TiaLinx, a company that specialises in the manufacture of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) that are remotely controlled, has launched a new software-defined multi-function radar sensor sUAS based on vertical take-off and landing (VTOL).
The new sUAS is named Phoenix50-A and is equipped with capabilities such as motion detection within a compound space, non-line of site landing, multi-Gigahertz radio frequency sensor array and ground scanning for presence of unexploded ordnance. The sUAS can be controlled from a remote location when it is present at long distances from ground or when it is airborne.
The Phoenix50-A can be guided by remote control with the help of a software controlled interface such as laptop or a joystick while undertaking critical missions. The sUAS is equipped with a GPS navigation system and with the help of its low acoustic signature it is capable of landing on any premise, which is within the range of the undetectable radar. The RF sensor senses the premise, which is to be surveyed upon landing and provides enhanced situational awareness. The RF sensor transmits a UWB signal of low power in any desired direction and the signal is capable of going through roofs at extended ranges. The signal detection at the receiver end captures the transmitted reflections form targets. The signal processing unit then performs the necessary processing of the amplitude and delay of the signal. The CEO of TiaLinx added that the Phoenix50-A is capable of surveying the ground for UXOs when controlled remotely.