Alpha 800

UAV

Helicopter

The ALPHA 800 is a reliable professional-grade helicopter UAV platform that flies in fully-autonomous, manual or a combination of both autonomous and manual modes. Weighing less than 14kg, the ALPHA 800 is not affected by regulations that severly limit the use of UAVs heavier than 25kg.

The ALPHA 800 is able to perform missions similar to those done by manned helicopters. With lower maintenance requirements and lower overall costs, the Alpha 800 is an affordable and reliable professional-grade UAV with more than 15 different payloads already integrated and ready to fly.

Key features

2.5 hours endurance

3 Kg of payload capacity

Up to 30 Km range

On-board alternator/generator

Redundant power supply

High variety of payloads available and integrated

All electronics on board are IP64 or higher rated

ALPHA 800 UAS combines three important aspects of rotary wing UAVs:

Vertical take-off/landing and hovering.

Long endurance due to its gasoline powered engine.

Considerable payload capacity, enabling the use of high quality EO / IR cameras and other sensors.

The AFCU controls the platform over a wide range of flight control tasks:

Auto take-off and landing

Auto Flight plan execution (waypoints)

Hover and Fly-to

Auto Return-To-Base (RTB) in case of communication failure

Manual override

Camera (payload) stabilization, pointing and control

Onboard 3D Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for accurate flight control and camera

A variety of payloads are available and are already integrated:

Day vision

Low light vision

Night vision or IR

Lidar payload

Multispectral

Designed for the effiency, built to last!

Designed and built for the most demanding applications, the ALPHA 800 UAS complies with the most strict aeronautic design requirements.

Each component of the helicopter has been designed and assembled using 2D and 3D CAD tools. The airframe is built using aeronautical grade aluminum and carbon fiber.

The engine is a small, efficient and robust 2 stroke engine. It is the most reliable option available today.

Industrial grade belt transmission system drives the power from the engine to the rotors and to the on-board alternator, ensuring low maintenance and high reliability.

Protected electronics systems

The electrical systems of the ALPHA 800 UAS are individually isolated from vibrations and comply with IP64 as minimum rating. The main wiring uses MIL-SPEC connectors and is protected against abrasion, vibration and corrosion.

Redundancy and safety

The alternator provides redundancy to the system and in the unlikely event of generator failure, the backup battery will ensure safe landing. Payload and servos power supply ports are protected by resettable fuses and ensure that the rest of the systems will continue working in the event of a subsystem failure.

Interconnected systems

The camera, autopilot and the engine monitor are interconnected to each other and provide the operator with all important information on one screen. CHT, Fuel quantity, Flight plan, Telemetry, Payload information and Video are all viewable on a consolidated dashboard in real-time.

A reliable autopilot for a dependable UAV

The Autonomous Flight Control Unit of the ALPHA 800 UAS is the VECTOR autopilot from UAV Navigation. The VECTOR has been used to convert manned aircrafts into unmanned and its technology has more than 50K accumulated hours of flight. This powerful autopilot has been custom-fitted with the ALPHA 800 and is integrated with the right sensors including high precision GPS antenna, proximity sensor as weight on wheels (WOW) or rpms sensor, to deliver the most accurate navigation.

Easy to fly and maintain

Every ALPHA 800 UAS is delivered with a full set of documentation. This includes: Pilot Operating Handbook, Platform Logbook, Pre-flight Checklists and a Maintenance Manual. All materials have been written following the aeronautic standards to ensure that all tasks are performed easily.

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