Product Description

The ALPHA 800 is a reliable professional-grade helicopter UAV platform that can complete missions in fully-autonomous, manual or a combination of both autonomous and manual modes. Among its many important features, the ALPHA 800 can take off and land autonomously. Weighing less than 14kg, the ALPHA 800 is not affected by many UAV flight regulations that restrict the use of UAVs heavier than 25kg.

The ALPHA 800 provides important operational advantages and is able to perform missions similar to those done by manned helicopters. With lower maintenance requirements and lower overall costs, the Alpha 800 is an affordable and reliable professional-grade UAV with more than 15 different payloads already integrated and ready to fly.







Key features:

  • 2.5 hours endurance 
  • 3 Kg of payload capacity
  • Up to 30 Km range 
  • On-board alternator/generator  
  • Redundant power supply
  • High variety of payloads available 
  • Fits within the 55 lbs (25kg) regulation
  • All electronics on board are IP64 or higher rated.

 

ALPHA 800 UAS combines three important aspects of any rotary wing UAV of this type:

  •  Vertical take-off and landing; hovering.
  •  Long endurance due to its gasoline powered engine.
  •  Considerable payload capacity, enabling the use of high quality EO / IR cameras and other sensors.

 

A variety of payloads are available to maximize the likelihood of mission success:

  • Day vision 
  • Low light vision  
  • Night vision or IR
  • Lidar payload
  • Multispectral 

 

The AFCU used in the ALPHA 800 UAS is capable of controlling the platform over a wide range of flight control tasks:

  • Auto take-off
  • Auto Flight plan execution (waypoints)
  • Fly-to
  • Hover
  • Auto Return-To-Base (RTB) in case of communication failure
  • Auto landing
  • Manual override
  • Camera (payload) stabilization, pointing and control
  • Onboard 3D Digital Elevation Model (DEM) for accurate flight control and camera pointing

 

Designed for the effiency, built to last! 

Designed and built for the most demanding applications the ALPHA 800 UAS complies with the most strict aeronautic design requirements. 

Each component of the helicopter has been designed and assembled using 2D and 3D CAD tools. The airframe is built using aeronautical grade aluminum and carbon fiber. 

The engine is a small, efficient and robust 2 stroke engine. It is the most reliable option available today. 

Industrial grade belt transmission system drives the power from the engine to the rotors and to the on-board alternator, ensuring low maintenance and high reliability.

Protected electronics systems

The electrical systems of the ALPHA 800 UAS are individually isolated from the vibrations and comply with IP64 as minimum rating.  The main wiring uses MIL-SPEC connectors and is protected against abrasion, vibration and corrosion.

Redundancy and safety

The alternator provides redundancy to the system and in the unlikely event of generator failure, the backup battery will ensure safe landing. Payload and servos power supply ports are protected by resettable fuses and ensure that the rest of the systems will continue working in the event of a subsystem failure.

Interconnected systems

The camera, autopilot and the engine monitor are interconneted to each other and provide the operator with all relevant information on one screen. CHT, Fuel quantity, Flight plan, Telemetry, Payload information and Video are all viewable on a consolidated dashboard in real-time.

A reliable autopilot for a dependable UAV

The Autonomous Flight Control Unit of the ALPHA 800 UAS is the VECTOR autopilot from UAV Navigation. The VECTOR has been used to convert manned aircrafts into unmanned and its technology has more than 50K accumulated hours of flight. This powerful autopilot has been custom-fitted with the ALPHA 800 and is integrated with the right sensors including high precision GPS antenna, proximity sensor as weight on wheels (WOW) or rpms sensor, to deliver the most accurate navigation.

Easy to fly and maintain

With every ALPHA 800 UAS a full set of documentation is provided with every sale and includes: Pilot Operating Handbook, Platform Logbook, Pre-flight Checklists and Maintenance Manual. These materials have been written following the aeronautic standards and ensure that all tasks are perfomed easily.

Power Plant

 

Launch & Recovery

 

Two stroke gasoline engine

 

Vertical take-off & landing (VTOL)

 

Displacement

32 cc

Payloads

 

Maximum output

2.4 kW

EO/IR, gyrostabilized, geo-referenced

 

Maximum torque

2.0 N-m

LIDAR, infrared or multispectral

 

Dimensions

 

Radio relay, Laser Altimeter, Transponder

 

Length

1.7 m

Structure Material

 

Height

0.6 m

Carbon fiber

 

Rotor diameter

1.8 m

Complete System Transport Case

 

Performance

 

Dimensions

1.80 m x 0.7 m x 0.9 m

Cruise speed

55 km/h

Optional weatherized/ruggedized

 

Endurance

2.5 hrs*

 

 

Ceiling

3.000 m

 

 

Weight

 

 

 

Max. take-off weight

14 kg

 

 

Max. payload

 

3 kg

 

 

 

*Typical endurance with 12.5 Kg of TOW (1.5 KG payload) , ISA and sea-level
 Maximum endurance at cruise speed 2 hours 50 minutes.
 Maximum endurance 100% hover: 2 hours.
 Typical endurance (50% cruise  speed, 50% hover): 2 hours 30 minutes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

UAV VISION CM100

Low weight compact double sensor with superior x30 zoom

  • Day light sensor: DISC120R
  • Night vision sensors: QUARK or TAU FLIR series
  • Optional Laser Pointer
  • Very Light weightO, less than 1Kg
  • IP 63 Rating
  • 950 grams

