HoverMast, Sky Sapience’s Autonomous Hovering Platform Makes Its Debut

Yokneam, Israel. Sky Sapience, an expert in autonomous hovering machine technology, announces the release of the HoverMast, tethered hovering platform specially designed for small vehicles. The HoverMast will be displayed at the upcoming AUVSI conference and exhibition in Tel-Aviv.

The HoverMast responds to the need for quick, mobile intelligence gathering. At the click of a button, the system autonomously deploys, rising to heights of up to 50 meters within 10-15 seconds. Secured by a cable, serving as a power supply and wideband data link, the highly stabilized HoverMast combines advanced flight algorithms and innovative materials to provide the highest payload-to-size ratio available today. Weighing only 10 kg, the platform is capable of hosting 9 kg payloads, such as electro-optic sensors, laser designators, radar, and sophisticated COMINT and ELINT systems. Its data link enables the transfer of critical data to selected recipients in real time.

The HoverMast is stored in a compact housing unit that can be mounted on any vehicle; small vehicles in particular: cars, pick-up trucks, unmanned ground or surface vehicles (UGV/USV), ATVs, and small naval craft; making the system especially suited for Special Forces, border and port protection, and infantry missions.

8 comments for “HoverMast, Sky Sapience’s Autonomous Hovering Platform Makes Its Debut

  1. 24 February 2012 at 6:28 pm

    A multicopter like this is patented. Application LT2012007.
    Quote:
    The effect is achieved by using different rotors to create a thrust and to carry out maneuvers. The average speed of the rotors’ rotation, providing maneuverability, does not decrease during flight. The diameter and mass of the rotors providing maneuverability is restricted in order to decrease the inertia. The
    invention is applicable for light flying devices where it makes economic sense to use rotors with a fixed pitch angle.

    Regards
    Aleksey Zaitsevsky
    (the inventor)

  2. 24 February 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Application LT2012007 “Method of controlling a helicopter with six or more rotors” (Lithuania):

    http://lamat.me/patents/letter_LT2012007.pdf

    • 24 February 2012 at 10:10 pm

      There have been many examples of multirotors using different sized props Aleksey

      • 24 February 2012 at 11:49 pm

        Sure, there was some examples, but not like this. My climes:
        1. A means to control a helicopter with six or more carrying rotors, characterized in that
        part of the rotors change the thrust according to the helicopter tilt command, but do not change
        the thrust according to the change in total thrust command.
        2. A means to control a helicopter with six or more carrying rotors according to clime 1,
        characterized in that all rotors change the thrust according to the change in total thrust
        command if the total thrust command is close to the minimum or maximum value.
        3. A means to control a helicopter with six or more carrying rotors according to clime 1,
        characterized in that the rotors that do not change the thrust according to the total thrust change
        command are located farther from the helicopter’s center than other rotors.
        4. A means to control a helicopter with six or more carrying rotors according to clime 1,
        characterized in that the rotors that do not change the thrust according to the total thrust change
        command have a smaller diameter than other rotors.

  3. 25 February 2012 at 12:08 am

    I see one big problem:
    as described, max dia of main rotor is 72cm or less (0.3-0.4m2), thrust must be 15kg+9kg+30%=30kg. It means that load is up to 100kg/m2 – it will be very low COP.

    • 25 February 2012 at 12:36 am

      as an example: helicopter T-rex 700 weight 5 kg, rotor 1.6m (2m2), load 2.5kg/m2. Here will be up to 100kg/m2 :)

  4. 8 March 2012 at 8:44 pm
  5. OREN
    18 March 2012 at 8:57 pm

    its remind me my final project in Bezalel, one of the characters was a flying bot

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150657148631236&set=a.10150657148621236.410328.546581235&type=1&theater

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