CAROLINA UNMANNED VEHICLES OFFERS COMPLETE 'TURN-KEY' SYSTEMS THAT ARE HIGHLY MOBILE, REQUIRE LOW MANPOWER, & ARE SUPPORTABLE
Carolina Unmanned Vehicles offers you Lightweight Aerostat Systems [LAS], a generic term for a completely mobile solution for multiple uses.
Persistent large area surveillance
Long Range Post Disaster Communications
Wide Area Broadband Dissemination
Environmental / Atmospheric Research
A version of the LAS, the Small Tactical Multi-Payload Aerostat System [STMPAS] denotes the version focused on military and Homeland Security. It was developed for the US Army to provide intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance capability for small tactical units in Afghanistan and other locations.
Long Range Communications
Covert Electronic Intelligence Collection
Border / Maritime Protection capabilities
Wide Area Positioning, Navigation and Timing [PNT] Solutions
A patented "lifting aerostat" that combines helium and wind lift so even very small sizes operate easily in high wind, allowing for operating and maintenance costs at a fraction of the cost of traditional lighter-than-air designs
Compared to towers, UAS, and aircraft, the Lifting Aerostat System has significant operational advantages for mobile surveillance and communications relay
LONG MISSION DURATION
Long mission duration of days, not hours, is one of the many benefits. The LAS blimp can be flown at a 1,500+ foot altitude to provide coverage 24 hours a day for a week or more without maintenance or downtime.
It covers a far larger area than
tower-based cameras and has reduced blind spots due to obstacles in the field of view
The LAS is carried by a single HMMWV / Pickup trailer and operated by a two-person crew
It can be launched directly from the trailer Carrier and moved while aloft or stowed on the trailer
It requires 1/4 the setup time of a tower-based camera system
Unlike larger, semi-static aerostats, it is readily air transportable, road & off-road mobile, & can be carried on military & commercial ships