IMPOSSIBLE AREOSPACE US-1 Performance Aircraft
The US-1 is a rugged, long duration performance aircraft. It represents a complete departure from drone designs of the past by leveraging an airframe that has battery cells integrated into the structure. This patent pending design increases power, reduces weight, and provides stable long duration flight. The aircraft will fly for over 70 minutes carrying a FLIR DUO PRO multi-sensor camera system.
The US-1 is designed, engineered and assembled in our Santa Clara California factory. The system provides secure flight data, and our engineering team can support specific program requirements.
The aircraft is designed to endure the harsh service found in first responder missions, and it’s well suited for industrial and commercial applications that demand long duration flight.
The aircraft is certified to carry both the FLIR DUO PRO R and WIRIS 30x zoom cameras, and will lift payloads weighing up to 6.2 lbs.
It features a 1-year or 250-hour tip-to-tip warranty, and support is provided by our Santa Clara based applications team.
BUILT FOR THE DEMANDING FIRST RESPONDER MISSION
US-1 Performance Highlights
70+ Minute flight times with standard payload
External Dimensions 26” x 26”
Weight 18.5 lbs. Shipping Case 30” x 30” x 18”
Max Air Speed: 45mph
Max wind resistance: 25 mph, Wind Gusts: Up to 30mph
Fold-able Shock Absorbing Landing Gear
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Real time 4GLTE health monitoring
Full 1 Year tip-to-tip warranty
Engineered and assembled in USA
IMPOSSIBLE AEROSPACE GROUND STATION
GROUND CONTROL STATION Specifications
Professional grade, carbon fiber design
Direct access to key functions
10.5” Samsung Galaxy S5E Tablet display
Super AMOLED daylight screen
Strap or tripod mount
HDMI output for distributed video
No controller enforced geofencing restrictions
Multiple autonomous mission modes
Auto take off and land
The ground station is designed for precision control and comfortable direct access to vital controls, including return-to-home and camera controls. There’s no need to click through menus that block your view of the camera. The control inputs provide unique tactile feedback and they are intuitive and easy to learn. The control station can be mounted on a tripod or a conventional strap for extended flight comfort.
A circular search pattern can be useful for establishing a perimeter around the last known location of a suspect.
The user defined pattern search can ensure full coverage of complex areas.
Multiple way points can be dropped and a unique altitude can be set for each one. The altitude is shown in the box on the lower left of the screen.
The corridor search feature is useful alleyways and other narrow areas. You can bend any portion of the search area and adjust the width.
Tactile, direct access functions:
- Return to Launch
- Position vs Altitude Mode
- Camera Pan
- Camera Tilt
- Camera Function (Thermal/Visible) Camera Zoom
- Camera Palette
Multiple programmable autonomous features:
- Go to scene and orbit
- Search and rescue patterns
- User definable search area
FLIR Duo Pro R
Best Application: Short to Medium Range
The FLIR DUO PRO R 640 x 512 thermal with 25° FOV lens and 4k visible payload is a good choice for most medium to short range applications. The visible camera offers digital zoom only, but it’s lighter than optical zoom cameras so you get the best flight duration the US-1 has to offer. For those needing the extra range performance of an optical zoom camera, we recommend the WIRIS system.
WIRIS LONG RANGE
Best Application: Medium to Long Range
For missions that require maximum zoom capability, we recommend the WIRIS Security UAV camera system. This payload offers a Sony 30x optical zoom camera with excellent low light performance. The thermal camera has 800 x 600 resolution with a 21.2° horizontal field of view, providing the best resolution available in a UAV ready package. The thermal sensitivity and resulting image quality is better than the DUO PRO R 640 x 512.
ACTUAL 65-MINUTE HEAVY PAYLOAD FLIGHT TIME
The US-1 has been thoroughly tested with both the FLIR DUO PRO R and the WIRIS Security 30X optical camera systems. We have documented flights with the FLIR in excess of 75 minutes in good conditions. The WIRIS payload is much heavier than the FLIR, and we have documented flights beyond 65 minutes in good conditions.
DOWNLOAD: US-1 DATA SHEET
A detailed overview of the US-1 aerospace system specifications for presentations or printing.
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We can help you get your program started, supply you with additional technical information, and we are happy to visit and demonstrate the US-1.