Stark Aerospace, as part of a rapid research and development effort sponsored by the Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), offers the HoverLite tactical tethered hovering aerial ISR system. HoverLite provides exceptional asymmetric observation and surveillance capabilities supporting military, homeland security and civilian missions for pop-up surveillance, border patrol, crowd monitoring, and emergency rapid response missions.
Rising to a height of 165 ft. in ~ 15 seconds, HoverLite is secured by a tether providing power and bi-directional signals to and from the aerial platform and its sensor(s). HoverLite can be operated on the move and broadcasts ISR products to users on the network or local with no signature. The platform is capable of carrying any payload of up to 13.2 lbs. HoverLite is suitable for a wide range of small platforms including pick-up trucks, ATVs, UGVs/USVs (unmanned ground /surface vehicles), boats, communication vehicles, etc.
• Maximum hover height: 165ft
• Deployment time: 15 seconds
• Wind Limit: 25 Kts ~ 28.8 MPH
• T-STAMP-ER electro-optical stabilized gimbal payload:
o Stabilization at the nadir by 3-gimbal system
o GPS aided IMU on LOS provides target geo-location
o Day Channel
Continuous optical zoom (X20)
Horizontal Field of View: 2o to 40o
o Thermal Camera
FPA 640x512 pixels, 15µ pitch
Horizontal Field of View: 3o to 22o
Continuous optical zoom
o Laser Pointer