Silent Falcon™ Heavy Payload (SFHP)
The SFHP is ideally suited for long duration environmental and geologic surveys for mining and oil and gas exploration, and other natural resource exploration and measurement missions. Performing these surveys requires ultra-long endurance, and the ability to carry relatively heavy specialized sensors and payloads. The SFHP has been designed specifically for these types of missions and applications.
The Silent Falcon™ HP uses the basic Silent Falcon long wing airframe modified to carry a larger and heavier payload. Airframe modifications include a slightly larger “fatter” fuselage and twin, aft electric motors for propulsion. These modifications allow the SFHP to carry a much heavier payload, and to provide the electrical power via the high surface area long wing TFPV solar panels to power the payload.
These types of surveys and missions typically require a payload with LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), magnetometers, a super high definition DSLR camera, and a large capacity data storage device. LIDAR is an optical remote sensing technology that can measure the distance to, or other properties of, targets by illuminating the target with laser light and analyzing the backscattered light.
SFHP Payload Components
DSLR camera in the nose, LIDAR unit (cylindrical component) in the center of the fuselage, the data storage hard drive forward of the LIDAR unit, and magnetometers in the wings.
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