Small UAS. Sky Ranger

The Aeryon SkyRanger , of Aeryon Labs Inc.,  introduces a new airframe and integrated system design to the Aeryon sUAS platform, based on thousands of hours of flight time and an impressive track record of successful customer exercises and missions around the world. Designed to military and government specifications, SkyRanger™ extends industry-leading performance and system capabilities.

Unlike fixed-wing systems, the Aeryon SkyRanger™ is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) sUAS — ideal for providing continuous eyes-on-target for situational awareness, operations in confined environments, and low-risk launch and retrieval without peripheral equipment.  SkyRanger™ is ideally suited for both land and maritime military applications.

SkyRanger™ Key Features

Intuitive interface and autonomous capabilities – no joysticks required
  • Point-and-click touchscreen navigation and camera control
  • Dynamic flight plans including Follow-Me™ protection and AutoGrid™ mapping modes
Rugged, reliable and capable – dependable in extreme environments
  • Up to 50-minutes endurance with payload, continuous operation model
  • Highwindtolerance
    • 40 mph (65 kph) sustained,
    • 55 mph (90 kph) gusts
Advanced optics and networking – smart imagery and seamless integration
  • Stabilized, simultaneously-streaming dual EO/IR high resolution cameras
  • EO: 1080p30 HD H.264 video, 15MP still images
  • IR: 640×480 H.264 video and still images, white-hot and black-hot modes
  • Low-latency all-digital network – 256bit AES encrypted streaming video to multiple devices, embedded geotags and metadata
 Pre-assembled backpack deployment – airborne in seconds
  • Folding design protects payload & includes battery for powered standby
  • Payload, battery, arms, and legs are easily replaced in the field without tools

Integrated Payloads and Solutions

Imaging and custom payloads work in tandem with the Aeryon sUAS platform to ensure reliable and repeatable collection of high quality imagery and data. Integrated solutions include visual and geo-referenced image processing software.

Imaging Payloads

Integrated Solutions

Custom Payloads

Aeryon small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) participate in Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) program performance and scenario trials as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Borders and Maritime Security Division mandate to provide federal and local officials with a knowledge and information base in order to make informed decisions about adopting sUAS technology as a tool for aerial monitoring, situational awareness and evidence collection.WATERLOO, Ontario (June 26, 2013)  Aeryon Labs Inc. recently participated in the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) program trials at the Oklahoma Test Center-Unmanned Systems test complex near Lawton, OK. The objective of the RAPS program, conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Borders and Maritime Security Division (BMD), is to evaluate a select number of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) using key performance measurements in a variety of simulated, but true-to-life public safety operational scenarios. Eleven in all, these scenarios included fire and emergency response, law enforcement, search and rescue, and border security operations. The results, including the system’s capability to operate safely even when communication is lost between the aircraft and the ground controller, will be made available to government and public safety agencies who are considering sUAS as a tool for performing daily public safety functions.

“The scenario trials in the RAPS project are invaluable”, said Dr. John Appleby, DHS Program Manager. “Law enforcement and first responder agencies don’t necessarily have the time or resources to research and perform their own evaluations of technology. They will now have access to the results of all the tests performed by each sUAS and know what to expect with each system in the field – assembly, take-off, landing and overall performance. They can then make their decisions based on ‘DHS qualified’ data.”

Both the Aeryon Scout™ and Aeryon SkyRanger™ participated in the trials. There were a number of performance parameters that were evaluated during each test flight, including flight time, ground speed, distance from base station, landing accuracy, as well as deployment and recovery methods.

“For us to participate in third-party trials like the RAPS program is extremely important.” said Dave Kroetsch, Aeryon’s President, “Operating the Scout and SkyRanger successfully in multiple true-to-life scenarios in one location reinforces the successes of our customers – and validates our design approach and focus on ease-of-use, reliability, and flight performance. By having these reports readily available to public safety agencies they can make informed decisions about adopting systems that will work best in their specific applications.”

Kroetsch continued, “We are very pleased with the performance of our systems during the RAPS trials and look forward to seeing the final report. This was also a great opportunity to showcase the recently announced Aeryon SkyRanger.”

Aeryon SkyRanger™ performance tests included:

  • 42 minute flight time with 3 minute battery margin remaining
  • Beyond 3 mi (5 km) range with streaming 720p HD video
  • Groundspeed tests beyond 30 mph (50 kph)
  • Ascent/descent rates > 10 ft/sec (3 m/sec)

3 thoughts on “Small UAS. Sky Ranger

  1. Right now they can’t even operationalize tiny hlhdnead UAVs that are basically one step up from toys.And now they dream of something like this. Just do another ‘partnership’ like PAK-FA and get the IAF a version of the BAE Taranis, Dassault Neuron, MiG SKAT or X-47B.


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