UAV and Aero Photo / Video Communication for low data rates
Sending photos and video from airborne platforms beyond the range of a local radio link can be a challenge. Specifically, from drones, where weight is an issue and small satcom antennas are needed.
AnsuR has developed optimal solutions for UAV satcom, like the Inmarsat SB-UAV service and the Cobham AVIATOR UAV200. RAIDO is also applicable to other airborne platforms, like helicopters.
RAIDO UAV combines the capabilities of ASIGN and ASMIRA to provide real-time streaming and rapid photo / video clip communication, also via SatCom, for drones (like LALE, MALE) for ‘Beyond Line of Sight’ visual communication.
RAIDO software is optimized to communicate over satellite and radio links, enabling HD images through data rates as low as 100 kbps. RAIDO and SatCom extend the operational range of UAVs beyond local radio links.
In addition to enabling low rate high definition images, RAIDO UAV can also contribute to significantly lower operational cost thanks to bandwidth optimization protocols.
OPTIMIZING BANDWIDTH USE BY PUTTING CONTROL IN YOUR HANDS
Sometimes you need precision, sometimes motion, or just to have a low rate monitor. Different situations pose different needs and challenges.
The concept of RAIDO is that the receiver side controls what content is needed and how it is sent, like the bitrate, resolution and framerate of the transmitted photos and videos. The full-resolution data is at the same time saved within the drone, so full-precision data can be accessed if needed. Regions of interest can then be pulled remotely by the receiver in higher quality if so desired.
RAIDO significantly reduces the amount of bandwidth needed to communicate key information, essentially focusing bandwidth on the operationally relevant information, while retaining optimal situational awareness at a lower cost.
Operations Beyond the Horizon
SatCom provides unlimited communication range and allows using the full use of UAV capabilities
RAIDO Visual Communication
RAIDO Provides optimized mission-critical tactical and operational visual information from the UAV
At any time, control the data use and tune image details like resolution, framerate, bitrate and quality to actual needs. Control use of satcom resources
RAIDO Software is offered either as a subscription or a one-time cost. Pricing is a function of:
- One-time costs
- Engineering support for integrating solution with UAV
- Optional installation of servers
- Recurring costs *
- Subscription fees for RAIDO UAV software
* One-time purchase can also be offered
RAIDO is the software recommendation for Cobham´s AVIATOR UAV 200 satellite terminal, the smallest capable UAV satellite terminal on the market, weighing only 1.45kg. It operates over the Inmarsat SB-UAV service.
Cobham´s AVIATOR UAV 200 satellite terminal, combined with AnsuR´s RAIDO UAV software, give both small and large tactical UAVs an unlimited communication range. With RAIDO, it is possible to cost-effectively stream HD-like video at around 100 kbps.
AnsuR is a reseller for the Cobham UAV200, with probably the longest experience in working with this product.
For further information see http://uav200.com, or contact us!