The Hawk Owl aerostat can be used in any situation where localised persistent aerial surveillance and monitoring is required. The Hawk Owl aerostat provides a stable platform for a range of sensors that can be operated at altitudes of up to 1000 ft in wind speeds of up to 50 knots.
The Hawk Owl surveillance system is designed to provide a cost effective, fit for purpose, high endurance surveillance system that can be deployed to enhance oil recovery operations or support incident management. The Hawk Owl system is highly flexible and can be easily configured to meet budget and operational requirements, up to six Optical or Infra Red sensor packages can be fitted to the aerostat. The system is highly portable and can be shipped as hold baggage to the incident site, or if required, can be provided as a permanent installation into response assets.
The Hawk Owl can be configured to meet individual operational requirements. Up to six sensor packages can be installed as desired including optical; Infra Red (IR); gas-monitoring and particulate-monitors. Cameras are quick and simple to install using patch mounts.
Data from each sensor is transmitted to the ground-station via a wireless hub and transmitter located on the fin of the aerostat. The wireless transmission range of the system is up to 800m (2600ft).
The surveillance systems can be operated for up to 12 hours from a single rechargeable high-capacity Li-ion battery.
The Hawk Owl base station is packaged in a rugged Peli-Case and can be powered via battery or 240v mains supply. It is equipped with a 12 inch touch sensitive screen to view images. Image pan, tilt & digital zoom are controlled by touch screen input.
Captured data can can be viewed from the internal hard-drive, or exported externally via, HDMI, USB or Ethernet connectivity.
Images from the Hawk Owl can be multi-casted permitting multiple base stations to receive and independently view and capture any images or data they choose.