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The InstantEye advantage
Rapid, intuitive deployment
The vehicle weighs less than one pound and can go from a stowed configuration to airborne in under 30 seconds to provide rapid situational awareness and tactical sensor operation for 30 minutes. No piloting skills are required.
Hand launch/recover by a single person in any weather in day/night conditions, in winds up to 30mph, or from a moving ground or maritime position.
InstantEye is small, light, packable, and tough. When using the field case, an InstantEye aircraft, Ground Control Station (GCS), payloads, and several batteries can be easily stowed in the outer pouch of a standard rucksack or clipped on externally. The system has been designed for dismounted squad-based deployment which provides unparalleled versatility by any sUAS in its class.
The complete InstantEye system
The aircraft uses 100% custom control algorithms derived from Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) biomimetic research of hawk moths in turbulent winds and collisions. InstantEye offers stability, position hold, and responsiveness unlike any other sUAS despite its low mass, small size, and low cost.
Despite its light weight and small size, InstantEye can carry payloads up to 300 grams with the 4 Ah battery or 450 g with the 2Ah battery. Payloads clip onto the “hip” mount and plug into the rear payload port for power and control. The vehicle automatically detects the payloads and provides GCS menus and control. PSI will work with you to integrate and control specialized payloads or just attach your payload and fly.
Ground control station
The InstantEye Ground Control Station (GCS) was designed in close cooperation with military and law enforcement personnel. The intuitive flight controls, daylight readable transreflective screen, waterproof and robust housing, simplified user interface, and near-instant boot-up time enable tactical operation with minimal training. Video can be recorded using the on-board SD DVR and exported in real time for rebroadcast or post-processing.
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