Silvus Radios Provide Communications for Long-Range VTOL UAS

By Mike Ball / 21 Jul 2021
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Silvus Technologies’ StreamCaster platform has been selected as the primary radio for ALTI UAS’ medium and large UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), transmitting high-quality video and flight data. StreamCaster radios were selected for their proven performance at extended ranges and their ability to reliably maintain a data link in harsh environments. These factors are essential for ALTI’s unmanned aircraft, which are used to carry out a range of surveillance and security missions.

ALTI has previously used StreamCaster radios for demonstration and development platforms. The radios, which feature a sophisticated eigen beamforming technique, will provide a high level of performance and reliability at extended ranges for ALTI’s largest aircraft and its data link.

Jaco Horn, Development Manager at ALTI, commented: “After extensive testing, Silvus radios excelled at greater ranges than all other radios that we tested. Silvus’ performance, coupled with the hardware quality and functionality of the radios, is a critical addition to our platform and brings tremendous value to our customers.”

Duran De Villiers, Director of ALTI, added: “As a leading VTOL unmanned aircraft manufacturer, we are constantly improving the quality of our platforms.”

Jimi Henderson, Vice President of Sales for Silvus, said: “We strive to provide a single-radio solution for the toughest unmanned systems communications scenarios. ALTI is a leader in the unmanned space, and we are proud to be selected as the primary radio for their aircraft, delivering unrivaled performance and unmatched range.”

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
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