h-aero® - Solar-powered helium Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for versatile monitoring activities
h-aero® combines concepts from helicopters, planes and balloons for a solution that is safer, offers superior flight endurance, and can carry a larger relative load than conventional drones.
The high-tech materials - fiber composites, canvas and high-density foils -coupled with solar cells allow the flight system to complete 24h autonomous missions with a payload of up to 3kg, making it suitable for a wide range of applications that include earth observation for resource exploration, top-station or close-up inspections of hydropower plants or tunnels, or for internet and communication relay purposes. h-aero® has much lower operating costs that comparable systems used today for these applications, with a vastly reduced environmental footprint.
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