unmanned aerial system

A robust unmanned aerial vehicle, ISS Aerospace produced the Sensus M UAS as a VTOL multirotor and designed it for a broad range of tasks.

The Sensus primarily targets the energy, environment, and defence sectors as it is a capable logistics, surveillance, and survey platform. ISS Aerospace designed the Sensus capable of taking a range of different payload options for different data capture operations and built from the ground up to be modular, allowing for payload and battery configurations to be interchanged between the top and bottom payload rails whilst still having access to power and data feeds. The Sensus features no less than 12 independent access hatches which can be tailored for different avionics combinations and mounting of in/out components and sensors.

Designed, manufactured, and built in house at ISS Aerospace. The core hull comprises of 3D printed Nylon with chopped carbon fibre strands. Other key components are further reinforced with either continuous carbon fibre, fibreglass, or Kevlar using our Markforged Mark Two printers. We also machine all our own carbon fibre sheet materials. Structures are held together with a combination of aerospace grade Tappex inserts and K-Nut anchor and floating anchor nuts, whilst any fixings are made with marine grade stainless steel or aerospace grade Aluminium/Titanium.

hydrogen or lithium polymer power sources

Featuring two options available for its power source the Sensus can run on traditional Lithium Polymer batteries but has also been designed for use with the Intelligent Energy 800W Hydrogen fuel cells, and is available from ISS Aerospace in this configuration with integrated fuel cell or regulator, and Hydrogen cylinder.

Depending on which options and payload you choose the flight time can be extended up to a total of 90 minutes.

The propulsion and payload options can be varied with multiple subsets depending on the power source, Lithium Polymer or Hydrogen. Our battery version of Sensus can take up to a 6kg payload. Whilst the Hydrogen version can take 1.5-2kg depending on chosen option.

Available Payloads
Technical Specification

Onboard Nvidia
and Intel Processing


Laser Avoidance Sensor

200m Laser Altimeter

Mode S ADS-B

Ballistic Parachute
Recovery System

Universal Payload Interface 


Maximum Take-Off Weight

Maximum Payload

Flight Duration

Maximum Flight Altitude

Maximum Flight Range

Maximum Speed

Operating Temperatures

730mm x 730mm x 400mm


Up to 11kg

Up to 90mins

3,500m (11,400ft)

Up to 40km

Up to 25m/s

-19ºc to +55ºc

The  SENSUS range of UAS feature extensive onboard processing capabilities. Combining the power of the Nvidia Orin NX Ai board and Intel NUC I7 data processing unit, it allows for an unprecedented real time autonomous navigation and data analysis capability. ISS has integrated this capability into the SENSUS ecosystem with performance in mind. As part of the processing infrastructure, extensive cooling features have been added to ensure the system remains operational even in the most extreme conditions. 
Networking between modules and payloads are facilitated via the high speed gigabit onboard network. Combining this system with an IP based datalink, the UAV becomes a flying node on the users network, acting just like any other workstation or terminal. Real time analytics and decision making can then be achieved, or raw data routed to an additional end point.