Ground Control Station (Portable)
The ReferenceTek ground control station components include the aircraft control and
telemetry unit on the right and the optional live video link processor on the
Ground Control Station (Mobile)
The Mobile Ground Control Station is a
completely autonomous flight operations van with its own 100 KW generator, air
conditioning and heating system. The M-GCS has three pilot stations and three
sensor stations with conference and observation areas. Internet service is
provided via satellite dish and aircraft telemetry and control are linked via
auto-tracking antennas. Voice communications are provided between ground based
and airborne observers as well as FAA personnel and local airport authorities
via UHF and VHF radios.
The Hummingbird XRP is the company's newest Hybrid VTOL product providing flight duration in excess of
6 hours with a payload capacity in excess of 30 pounds. In addition, the aircraft has
eight hard points for client payloads with the ability to remotely deploy or
retain payloads depending on mission requirements. With a hybrid power system that generates over 10kW, reserve power can be provided to client payloads./p>
Coming in 2021
Continuing our discussions through 2020 with prospects and aerospace
consultants, the four major issues continuing to face today's
VTOL UAV platforms are: 1) Limited flight duration, 2)
Limited payload capacity, 3) The lack of redundant propulsion and navigation systems and 4)
The absence of deployable payload components. To address these
key issues, Reference Technologies has spent the past 6 years
designing an innovative solution to address the current limited
flight performance of other competitive multi-rotor VTOL solutions.
The Hummingbird XRP is featured in the August/September issue of
Unmanned Systems Magazine
as the featured
article. The Hummingbird XRP has been upgraded to a 13kW
hybrid power system that supports the multi-fuel requirements of
government and commercial operators.
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