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Situational Awareness System

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Autonomous, unrestricted aerial situational awareness.

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS SYSTEM BROCHURE

Overview

Live stream and document mission-critical aerial views of the scene with total operational freedom. The Pierce Situational Awareness System by Fotokite tethers to and integrates with the fire apparatus – so there’s no room for FAA restrictions*, no need for a piloting license or certificate of authorization, and no battery life limitations to work around.

With fully autonomous flight, this system does not take away valuable team resources to pilot during an operation and can be taught to any member of a team within a day of training. Control wirelessly inside/outside the truck via tablet or PC. A single button-push rapidly deploys the unit while a backup battery and controlled descent features protect the system from ground power interruptions. Leverage the video stream for thermal surveillance, live transmission to in-transit responders, scene documentation, and critical training.

*Requires adherence to FAA facility maps; not to be flown above non-participating persons; operated within visual sight of operator; and operated in a manner that does not interfere with and gives way to any other aircraft.

Specifications

Design

Body Material

Carbon fiber & advanced composites

Dimensions & Weight

Flight Unit: 19.5" x 14" x 4", 2.7 lb

Flight Unit & Ground Station: 20" x 14" x 9", 19.8 lb

FAA Compliant

No piloting necessary; fully autonomous launching, flight, & landing

Flight Control

Fotokite Autopilot with no GPS dependency

LTE Modem Option

Stream live video remotely for mutual aid & remote collaboration

Packaging/Installation

Vehicle installation and standalone rugged case package configurations available

Propellers
(6) 8.3", foldable & field replaceable
Propulsion
(6) Fotokite 3350 Propulsion System
Security

Secure video streaming & control link to the ground station via tether cable

Servicing

Over-the-air firmware upgrades with auto flight log & service documentation

Tether

Reinforced load rated ultra-thin cable

Warranty

1-yr / 200 flight hrs

Performance

Camera

Thermal stream resolution of 320x256/30fps with 5x EO digital zoom at 720p/30fps

Flight Time

24 hours continuous (as long as truck is running or plugged into shore power)

Log Storage

24 hr capacity, optional single button-push upload to cloud account at the station

Power Source
110 - 230, 50-60 Hz VAC or 12 VDC configurations
Range

Max height of 150’ from base station

Streaming

Ethernet + WPA2 encrypted WiFi access point for live video streaming

Weather Rating

-14°F to 104°F, IP55, ready to operate in rain, snow, & wind

Software

Pierce Tethered Drone - Software
Fotokite Live Software
  • Launch, control, record, and land with a single push of a button.
  • Autopilot system. No human piloting necessary.
  • One-button height control and swipe-to-center camera view control.
  • Dual simultaneous video streams.
  • WPA2 Encrypted Wi-Fi access point for live video streaming.
  • 24 hours of video and flight log storage capacity.

Fotokite Edge Software
Collaborate on-site with other response team members with real time video stream access, annotation, and sharing capabilities.