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HoverMast Is The Unique High Altitude Spy Machine

Question asked by Abhishek Swain in #Coffee Room on Feb 28, 2012
Abhishek Swain
Abhishek Swain · Feb 28, 2012
Rank C3 - EXPERT
Traditional surveillance systems are acceptable to a greater extent as they are quite portable and consume less portion of the hard disk to record data. But can you ever imagine the need to spy from the sky? Well, in order to tackle such a problem, Sky Sapience has developed a prototype which is a hovering surveillance system hanged on to a small vehicle that can be snooped from the sky.

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The device code named as HoverMast can be deployed from an altitude of around 50 meters in just 10-15 seconds. The vehicle on which the machine sits looks like a SUV with some propellers fitted to it. Basically the machine is powered through cables from the ground and the fuel from the vehicle’s tank is typically used for hovering. As a result the entire hover time totally depends on the fuel of the vehicle.

The HoverMast is equipped with cameras that capture live images both during day time and night time and directs them through the cables to the ground station. The carrier vehicle can carry an additional load of around 6-9 kg which might include sensors, radar, signals intelligence systems or laser designators to identify targets for missiles.

The proposed application of HoverMast is for border security as said by a delegate from Sky Sapience. What more? The HoverMast can withstand wind speeds of up to 25 km/h and perform takeoff or landing in just 10-15 seconds. The prototype is set to be demonstrated in April and we expect the commercial production to commence by the end of this year.

Source: Gizmag Posted in: #Coffee Room

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