UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM (UAS)

WHICH UAS? CONSIDERATIONS IN COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY UAS PROCUREMENT There are a number of forces that guide, govern and in some cases limit the application of the technology, especially in the commercial space. Adding to this, the classification of UAVs is confusing as there is no universal way to describe the differences between military and…

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TELLUMAT LAUNCHED FIRST FULL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM AT AAD 2018

Tellumat launched ASTUS, its first complete unmanned aerial system (UAS), at the 2018 Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo. Market need With unmanned aerial system (UAS) demand taking off worldwide, the ASTUS addresses an extensive need for high-end UAS performance in a compact, cost-effective package. As a medium-size, medium-range tactical surveillance UAS, it is suitable for…

COMMUNICATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) (Part 2) *

The first part of this article (Engenuity, July 2018) covered existing industry applications for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communication links and the technological advancements driving solution implementation. In this second part, we consider lower-level system requirements for UAV communication links (or “datalinks”), driven on the whole by a range of aircraft platform characteristics, ground system…

COMMUNICATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) (Part 1) *

Geoff Carey, Product Manager, Tellumat Defence & Security Business Unit The growing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has given rise to a wide range of applications across various industries, driving innovation in associated communication systems. A recent report by McKinsey and Company categorises existing applications into five distinct areas, each imposing unique line-of-sight (LOS)…

LOCAL AIRFIELDS CHOOSE TELLUMAT FOR FULLY-COMPLIANT GROUND LIGHTING WITH SOPHISTICATED MONITORING AND CONTROL

Market need Many small and mid-sized airports in southern Africa face a difficult migration from ageing airfield ground lighting (AGL) systems. Typically based on dated analogue technologies, such systems rely on manual controls across airports to switch lights on and off and offer no feedback facility, forcing airport personnel to physically check lights in all…

COST-EFFECTIVE, MEDIUM-SIZED UAV SURVEILLANCE SOLUTIONS

Market need Unmanned aircraft are becoming a feature of daily life, with applications ranging from recreation, professional photography/videography, sports and movies to environmental monitoring and military surveillance. Usually referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, these systems range from less than 1kg to more than 1 000 kg, offer flight endurance that varies…

COST-EFFECTIVE, EFFICACIOUS PROTECTION OF LINEAR ASSETS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Market need Securing linear assets (pipelines, cabling, etc.) and critical infrastructure (military base perimeters, borders, etc.) using conventional technologies can be difficult, prone to false alarms and generally provide alerts after the fact. Because such assets often cover great distances, languish deep underground or traverse areas with no lighting or communications, they’re frequently inaccessible –…

WHY SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES AND COUNTRIES INVEST IN R&D – AND IN WHAT AREAS

In a previous issue of Tellumat Engenuity we pointed out that innovation needn’t always be about new products. For example, new use cases are sometimes discovered for old technologies. But that doesn’t mean we should settle for ‘upcycling’ as our national brand of innovation! To get out of our economic rut and forge ahead in…