TETHER POWERED DRONES – THE LASTING FLIGHT
Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are a technological solution for numerous surveillance issues, steadily gaining momentum. While already a dominant tool for surveillance in defence and agriculture, drones are making their way into semi-urban and rural thresholds to serve prevalent issues in the sectors. A major concern, however, remains the durability of function owing to limited battery size allowed by UAV payload – a problem that ISPAGRO effectively addresses through tether powered drones.
Tether powered drones are an advanced version of UAVs accompanied by physical tethers such as flexible wires or cables that resolve the energy concern of drones. The tether is connected to a power station on the ground, allowing the drone unlimited flight time for short-term surveillance services. While most wireless drones have a flight time of about 20 minutes, tethered drones can stay on task for an unlimited time as long as the power supply on ground is intact.
The power station is recommended to be accompanied by cow site towers or The Cell on Wheels, which provide cellular network for better coverage of long lasting surveillance subjects. These stations are extremely helpful where existing network stations are insufficient, and in case the existing base system is damaged or there is a natural disaster. This tower equipment can be installed and utilized anywhere as they are portable vehicles incorporated with cellular antenna and radio transceiver devices. They facilitate tethered drones for flight, as well as offer better clarity to obtain live feed in challenging terrains.
The tether attached to the drone is made of light weighing conductors that also control the wind drag and enable the drone a greater height. The wired system also makes these drones much easier to extract and retract. Thanks to the restricted flying area, these drones need not be incorporated with GPS trackers either.
Tethered drones constitute greater payload ability with EO/IR/RGB imaging systems with 30x zoom camera, radio transceivers and boosters. These drones can be utilized for patrolling through vehicles for defence purposes, traffic monitoring and event coverage among other functions. This variant of UAVs wins on the primary feature of unlimited flight time, which considerably expands its scope of functions. For business operators, tethered drones offer economic viability through all hitherto mentioned features including maximized flight time and payload.
Tethered drones are safer to use as well, owing to assurance against crashes occurring from human error. The wired system allows even moderately trained operators to easily manoeuvre these drones. They can be employed for agricultural surveillance to defence and event coverage with equal impact. The enhanced performance of tethered drones combined with longevity and uncompromised visual results make them an excellent area for investment.