Silvus Technologies announced its partnership with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, a leading UAS service provider and manufacturer of the Silent Falcon, a solar electric, fixed wing, long-endurance, long-range Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
Silent Falcon integrates Silvus’s advanced technology MIMO MANET Streamcaster communications systems in its unmanned aircraft systems including its new SF ATAK Field Observer Kit.
Silent Falcon has proven the effectiveness of the Silvus MIMO MANET communications systems for a wide variety of UAS long-range commercial applications in oil and gas, pipeline, electric power transmission, mapping and surveying markets. It has also been successfully deployed in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Search and Rescue and long-range border patrol missions across the globe, and in extreme environmental conditions while assisting the US Department of Interior in wildfire fighting operations.
With its recently introduced three radio SF TriAntenna Ground Control Station, powered by Silvus Streamcaster components, the reliability, connectivity and bandwidth of the Silent Falcon system has been significantly increased. The comm systems capabilities have been further enhanced by the addition of the SF ATAK Field Observer Kit, a small, portable kit that provides live streaming videos with map overlays on tablets and smartphones to operators on the ground who need this vital information in real-time. Until the introduction of the SF ATAK Field Observer Kit, dissemination of this vital data was confined to ground station observers or at remote command centers. The initial deployment of the SF ATAK Field Observer Kit will be to support wildfire fighting efforts for the US Department of Interior during this summer’s fire season.
“With 5 hours of flight time and an array of payload sensor options, Silent Falcon needed a low-SWaP radio capable of delivering high bandwidth communications over great distances” said Kasey Cooper, Director of Unmanned Systems at Silvus Technologies. “After rigorous testing of other datalinks, Silent Falcon engineers determined StreamCaster 4200 to provide the best performance-to-SWaP ratio. We are excited to support the team at Silent Falcon as they deploy their innovative platform into a variety of mission-critical applications”.
“Our partnership with Silvus Technologies has allowed Silent Falcon to greatly expand the capabilities and reliability of our Silent Falcon system. The Silvus products are easy to operate, integrate well with the Silent Falcon system, and provide rock-solid communications in the most difficult conditions. And we have taken these capabilities a step further with the introduction of the SF ATAK Field Observer Kit” said John W. Brown, Silent Falcon Chairman and CEO, “further demonstrating the flexibility of the Silent Falcon system and the Silvus StreamCaster MN-MIMO MANET technology”.