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Hummingbird XRP

Hummingbird Viewed from the front


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  • Reference Technologies announces its Hummingbird (R) XRP (eXtended Range and Payload) Hybrid powered VTOL UAV.
  • Reference Technologies featured in latest issue of Unmanned Systems Technology magazine.
  • Reference Technologies announces its upgraded 13 Kw hybrid power system with multi-fuel capability
  • Reference Technologies releases its Hummingbird XRP performance data - 6+ hour flight duration with 30+ lb payload.


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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 left.









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.

Hummingbird(R) XRP

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>

About The Company

Reference Technologies (ReferenceTEK) was founded on the premise that the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is nascent and at the cusp of an explosive opportunity that extends from federal, state and local governmental opportunities to the commercial and private sectors.

The company is located in Boulder County, Colorado in close proximity to the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Denver and the U.S. Air Force Academy, all of which have significant UAS programs included within their aerospace engineering curriculums.  In addition, the company has access to numerous governmental institutions including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a host of leading aerospace companies including; Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman.

In addition to these significant resources, Colorado has one of the largest UAS test and training sites in the U.S. Located in the San Louis Valley of southern Colorado, an area of over 4,000 square miles of mixed terrain, a test ceiling of 15,000 feet MSL and a seasonal mixture of weather environments is available to the company for testing its latest UAV, the Hummingbird XRP.

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