Whether your mission is locating illegals attempting to cross your border, crowd control at a political rally, or perhaps increasing security at your local electricity plant, Sky Sapience’s HoverMast, tethered hovering machine, combines engineering genius and innovative materials to provide exceptional observation and surveillance capabilities.
Rising to heights of up to 50 meters within 15 seconds, the HoverMast is secured by a cable, serving as a power supply and wideband data link. Its weight of only 10 kg and its capability of carrying any payload of up to 9 kg, affords this truly unique hovering mast the best size-to-payload ratio on the market today.
The HoverMast is able to host a large variety of payloads such as CCD/IR cameras, radar, laser designators, relays, cellular antennas, and hyperspectral sensors and can receive COMINT and ELINT. The data gathered is transmitted via its wide band communication link, which enables the transfer of critical data to selected recipients in real time.
The machine itself is passive, emitting no electronic signals and, it has a relatively low noise level; perfect for missions in which stealth is required. With its compact base unit, the HoverMast is suitable for a wide range of small platforms: UGVs/USVs (unmanned ground /surface vehicles), pick-up trucks, cars, boats, ATVs, communication vehicles, etc.
Due to the fact that the HoverMast is tethered (providing it with unlimited electric power and thus an unlimited operation time), it is not considered an airborne vehicle. Therefore, standard air control regulations do not apply to its use.
A HoverMast prototype has been successfully tested and production is due to begin in Q3 2012.