ISS Aerospace is a leading developer of state-of-the-art electric and hydrogen-powered drones and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for industrial and defense applications. Our versatile systems are capable of full autonomy and have been deployed around the world for a diverse range of missions, including mapping, surveying, inspection and surveillance.
Custom UAV Manufacturing & In-house Production
In order to ensure maximum quality, we perform a wide range of product lifecycle operations in-house, including testing, integration, end-to-end assembly, and manufacture of all structural components.
In addition to our standard commercial off-the-shelf systems, we also provide bespoke manufacturing, rapid prototyping and R&D services. Thanks to our state-of-the-art facilities, we can develop high-quality aerospace-grade solutions to suit your unique requirements, including customized platforms as well as payloads and add-ons for our Sensus UAS.
We place a strong focus on research and development, in order to remain at the forefront of the UAV industry. ISS Aerospace maintains close collaborative relationships with leading academic institutions and research organizations, in order to develop new technologies and to explore new applications for UAS.
We have provided off-the-shelf and custom hydrogen drone solutions for a variety of leading clients in civilian and defense market sectors, including BAE Systems, Airbus Defence & Space, Dstl and Total.
Hydrogen Powered Drones
Hydrogen fuel cell technology for drones
Our autonomous UAV platforms can be equipped with hydrogen fuel cells, and we have partnered with Intelligent Energy to create long-endurance drones that can stay in the air for up to 2 hours.
Our hydrogen-powered drones provide a number of advantages for industrial applications:
- Extended Range & Flight Time – with up to 120 minutes of endurance, our drone platforms can cover a wider area and gather more data in a single flight.
- BVLOS-Ready – enhanced endurance allows missions to go beyond visual line of sight.
- Fast Refuelling – hydrogen fuel canisters can be refilled in a fraction of the time it takes batteries to recharge.
- Low Maintenance – the lightweight and robust hydrogen canisters require little maintenance, making them ideal for deployment in austere environments.
- Low Environmental Footprint – hydrogen fuel cells produce zero harmful emissions, and are quiet with low heat output.
Custom payload integration
Integrating payloads and sensors for customized UAV platforms
We are UAV payload integration experts, and our modular UAVs are capable of carrying a diverse range of payloads and sensors. Our versatile platforms can be equipped to suit your unique mission requirements, with capabilities including:
- LiDAR scanners for surveying and modelling
- Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for subterranean measurements
- Imaging sensors for photogrammetry and mapping
- Radiation and chemical detectors for routine monitoring and disaster zones
- Magnetometers for oil and gas, geographical surveys and archaeology
- Infrared thermal imagers for inspection, building thermography and fault detection
Contact us to discuss your requirements with our UAV payload integration experts.
Our VTOL Drone Platforms
Sensus L is a highly adaptable multi-mission drone platform with a modular design and a unique universal payload interface. The aircraft features a 3D-printed carbon fibre-reinforced nylon hull that has been designed and manufactured completely in-house. The platform can be powered by either traditional Li-Po batteries, or a 2400W hydrogen fuel cell system that includes an integrated regulator and hydrogen cylinder.
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With the ability to carry up to 3 large payloads with a total weight of 25 kg, Sensus L is ideal for complex multi-sensor missions requiring real-time data fusion and delivery. Our flagship configuration of Sensus L is equipped with a LiDAR scanner, ground-penetrating radar, and thermal and multispectral imaging sensors.
More information: Sensus L Modular Drone
Sensus M VTOL Multirotor UAV
Multi-mission drone with autonomous capabilities
Sensus M is a versatile VTOL multirotor UAV designed for a wide range of tasks in the energy, environmental and defense sectors, including logistics, surveillance and surveying. It is available in standard or coaxial variants, and can be powered by either traditional Li-Po batteries, or an 800W hydrogen fuel cell system.
The aircraft can be equipped with a variety of payloads and sensors for different data-capturing mission requirements. The modular drone design allows payload and battery configurations to be interchanged between the top and bottom payload rails, without interfering with power and data feeds.
Sensus M is equipped with a host of navigation and safety features, including the Here 3 RTK GNSS receiver and a 180m laser altimeter. It is also compatible with Elistair’s SAFE-T2 drone tether system for long-endurance and persistent operations.
More information: Sensus M Multirotor VTOL UAV