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  • Carolina Unmanned Vehicles lighter than air communications relay

    sUAS News Sep 14 2010
    The Coast Guard and Border Patrol need overhead EO/IR surveillance of outdoor venues, VIP events, border crossings, seaports, airports, etc. that is both less costly and intrusive than helicopters, while providing around the clock coverage. Law enforcement and emergency response agencies need a low cost, responsive, and mobile equipment for wide area resilient and durable communications after a natural disaster, major accident, or terrorist act that degraded existing communications systems.
  • Unmanned X

    Military Thoughts May 28 2007
    Here is a listing, probably not totally inclusive, but mostly so, of American UAV manfuacturers. [there is one Canadian manufacturer and one joint American/Israeli manufacturer.] This listing is quite long. Contrasts markedly when one considers that there only three U.S. companies remaining to build the conventional military aircraft now in use. Those being Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrup/Grumman.
  • Carolina Unmanned Vehicles receives contract for aerostat system

    Military and Aerospace Electronics Nov 01 2005
    Carolina Unmanned Vehicles in Raleigh N.C., announced a contract for a version of the Helikite Elevated Platform (HEP) with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M. The contract will develop a communications relay version of HEP, called HEP-CR, to carry a Sandia-supplied communications payload and a camera. The system includes a carrier, a 1,050-cubic-foot Helikite blimp, and a stabilized camera. The carrier from Carolina Unmanned Vehicles is a trailer with helium tanks, winch, and launch equipment for the Helikite.
  • Debut Of A New Lightweight Aerostat System To Monitor IEDs

    Space War Jun 26 2006
    Carolina Unmanned Vehicles has successfully debuted their new version of the Lightweight Aerostat System (LAS) at the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) 2006 Symposium & Expo held at Fayetteville, NC from 12 to 14 June 2006.
  • Debut Of A New Lightweight Aerostat System To Monitor IEDs

    Space Daily Jun 26 2006
    Carolina Unmanned Vehicles has successfully debuted their new version of the Lightweight Aerostat System (LAS) at the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) 2006 Symposium & Expo held at Fayetteville, NC from 12 to 14 June 2006.
  • Trade show lets companies seek slice of defense spending pie

    The Fayetteville Observer Aug 10 2010
    Glow-in-the-dark strips on display Tuesday at the Defense and Economic Development Trade Show looked familiar to a group of soldiers who stopped to inspect them.
  • Fifteen N.C. Companies To Present at NCTA's Defense, Security Conference

    WRAL TV Aug 04 2006
    Fifteen companies from around North Carolina will make presentations to a variety of government agencies at the North Carolina Technology Association's Partnership Conference. The event is set for Friday at the Charlotte Research Institute. The Institute is located on the campus of UNC Charlotte. NCTA is matching the companies with defense, homeland security, FBI and intelligence agencies in an attempt to raise the profile of North Carolina's military and security oriented companies.
  • Lighter than air

    The Free Library Jun 01 2007
    Military lighter-than-air drones may well eventuate as derivatives of commercial vehicles, which (sooner or later) will be developed as a less costly alternative to communication satellites. Military and commercial interests are probably both waiting for a free ride, hoping that the other side will bear the main cost of development. At the upper end of the size spectrum, developments in unmanned lighter-than-air vehicles depend on progress in high-strength fabrics, energy storage technologies, lightweight electric motors, thin-film solar arrays and 'paint-on' aerials.
  • SKYHOOK HELIKITES

    Allsopp Helikites Limited
    These are the workhorses of the Helikite aerostat range. Designed to lift considerable payloads to higher altitudes than is possible with any other similar sized aerostats. Skyhook Helikites are classified according to how many cubic metres(cu m) of helium they hold. As a general rule, at standard, temperature and pressure, a Skyhook Helikite aerostat can carry about a kilo of payload for ever two cubic metres of helium capacity. Obviously, the weight of the required length of line must be taken into account. Prices indicated are for standard Skyhook Helikites.