CyPhy Works technology allows small UAVs to have unprecedented endurance
Danvers, MA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
CyPhy Works, an innovative new robotics company, today unveiled two revolutionary small Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs): EASE and PARC.
The Extreme Access System for Entry (EASE) is an indoor flying UAV to help police, soldiers, and inspectors remain at safe standoff distances. EASE boasts the long endurance, GPS denied navigation, and portability needed to act as a forward remote presence for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) reconnaissance, building interior reconnaissance, hostage situations, and search and rescue. EASE will also be used for bridge and building inspection to help keep our population safer.
The Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) is designed to fly vertically and remain hovering for unprecedented long durations without operator intervention. PARC provides Situational Awareness (SA) through its imaging payload and extends the range of radios on the ground with a communications relay payload. Needing little deployment infrastructure, it provides SA in austere locations where the need is the greatest but infrastructure is least established such as Combat Outposts.
Both EASE and PARC make use of a proprietary “microfilament” technology that transmits power, Ethernet protocol communications, and HD video. “The microfilament bears a resemblance to the effective use of tethers on Underwater Unmanned Vehicles (UUVs), said Helen Greiner, CEO and Founder of CyPhy Works, “But to be able to achieve a useful altitude or traverse useful distances, we had to engineer a completely new type of tether for the air domain, we call this a microfilament.”
This breakthrough microfilament eliminates common UAV pitfalls such as:
1. Short time of flight
2. Jamming (intentional noise to disrupt IED detonation signals and enemy comms)
3. Spoofing (enemy hijacking the UAV to destroy it or use it against our forces)
4. Interception (ISR information from UAV is intercepted and used by the enemy)
5. Detection (enemy detects UAV RF link which gives away our position)
“What makes this innovative UAV approach so compelling”, said Matt England (LTC ret.), VP Military System of CyPhy Works, “is that it opens the door to a host of new applications for UAVs in the military and beyond.”
About CyPhy Works, Inc.
CyPhy Works, Inc. creates robots to empower people. Their first products are a line of UAVs that expand military, law enforcement, and inspection capabilities in remote situational awareness, endurance, and access. CyPhy Works was founded in 2008 by Helen Greiner, who previously cofounded and served as President and Chairman of iRobot Corporation.