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CUAV Explorian XLT

Explorian’s powertrain is fully IPX rated for full mission capability in harsh conditions and bad weather; befitting a drone developed in the north, XLT can withstand temperatures down to -20°C.

Range and power

Explorian XLT is unique in its payload capacity – maximum takeoff weight is an astounding 20 kg; In extreme cases, loads of up to 5 Kg can be held aloft for extended periods thanks to dual-batteries with individual cell technology.  For even longer missions Explorian can be equipped with a hybrid powertrain – allowing flight times of over 3 hours. Ultimately, we will offer hydrogen-based power cells that have the potential to keep drones in the air almost indefinitely.

 

Your needs, your payload; under your control.

The carrying capacity combines with an open software platform to offer a drone that is almost endlessly extensible. XLT has flown with payloads varying from gas- and radiometric sensors to LIDAR, thermal- and multispectral cameras and ground penetrating radar. To ensure that all sensors work at maximum precision Explorian supplements its own GPS with RTK positioning and L2-GNSS-receivers.

Sensor data is streamed to the pilot via HD video link and/or processed on-board using a powerful mobile computer which can also serve as a secure uplink to your servers via 4G. The whole system is based on ARM9, Linux and open source code ensuring a modular and long-term solution with unimagined flexibility.

Explorian XLT is custom built to your needs; the many and diverse options means that we do not offer a list price – we do a joint mission analysis and build an XLT tailored to your needs.

Unlimited communication possibilities

Since Explorian works with varied and potentially sensitive tasks in highly demanding environments we offer different secure solutions for communication, control and sensor data transfer. All data-links are fully encrypted from point-to-point and utilize the 2.4/5.8 GHz bands for ranges up to 10 km and LTE/4G for unlimited distances. Because of the modular and open source architecture there are numerous ways to forward data-streams and drone control to secondary operators – all encrypted and fully secure.

CUAV Power Cell

In most cases Explorian is powered by dual batteries built by CUAV. Our Power Cell is based on LiNiCoAlO chemistry – the most energy dense technology in the world; the CUAV Power Cell weighs in at 3.6kg but supplies a full 22 000 mAh of power! Compared to regular drone batteries based on LiPo-technology the CUAV battery is a different beast entirely – several individual cells allow for improved load balancing, heat management and impact resistance. Our batteries fly in all conditions, from a freezing -20°C to 40°C – our innovative passive cooling and integrated heating solutions means your drone will always have full power!

Hybrid Operation & Fuel Cells

If extended range is required Explorian can be powered by a hybrid gas-electric system; the primary power source is a 2.4kW generator running on 95 octane gasoline – a system well-suited for colder climates. A battery backup ensures enough time to safely land in case of a main engine shutdown.

Upcoming is the CUAV Fuel Cell – a revolutionary hydrogen power source. Our fuel cell combine the advantages of hydrogen technology – long range and low emissions – with the safety of a catalyst free system. This means stable operation at all temperatures, eliminated explosion risk and no need to replace your catalyzing elements. A fuel cartridge can be changed in a few minutes and provides enough energy for two hours of flight in all weathers and temperatures.

 

 

About

Explorian XLT

Description

Explorian XLT

Explorian’s powertrain is fully IPX rated for full mission capability in harsh conditions and bad weather; befitting a drone developed in the north, XLT can withstand temperatures down to -20°C.

  • CUAV Explorian XLT is an industrial drone with high payload and long operation time.
  • Explorian XLT is the most advanced drone we have ever built - each component is designed without compromise and hand-picked for extreme demands; this means XLT is in a league of its own in terms of flexibility, performance and quality.
  • For LIDAR, Multispectral, Corona, Thermal, Magnometer sensors.
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Rover MT

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.

 

The mission

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.

Software

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.

Communication

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.

 

About

Rover MT

Description

Rover MT

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.

  • Rover MT is built for a mission – to inspect and survey power grid and critical infrastructure in severe weather conditions.
  • 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.
  • Rover is designed to fly long distances in Nordic temperatures, poor weather and strong winds.