Silent Falcon UAS Integrates MIMO MANET Streamcaster Communications

Published: 25 Sep 2019

Silent Falcon UAS

Silvus Technologies has partnered with Silent Falcon UAS Technologies to integrate its MIMO MANET Streamcaster communications systems into the solar-electric fixed-wing Silent Falcon unmanned aerial system. The Silent Falcon UAS has been deployed successfully for a wide range of commercial and tactical applications, including oil & gas, mapping & surveying, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), search & rescue and wildfire fighting.

Silent Falcon has recently introduced a three radio SF TriAntenna Ground Control Station for the UAS that is powered by Silvus Streamcaster components, as well as the portable SF ATAK Field Observer Kit that provides real-time streaming videos with map overlays on tablets and smartphones to operators on the ground. The Observer Kit allows dissemination of critical real-time data to no longer be restricted to ground station observers and remote command centers, and will be deployed initially to support wildfire fighting efforts for the US Department of Interior.

“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.”

John W. Brown, Silent Falcon Chairman and CEO, commented: “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, further demonstrating the flexibility of the Silent Falcon system and the Silvus StreamCaster MN-MIMO MANET technology.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions 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.

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