 

CONTROP D/U-STAMP

Simple, compact and battle proven

  • Day light sensor 1: CCD x10 Continuous optical Zoom
  • Day light sensor 2: CMOS-HD x20 Continuous optical Zoom
  • Night vision sensor: 8-12 μm Uncooled IR FOV: 11º-32º
  • 3 Axis mechanical stabilization
  • Extremely low power consumption
  • 800 grams

 

CONTROP M-STAMP

The big brother of the D-STAMP equipped with both day and night vision sensors

  • Day light sensor: CCD x10 Continuous optical Zoom
  • Night vision sensor 1: Uncooled IR FOV: 11º-32º
  • Night vision sensor 2: Uncooled IR FOV: 11.5º-40º
  • Optional Laser Pointer
  • 3 Axis mechanical stabilization
  • 1.4 kg

 

DST OTUS-U135

Swedish made, with hundreds of flight hours and dual sensor option

  • Single or dual sensor configuration in the same form factor
  • Night vision sensors: Uncooled Infrared IR x 4 Continuous Optical Zoom
  • Optional Laser Pointer
  • IP 40 Rating and IP44 on demand
  • Optional automatic video tracking
  • 1.4 kg

 

FLIR SC655

The preferred option for agricultural or wildlife research

  • 640 × 480 LWIR resolution with 17 micron pixels
  • Full frame 16-bit data at up to 50 fps
  • FPA windowing for high-speed 200 Hz imaging
  • Easy integration with GenICam and GigE Vision protocols
  • Multiple Optics available
  • 780 g

 

VARIOCAM HD

The highest resolution in IR

  • Multiple detector configurations:​ 2.048 x 1.536, 1.280 x 960, 1.024 x 768, 640 x 480
  • Recording and storage of IR frames rates with up to 240 Hz
  • SDHC Card storage 
  • GigE- and process interface
  • IP54
  • 1.5 kg

 

TETRACAM

Multispectral option fully configurable

  • Cameras: 4, 6, or 12
  • Bands: User-Selectable
  • Lens: 9.6 mm fixed
  • Sensor: Rolling Shutter or Global Snap
  • Image Size: 1280 x 1024
  • Standard Storage: 16 GB

 

SCOUT LIDAR 

The lightest and most powerful LIDAR for unmanned vehicles 

  • Laser Power: Class 1 (Eye Safe)
  • Absolute Accuracy: 55 mm RMSE @ 50 m Range
  • Min. Range: 1.0m
  • Max. Range: 120m
  • Max. Ranging Error: 30mm
  • Range Resolution: 2mm
  • Scan Rate: 300k shots/s, up to 600k points/s
  • Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Operating Temperature: -10º/60ºC
  • Ingress Protection: IP67
  • Recommended Scanning Height (AGL): 20-40m

 

Altimeter

  • Up to 50 meters range
  • 1 cm resolution
  • +/- 0.03m precision
  • Plug and play, light weight and robust
  • Fully compatible with stabilized gimbal payloads

 

Transponder

  • XP Family from Sagetech
  • Fully compatible with other payloads like stabilized gimbals or laser altimeter
  • Fully configurable from the autopilot configuration tool

 

RADIO RELAY 

The same technology used on the PCM data link is now used to provide radio relay capabilities. The radio relay is fully compatible with gimbal camera payloads. 

 

The complete system is based on the ALPHA 800 UAV Airframe and includes all systems and subsystems to carry out the most typical UAV missions. Delivered in rugged cases and with maintenance and operator´s manuals, users will be able to operate whenever and wherever they wish.

The ALPHA 800 reduced dimensions enable transport of the complete system in a small van and its fast deployment ensures assistance where required.

The Complete System includes:

  • 1 x ALPHA 800 with selected payload

  • 1 x Ground Control Station (GCASE+GTRACK)

  • 1 x Spare parts package

  • 1 x Training program

Key Features: 

  • Two+ hours endurance

  • 15-30 Km Range

  • Encrypted data link for both video and telemetry

  • IR/EO stabilized payload

  • Auto take-off and landing

Smart Features:

  • Geo referenced camera

  • GCS Follow navigation

  • Camera guided mode

  • Able to fly for a limited period of time in a GPS denied environment

  • Several pilot – induced errors protection features 

  • Ability to integrate the system with other IP-based network platforms

 

Training program:

Our training program takes place in Madrid and ensures that all new ALPHA 800 operators learn how to operate and maintain the ALPHA 800 platform. 

The schedule of the training program is as follows: 

  • System introduction
  • Autopilot and Ground Control Station overview & modes
  • Mission planning & simulation
  • Internal & external operator roles
  • Real missions exercises
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Final exam

At the end of the training the operators will receive a certificate issued by Alpha Unmanned Systems. 

 

Civil

  • Fire assesment. 
  • Environmental inspection.
  • Search and rescue.
  • Border patrol.
  • Day/night traffic surveillance.
  • Agricultural and maritime. 
  • Reconnaissance.
  • Surveillance and inspection.
  • Commercial applications. 

 

Military/Public Services

  • Intelligence gathering.
  • Surveillance and reconnaissance.
  • Target acquisition.
  • Communication Relay. 
  • Combat in rural and urban areas.
  • Public safety missions. 
  • "Over the hill" surveillance.