Rover – built to make the toughest challenges easy. Rover MT is built for a mission – to inspect and survey power grid and critical infrastructure in severe weather conditions. Rover is airborne and mission capable when you need it the most.
Developed and built in Sweden
Rover is built by CUAV AB in Gothenburg – a fully Swedish-owned enterprise well-accustomed to Nordic operating conditions. Consequently Rover is designed to fly long distances in freezing temperatures, poor weather and strong winds.
Rover is built from the ground up as an inspection and survey drone; the critical design parameters were long flight time, a fully tilt-able sensor and – crucially – completely secure communication links for control and data feeds.
The power source of Rover MT is based on the same technology as the Explorian Power Cell, utilizing individual battery cells in parallel. This enables superior power output and ensures stability and perfect load balancing, which gives Rover its extended range and long battery life. Flight time depends on payload and wind conditions – eg Rover equipped with a full FLIR Duo Pro sensor package boasts a mission time of over 40 minutes.
The sensor of Rover MT is mounted on a 180 degree tilt-able gimbal which enables inspection of objects located directly above the drone. The gimbal is stepless and conveniently controllable by the operator – this makes Rover ideal for inspections of bridges, roofs and other inconvenient objects. The gimbal is fitted with a powerful searchlight for safe operations in poor visual conditions.
FLIR Duo Pro
The standard payload of Rover MT is the FLIR Duo Pro – a dual thermal/optical sensor package. The Duo Pro utilizes FLIR’s proprietary Boson technology – allowing accurate radiometric analysis – mated to a high-quality 4K optical camera. Rover MT allows for picture-in-picture mode and saving of concurrent video streams to dual SD-cards. Duo Pro additionally offers the unique MSX mode where the visual picture is combined with thermal data to enhance details and contrast and radically extend the practical capabilities of aerial thermal imaging.
The sensor package ensures precision with integrated IMU, GPS and baro-/magnetometer for automatic geotagging of images and video – supporting your orthographic and mapping workflows.
Rover MT is based on open and free soft- and firmware which grants our clients unique transparency and flexibility. Rover can be reconfigured to support your particular payload, new mission applications and extensible interfaces for networked coordination and video streaming.
The mission parameters of Rover MT means that it will gather data concerning critical infrastructure and sensitive areas. We have therefore ensured that any material recorded by Rover is encrypted and transmitted exclusively on secure links. No data is cached on cloud services, information is only forwarded to those servers explicitly allowed by our clients.
No Fly zones
Emergency situations means you will need to work in environments that are inhospitable to drone operations – this could mean harsh weather or complicated no-fly-zone regiments blocking the control software. Rover is never locked by software – instead integrating airspace deconflicting protocols and pilot training to ensure safe operations.
Since Rover is meant to fly varying and potentially sensitive missions in demanding conditions we offer an extensive array of communication solutions. We use S and C-band (2.4/5.8 GHz) radio links at ranges up to 10 km; beyond that, integrated LTE/4G links allow for unlimited range with low latency. Rover’s open architecture offers flexible solutions for video- and drone control forwarding to multiple operators using encrypted links.