Skylane is a VTOL UAS that has been designed from the ground up for long-endurance and BVLOS operations. The versatile drone platform can be equipped with a variety of advanced sensors and payloads for long-range missions such as inspection, surveillance and mapping. It can also be used as a cargo delivery solution, and is currently being trialled as part of a rapid transport network in the UK Channel Islands.
Skylane is powered by our state-of-the-art AIRLink unit, incorporating a powerful AI mission computer, drone autopilot, and 5G connectivity. AIRLink enables real-time telemetry and streaming of video feeds, and enables custom software to be deployed. The onboard AI software provides a range of cutting-edge capabilities including autonomy, detection and tracking, image enhancement and real-time situational awareness.
The system also includes a suite of cloud capabilities, including 3D mission planning with interactive waypoints, as well as detailed flight management and analytics with log storage.
The SkyLane platform is electrically-powered, and is available in 2500 and 3500 mm wingspan variants.
|Dimensions (wingspan x length)||2500x1260 mm||3500x1880 mm|
|MTOW||15 kg||35 kg|
|Payload Capacity (ex. battery)||1.2 kg||7 kg|
|Flight Endurance||3.5 hrs||5.5 hrs|
|Max Cruising Speed||26 m/s||28 m/s|
|Stall Speed||15.5 m/s||19 m/s|
|Max Altitude||4800 m||3000 m|
|Flight Range||300 km||500 km|
|Wind Resistance||Up to 13.8m/s Fixed wing Mode||Up to 7.9m/s VTOL Mode|
|Operating Temperature||-20 to +45C||-20 to +45C|
|Carrying Case||1300mm x 530mm x 470mm||1670mm x 540mm x 590mm|
Funded by UK Research and Innovation (Innovate UK) Future Flight Challenge Phase III program and brings an integrated airspace solution to Channel Islands aiming to establish rapid transportation network with drones between Guernsey and Jersey.
Sky-Drones technology provides cloud-based software for mission planning, flight controller with AI mission computer onboard of the VTOL drone and real time connectivity via 5G and satcom for BVLOS flight operations.
The project is conducted in collaboration with consortium partners - Volant Autonomy, Dronecloud, Cambridge Sensoriis, Drone Defence, ANGOKA, TEKTowr, Digital Jersey, Ports of Jersey, Skyports Drone Services.