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Sensus Hydrogen Powered UAV in Operation
Watch the first commercial operations of our Hydrogen fuel cell powered Sensus UAV in partnership with Intelligent Energy. Combined with parts per billion H2S and S02 gas sensors, developed in partnership with Flux Labs. These are the most sensitive UAV mounted sensors currently available.
Sensus Industrial UAV With Extended Flight Time & Range
In September 2019, we premiered our pioneering modular hydrogen fuel cell UAV platform – Sensus at DSEI 2019 at ExCel London.
Sensus is the first of its kind; an off-the-shelf UAV solution capable of flight times of up to 120 minutes when using a 3 litre AMS cylinder. Sensus weighs just 7kg and is available with a wide range of cylinder and payload options, tailored to the needs of each client.
Ryan Kempley, CEO and Founder of ISS Aerospace, explains: “Sensus is a unique proposition, offering a versatile, off-the-shelf platform that can be adapted to meet the requirements of a wide range of surveying applications, in challenging environments across the globe.
We set out to create a sub-7kg UAV that could carry a substantial payload for over an hour – something that could only be achieved by using the latest fuel cell technology. Working together, the Intelligent Energy fuel cell and AMS cylinders enable Sensus to stay in the air for longer and to carry heavier loads, opening up new possibilities across a variety of industries.”
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Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered UAV & UAS
Hydrogen fuel applications for UAS technology offer a range of benefits over its battery powered predecessors.
Hydrogen powered UAVs have an advantage over their battery-powered counterparts when it comes to extending flight times and therefore mission range.
Efficient & Reliable
Hydrogen fuel solutions for UAS offer a safe, clean and efficient source of energy, reduce the demand for materials via reusable cylinders, and are highly reliable in operation.
Hydrogen will not dissipate until used, giving it long storage times and peace of mind that cells left for long periods of time will still perform optimally. Cylinders require little maintenance, and quickly and easily replaced when necessary.
Clean & Quiet Operation
Hydrogen fuelled UAS such as the ISS Aerospace Sensus UAV operate longer than their battery powered counterparts, with continued low noise and heat outputs, as well as producing zero emissions.
Extended Flight Time UAVs
ISS Aerospace specializes in identifying and procuring the right commercial and military-grade, off the shelf components for integration into our systems.
Used alongside our own manufactured parts this gives the right blend of ruggedness and cost-efficiency for any particular mission profile. Our relationship with suppliers and partners means that we can frequently modify a piece of equipment to ensure that the system functions to the clients’ specialized requirements.
The use of our hydrogen fuel cell Unmanned Aerial Systems allows extended flights times, maximising the time available for surveying, mapping and deploying an array of specialist payloads.