Ascent Vision Provides Imaging Payloads for Silent Falcon UAS

By Mike Ball / 02 May 2017
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Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, a manufacturer of long range solar-electric powered unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has announced that it has partnered with Ascent Vision, specialists in precision-imaging Gimbal Sensor Technology, making Ascent Vision their preferred supplier of gimbaled payloads.

“The Silent Falcon UAS can easily integrate a wide variety of payloads, and we’ve integrated five different gimbaled payloads so far,” said John W. Brown, Silent Falcon’s CEO. “The Ascent Vision CM100 is by far the best ISR gimbaled payload we’ve flown in our Silent Falcon UAS. It has been proven in numerous flights for numerous customers in all types of conditions in locations all around the world. It is our first choice for applications and customers who want leading edge technology in a smaller format payload.”

“We are very excited to be selected by Silent Falcon to provide our products for those customers requiring gimbaled payloads for their missions,” said Tim Sheehy, Ascent Vision Founder and CEO. “The state-of-the-art design and operational capabilities of the Silent Falcon are truly unique, allowing it to be used for a wide range of missions. We look forward to working with them when the mission requires a gimbal payload.”

Silent Falcon’s solar-electric, carbon fiber aircraft is lightweight and silent, serving numerous types of applications in the military, security, public safety and commercial sectors. The unique payload bay was designed specifically to accommodate a wide-variety of payloads. The CM100 has been integrated using proprietary custom mounts and its light weight and size allows the Silent Falcon to maximize its long range and long endurance capabilities.

Ascent Vision manufactures a variety of gimbaled technologies, including the CM100. The Dual-Sensor Gyro-Stabilized Gimbal imaging system has been specifically designed for use on unmanned aircraft, and is easily integrated and mounted into almost any platform.

In addition to the preferred provider relationship, Silent Falcon has also signed an agreement allowing Ascent Vision to represent the Silent Falcon UAS in their integrated sales efforts. Both companies are exhibiting at the upcoming AUVSI XPONENTIAL in Dallas, Texas.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact