UAVOS, an unmanned aerial, terrestrial and aquatic vehicles specialist, has unveiled its latest drone innovation for high flying drones in a bid to contend with social media giant Facebook.
The American organisation has unveiled its new High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS), a control system for aircrafts with a flexible wing for high-altitude UAVs. The system provides long-term, continuous data transmission and real-time monitoring in areas that lack access to the internet and other forms of global connectivity.
HAPS, which offers aerial support for both civilian and defense areas as well as security tasks, provides the infrastructure to compete with Facebook’s Aquila project, an experimental solar-powered drone developed by the social media giant.
Following new flight control principles, HAPS will be able to shift the geographic area of “solar” aircraft flights to more northern latitudes.
UAVOS claims HAPS can create a network of autonomous repeaters of radio and high speed data signals over practically any territory, including the northern regions during the summer, where the use of regular aircrafts is problematic due to economic reasons and weather conditions.
“By its very nature, this solution replaces the low-orbital space grouping and can provide services not available for conventional satellite systems,” said Vadim Tarasov, investor and board member of UAVOS Inc.
“Such aircrafts can carry out long missions, for years barraging in the air currents over the expanses of the World Ocean, over territories with no airfield infrastructure, sparsely populated areas, sea borders, taking and relaying information for both civilian and military facilities.”