Easy Aerial launches Albatross autonomous surveillance system

Dec. 14, 2020
Featuring a 320-ft data-over-power (DOP) enhanced tether, the company’s newest drone-in-a-box solution offers unlimited flight time with advanced data security and the ability to carry up to three payloads simultaneously.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., - Easy Aerial announced the launch of the Albatross drone. The newest addition to the company’s expanding portfolio of tethered Smart Aerial Monitoring Systems (SAMS-T), the Albatross offers users a robust and highly flexible autonomous drone solution with unlimited flight time.

Boasting a large 8.5lb payload capacity, the Albatross is ideal for extremely long overwatch or surveillance flights carrying multiple payloads in harsh weather conditions.

The Albatross is uniquely designed with three hardpoints. Each side hardpoint has a carrying capacity of up to 4lb, with the bottom hardpoint able to carry payloads of up to 8lb. Side payload stations feature standard mounting as well as Picatinny rails (also known as MIL-STD-1913 rails and NATO STANAG 4694 military standard rail interface system) that support a wide range of payloads such as floodlights, communications relays, loudspeakers, and a range of cyber-related and other commercial and military electronic systems. The bottom hardpoint is designed for gimbaled cameras or large ISR payloads such as radars and communication jammers. Adding to its versatility, the Albatross offers over 20 EO/IR cameras, including the WIRIS Security and FLIR Duo Pro R cameras.

The drone also features multiple redundancies. For example, thanks to its numerous backup systems, the Albatross can continue to fly even in the event that one motor fails.

Furthermore, the system's data over power tether system enables unlimited flight time while also transmitting HD video and telemetry through the connected power line (data-over-power technology). This avoids the need for radio transmission and allows for cyber-secure data transmissions. 

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