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A highly capable fixed wing UAS with excellent payload and range capabilities, available in either IC or electric variants. The system includes a fully autonomous Flight Control System with intuitive touch screen control and is highly adaptable to a range of sensor payloads. The system is available as a product, ready for operations in theatre or as a service for flight test operations.

  • Recovery by skid landing
  • Option for networked communications
  • EQ / IR imagery transmission to ground control / networked receivers
  • Remote operation by surveillance operators
  • Fully automated on-board flight control in response to 'Point-of-interest' commands from operator
  • 3-4 hours endurance [dependant on operational profile] with continuous range of estimation
  • Secure communications and command links
  • 'Allowable' flight zone set by operator
  • Compliance to CAP722 in regulated airspace
  • Simple fully automated launch and operation
  • Built in test functions
  • Manual trigger pull for enhanced safety
  • Compact and portable launcher
  • Small footprint to launch CASSIUS
  • High quality EO and IR cameras
  • Minimal UAS operator training requirements
  • 3 hours flight endurance (dependent on operational profile) with continuous range estimation, including 2 hours endurance on station
  • Secure communications and data links
  • Flight zone indicators set by operator
  • Fully automated on-board flight control in response to ‘Point-of-Interest’ commands from the operator
  • Three modes of automated operation

Ground Control Station

  • Compact ruggedised easily deployable GCS (Ground Control System)
  • BITE (Built-In Test Equipment) messaging to operator to confirm readiness status
  • Intuitive mission planning with 3D waypoint following and surveillance orbit patterns
  • Touch screen display (mouse option) for mission planning and control
  • Imagery display options
  • Recovery by skid landing

CASSIUS Highly Automated Flight Control

  • Deskilled operation
  • No hands-on piloting required
  • Flying the sensor, not the aircraft
  • Sensor based navigation
  • High level mission commands
  • Intuitive touch screen mission planning
  • Real time tracking and mapping
  • Optional user intervention and in flight re-command
  • Configurable failsafe modes for link loss / GPS loss

Image Based Navigations

  • Integrated image display
  • Repeat displays
  • Simple touch screen operation
  • Finger point at "object of interest" to control the camera function
  • Simple manual tracking of moving targets
  • Options for operational modes to suit mission objectives

No ITAR Restrictions

  • A two-axis gimbal solution for day and night operations
  • The weatherproof (dust and water tight) design, suitable for many applications - air, land, sea
  • Proven safe and robust technology, being certified for a number of manned aircraft
  • No calibration required

Sensor - HD Daylight Camera with Zoom Lens

  • Model: FCB-H11
  • Effective Picture Elements: Approx 2.0 Megapixels
  • Field of View (deg): 5° (Wide) - 40 ° (Tele)
  • Zoom Range: 10x Optical Zoom (5.1 - 51 mm); F1.8 - F2.1
  • Uncooled IR Sensor Digital Zoom
  • Resolution: options or 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Jenny Kavanagh

Jenny Kavanagh

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  • Cassius


    22nd September 2014   |   2.63 MB

    An automated system for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
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