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We need to get our hands on this tech

Postby KevPerkins » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:44 am

Has anybody seen this BRILLIANT little drone?


YouTube

The flight times they get are incredible!!! Any thoughts as to how they are achieving this?
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Re: We need to get our hands on this tech

Postby KevPerkins » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:04 am

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Just AWESOME!
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Black Hornet PD-100
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OK, just found out it's one of those "Military ONLY" products but I'm sure the tech will filter down soon. This product has been in service since 2008....it's actually "OLD NEWS" in military terms, but still fascinating to us civilian gadget freaks.

Here are some specs I found from the company that makes them PROX DYNAMICS http://www.proxdynamics.com/products/pd_100_prs/

System Specifications

A Complete PD-100 PRS Comprises
• PD-100 Nanocopter UAVs
• Base Station
• Total Systems Mass less than 1 kg (2 lbs), excluding display
• Dimensions approx. 200 x 85 x 50 mm (8 x 3.5 x 2 inches)



UAV
• Rotor Span 120 mm, Mass 16 gr including Camera
• Maximum Speed 10 m/s, Endurance up to 25 minutes
• Digital Data Link, Range 1000 m Line-of-Sight
• GPS Navigation or Visual Navigation through Video
• Autopilot with Autonomous and Directed Modes
• Hover & Stare, Automatic Search Patterns, Preplanned Routes

Sensors
• Steerable EO Camera (pan/tilt)
• Live Video and Snapshot Images

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Base Station
• Mission Planning, Execution and Analyses
• Display connections, Functions and System Controls
• Storage of Mission Data including Video and Images
• Connections to PC, Network and other Peripherals
• UAVs housed inside for Protection and Support

System Status
The development of the PD-100 Black Hornet PRS started in April 2008. Several prototypes and technology demonstrators have been produced, and serial production was established in early 2012. The system is the world’s first operational nano-system and is currently in service with international units.

The PD-100 Black Hornet PRS is under Norwegian Arms Control and will only be sold to government institutions and organizations.
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