Mission' and 'Support' cases to enable more flexible deployment. Each ruggedized case also meets the requirements of most airlines for carry-on luggage, another feature unique to the Aeryon Scout, allowing immediate deployment to any remote location.
The 'Mission' case is also available as a backpack by special order.
If you have specific requirements, you can Request a Quote based on your desired specifications.
Aeryon provides a three-bay battery charger as part of the system. As each battery provides up to 25 minutes of flight time and takes under 60 minutes to charge, the battery charger provides constant availability of batteries regardless of the length of the mission.
Aeryon selected a 5 Megapixel camera as it has a better light sensitivity response and lower image noise. The most important determination to image sharpness in an aerial platform is stabilization - which is why all integrated payloads for the Aeryon Scout are stabilized. Click here to learn more about 3-axis stabilization of the Photo3S and Photo3S-NIR high resolution still cameras.
For surveying and GIS applications the Scout can achieve ground resolutions up to 1cm/px with a high overlap - allowing image processing into simple 2D orthomosaics, or detailed elevation and 3D models. Click here to learn more about the Aeryon Scout sUAS integrated GIS solution.
Aeryon's GIS Solutions facilitate image processing by off-the-shelf visual or GIS software. The Aeryon Scout's integrated GIS software, powered by pix4D, allows any customer to easily produce high resolution 2D orthomosaics and maps, 3D and digital elevation models and GIS datasets.
During flight all video and still images are stored on the aerial vehicle. This imagery is usually downloaded between flights - for immediate use, or optionally additional processing such as the creation of 2D orthomosaics and maps, digital elevation and 3D models, etc.
During flight a live video stream is also sent to operator, and may be simultaneously broadcast to other ground or remote personnel.
Setting up a preprogrammed flight path is as straight forward as manual control. Waypoints are set by clicking on the map to indicate points along the path. When in the air, simply switch to waypoint mode, indicate your starting point and Scout takes over piloting. Manual control is always a click away.
Using the embedded geo-referencing information in the still images captured by the Scout, the pictures can be displayed on the command station for use in subsequent flights. In addition, these images can be used as input to other geomatics and map generation software.
Yes. While the Aeryon Scout interface is map based, it is not always possible to have maps for every location. As the command station interface provides gridlines (also available with maps) to be displayed. This allows the user to operate based on standard grid pattern.
Joysticks are not required. The easy-to-use interface allows the operator to manage data collection rather than controlling the system in flight. If however, there is a need to provide a special interface, the system does have the ability to be controlled using a joystick.
At present Aeryon offers a daylight combination video and still camera, a 10x optical zoom camera as well as a thermal FLIR imaging sensor payload. We can provide custom sensor payloads for unique or new applications.
The Photo 3S produces high quality still images and live video for precision imaging applications. The VideoZoom10x adds a stabilized ten times optical zoom capability specialized for use in real time reconnaissance and identification problems. The FLIR imaging system produces thermal images in the dark ensuring the Scout is deployable at any time of the day.
When communications between the operator and the aerial vehicle is lost, the command station will alert the user to the condition. The aerial vehicle will travel to a position to try to re-establish communications. If communications cannot be re-established, the aerial vehicle will respond in one of three ways, depending on the options set by the user. The aerial vehicle can return home, land in place, or if in waypoint mode, can continue it`s flight as programmed.
To ensure safe operation of the system, the Aeryon platform has built-in features that continually inform the user if current conditions are too extreme for safe operation of the vehicle. As well, the Aeryon platform is ruggedized and weather-sealed, and operates reliably in windy, rainy and dusty environments. The platform offers uncompromised flight performance in high winds, high altitudes and extreme temperature ranges.
To ensure that the operators primary job - that of gathering the information required is satisfied, Aeryon has built in SMART systems. These systems range from monitoring the systems battery levels, wind conditions and communication links to the user. They allow for safe operation of the system.
The Aeryon Scout is designed to return to the location it launched when the system detects low battery. Scout continually monitors its battery status and the power required to return home and land safely.