Pulse Aerospace  

Lawrence,  KS 
United States
  • Booth: 808

Pulse Aerospace is leading the charge in ushering a new age of unmanned aircraft systems. The Vapor combines the world’s most advanced autopilot with an FAA-compliant unmanned helicopter. Pulse Aerospace’s Vapor delivers one hour of flight time on a single charge and enhanced flight stability over any other electric UAV helicopter on the market.


 Press Releases

  • Lawrence, KS –Pulse Aerospace, the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platforms in the United States, has announced the launch of its new mission planning software: FlightLine.

    FlightLine increases the efficiency of UAS operations by adding intuitive, automated mission planning tools, worldwide map and DTED data, common and custom sensor configurations, and automated redundant mission fault checking. FlightLine takes a sensor-first focus to the mission planning process to help operators ensure that their jobs will be completed efficiently without compromising data quality.  This means that even custom sensor parameters can be configured and stored for future usage.  FlightLine pairs perfectly with Pulse’s Vapor and Radius Series unmanned helicopters, and their command and control interface. The GCS takes an aircraft-first focus to help ensure our operators conduct safe, reliable, and repeatable missions. This delineation and pairing of FlightLine with the GCS Software provides operators the ability to plan projects in the office and push missions to operators in the field.

    Pulse’s history of delivering efficient aircraft that carry a wide variety of sensors has helped shape the development of FlightLine. According to the Pulse Aerospace CTO, Bill Donovan, “For nearly 14 years, we have been delivering unmanned aircraft systems with a wide range of LiDAR, EO, and IR sensor packages that have been used in a variety of remote sensing applications. This experience has afforded us tremendous insight into the mission planning processes that are needed not only to gather data efficiently, but also to collect the correct data, the right way, the first time.

    Flight line contains several features that allow for a streamlined mission planning processes including automatic map calibration that can be customized to accept user WMS data, automatic flight grid planning based on sensor data, customizable sensors, and the ability to import missions from KML/csv files. Flightline also provides the ability to plan multiple missions within a single project, helping to provide operators with a complete picture of the job they are planning. 

    FlightLine has been in its first release to select customers since February 2018.

    About Pulse Aerospace®

    Pulse Aerospace® is the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology in the United States. Pulse’s HeliSynth technology brings dynamics, control, payload, and endurance capabilities historically limited to high cost military vehicles, to commercially relevant price points and systems. Pulse’s leadership has served military, commercial, university, and non-military government VTOL UAS customers for nearly a decade. Pulse’s technical advantages are recognized in both light and heavy payload applications using traditional helicopter designs that are more scalable than other vehicle configurations.

  • Lawrence, KS –Pulse Aerospace, the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) platforms in the United States, has publicly announced the successful integration of the Silvus Streamcaster 4200. SC4200 is a 2×2 MIMO radio, delivering best-in-class performance and efficiency in a miniature package. It is ideal for use in portable and embedded applications where size, weight, power or cost are key.

    By integrating the Streamcaster 4200 the operational range and effectiveness of the Pulse Aerospace Vapor 55 has been greatly expanded upon. The modular radio allows for high bandwidth data transmission for both C2 as well as payload data transmission. With the Vapor 55 fully integrated with the SC 4200 Pulse Aerospace has been able to demonstrate >20Mbs at distances greater than 10 miles.

    With BVLOS being highly anticipated as one of the next steps for the FAA to fully integrate UAS into the national airspace, effective and proven pairings of UAS and communication links will be a critical step in the approval process. By demonstrating and pairing two leading companies in their respective industry’s Pulse Aerospace and Silvus Technologies are leading the charge in safe and reliable BVLOS UAS operations. 

    About Pulse Aerospace®

    Pulse Aerospace® is the premier developer of helicopter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology in the United States. Pulse’s HeliSynthTM technology brings dynamics, control, payload, and endurance capabilities historically limited to high cost military vehicles, to commercially relevant price points and systems. Pulse’s leadership has served military, commercial, university, and non-military government VTOL UAS customers for nearly a decade. Pulse’s technical advantages are recognized in both light and heavy payload applications using traditional helicopter designs that are more scalable than other vehicle configurations.

    About Silvus Technologies

    In 2004, Silvus was founded with a mission to be at the forefront of bringing the revolutionary benefits of MIMO communication technology to the transmission of high fidelity video, voice and data in harsh conditions. Silvus assembled a team of scientists and engineers to pursue US Government-funded R&D opportunities that address severe multipath, Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) propagation, interference, high mobility and spectrum congestion. Today, Silvus continues to innovate, with an ever-growing lineup of R&D contracts, COTS products, and happy customers. The experience gained through our early research efforts made possible the first generation of StreamCaster radios, and new concepts currently incubating in our R&D labs will pave the way for tomorrow’s product breakthroughs.


 Products

  • Vapor 55
    With Redundant flight controls, military-grade controls built on thousands of plight hours and years of industry experience the Vapor 55 is the most reliable and flexible UAS on the market....

  • ·      Full authority digital flight control system

    ·      Waypoint or joystick guidance

    ·      Automatic takeoff and landing 

    ·      Emergency automatic autorotation (during powertrain failure or battery depletion),

    ·      Automatic RPM setting for various altitudes (currently demonstrated up to 12,000 ft AMSL)

    ·      Automatic sensor fault detection

    ·      Automatic magnetic declination setting

    ·      Precision hover and trajectory tracking

    ·      Automatic engagement of GPS denied fail safe control system,

    ·      Automatic smart return to home (smarter way to return to home waypoint, given obstacles inpath)

    ·      Redundant GPS+Glonass for robust satellite communication

    ·      Wide stance landing gear to mitigate dynamic rollover possibilities

    ·      Ease of use (high level of flight control and tasking automation)

    ·      Data Link:  2.4 Ghz or 900 Mhz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Transceivers (satellite and others available)

    ·      Data Link Range:  15 mi (standard antennas but longer distance available)

    ·      Maximum Ground Speed (limited, but can be adjusted):  33 mph

  • Radius 65
    The Radius 65 is a hybrid Petrol and Electric rotary with the airframe. Capable of up to 5 hours endurance and a useful load of 30lbs. The eRadius 65 has the ability to fly from a tether or heavy fuel....

  • ·      Full authority digital flight control system

    ·      Waypoint or joystick guidance

    ·      Automatic takeoff and landing 

    ·      Emergency automatic autorotation (during powertrain failure or battery depletion),

    ·      Automatic RPM setting for various altitudes (currently demonstrated up to 12,000 ft AMSL)

    ·      Automatic sensor fault detection

    ·      Automatic magnetic declination setting

    ·      Precision hover and trajectory tracking

    ·      Automatic engagement of GPS denied fail safe control system,

    ·      Automatic smart return to home (smarter way to return to home waypoint, given obstacles inpath)

    ·      Redundant GPS+Glonass for robust satellite communication

    ·      Wide stance landing gear to mitigate dynamic rollover possibilities

    ·      Ease of use (high level of flight control and tasking automation)

    ·      Data Link:  2.4 Ghz or 900 Mhz Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Transceivers (satellite and others available)

    ·      Data Link Range:  15 mi (standard antennas but longer distance available)

    ·      Maximum Ground Speed (limited, but can be adjusted):  33 mph