Innovative sky mast for communication and surveillance

Ideal solution for constant operation for prolonged time

Easy to deploy, operate and relocate in case of need

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)

Communication capabilities extension, radio signal repetition or signal source detection

Monitoring of objects and persons, target tracking

AirMast - Tethered Drone System

AirMast consists of ground module with intelligent winch system and a drone with lightweight 100 meter tether, consisting of cables for power and data transmission. Powered from ground by any type of power generator, the drone can stay in the air for extended period of time with no reliance on drone-batteries. AirMast is operated with UgCS’s ground-based command control software run on a durable tablet.

AirMast system can provide significant support for most of search and rescue, environment protection, telecommunication and video surveillance activities.

The Mast System AirMast consists of:

  • ground module with an automatic winch
  • 100m tether cable consisting of lightweight cables for power and data transmission
  • on-board module
  • drone and its payload according to situation
  • a tablet with easy-to-use ground control system.

Wide choice of Payloads

AirMast is capable of carrying payload of up to 1,5kg, for example: video camera, thermal camera or radio repeater and other. The payload can be adjusted to requirements of application field.  According to the payload the system can be used by private business or governmental organization, ranging from perimeter control, event management, communication and cellular applications for strategic facilities, oil & gas pipelines and rigs, traffic control, emergency response, firefighting, mines, forests and national parks, disaster areas and mass events.

Choices of Payloads:

  • DJI Zenmuse Z3 (EO camera with optical zoom)*
  • DJI Zenmuse XT (IR camera)*
  • DJI Zenmuze X5 (advanced EO camera with fixed lens)*
  • DJI Zenmuse X3 (basic EO camera with fixed lens)*
  • Rajant DX-1 mesh node
  • Professional or custom payloads according to Clients requirements

Easy to Use

Compared to some conventional mast and tower systems, AirMast is easy and quickly deployable mean to bring up sensors in the sky, not requiring operators specific technical knowledge, it can be deployed by a single person in less than 5 minutes.

Usability of the AirMast system is optimized around the user - the system is operated by custom software that can run on a tablet or laptop and has easy-to-use interface: buttons for taking off and landing, controlling the height of the drone and a few more to control the camera. The simplicity and elegance of the interface gives more screen space to be used for monitoring the map, seeing which part of the map is seen by the camera as well as watching live video feed from the drone. Easy to deploy, operate and relocate in case of need.

AirMast - Mobile Sky Mast System

SPH Engineering currently is developing mobile version of the AirMast. This will enable AirMast being used on a moving platform such as a truck or a ship. While retaining all of the before mentioned functionality, this will give the freedom of movement, opening opportunities to use the sky mast system non-stop.