Deploying UAVs Within Industry
ISS Aerospace operates in numerous sectors. Our combined knowledge and experience covers a wealth of operational challenges and scenarios. As with all we do, we both manufacture and operate the unmanned aerial systems that we design. We have deployed our UAV services across a wide range of industries and sectors in the past including energy, environment, defence, surveying, mapping and surveillance and law enforcement. Each industry brings its own unique set of challenges, as a result we have developed new airframes, alternative fuel sources and bespoke payloads and sensors including several world-firsts.
Extended Range UAVs
Deploying UAVs for industry brings a whole new set of challenges. Traditional battery-powered UAVs have short flight times and slow recharging capabilities, and remote locations make it impractical to transport large quantities of spare batteries. At ISS Aerospace we have worked with our partners Intelligent Energy to develop a UAV that uses a hydrogen fuel cell to deliver flight times that are four or five times longer as well as fast refueling times. This means that less time is wasted between passes and the overall cost of surveys, inspections and missions decreases.