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Technology Factsheet

APID 60

Category: Robotics > Characterization and Inspection > Airborne System
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CybAero’s APID 60 is an autonomous, unmanned helicopter (VTOL UAV). The APID 60 system comprises of three main components:
Helicopter platform, including avionics and data links.
Payload, usually in the form of one or more sensors, from partners.
Ground station with control unit, including video monitors and data links.

Examples of sensors:
Video camera.
IR camera (thermal imaging camera).
Jammer.
Microwave radio equipment.
Biochemical sensors.
Laser scanner.
Ground radar.
Magnetometers.

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Industry:Defense/Homeland Security
Size:Very Large (>100kg/200lb, >120cm/48in)
TRL:Operational (9)
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Tether:No tether - Endurance more than an hour
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Payload: *
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The APID 60 control system flies the helicopter without assistance from the operator, keeps the helicopter stable in the air and manages launches and landings automatically. This makes the helicopter easy to maneuver and only brief pilot training is required. This patented technology, which is known as MALLS (Mobile Automatic Launch and Landing Station), allows the helicopter to take off and land on moving surfaces, e.g. the deck of a ship.

CybAero has signed a deal to provide its APID 60 unmanned helicopter to China Customs, the government agency tasked with managing the customs territory of mainland China. March 31 2014. Source: Cybaeros APID 60UAV Helicopter

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