Following an integration effort by Threod engineers of its TSAP-6000 autopilot with a Sagetech transponder/ADS-B Out, a UAS test flight was attempted and proved to be an unqualified success. As a result, Threod Systems can now offer this integrated solution as an additional customization option.

Depending on the mission and application, transponder use with larger UAS represents the future of UAS equipage. Thanks to its popularity and increased usage, the UAS sector is experiencing exponential growth. Equipping every airframe will eventually become the rule-of-law in order to maintain airspace safety. By partnering with Sagetech Corporation – an established provider of high power, miniature avionics products, Threod now can offer its customers turnkey surveillance solutions that ensure safe UAS operations in shared airspace.

For flight test, Threod mini EOS UAS was equipped with Sagetech’s state of the art XPG-TR transponder/ADS-B Out, which is sufficiently compact for installation on a small UAV fuselage or even a multirotor (like KX-4 or KX-4 LE). The item is so small and well-designed that other aspects of UAS performance are unaffected. As proven in the pictures below, based on the www.flightradar24.com  live global flight tracker service, Threods’ plane was continuously visible throughout its flight, thanks to its Threod/Sagetech integrated equipage. 

 

flightradar UAV transponder

 

flightradar UAV transponder 5 km

Sagetech Transponder EOS UAV 2

Sagetech Transponder EOS UAV

Recently Threod participated in multiple tenders, one of the projects was the mini EOS UAS production for security services procurement. One of the success factors, that Threod offered to the customer, was fast product modification possibility. Adjustments to the standard model were possible within couple of months and it met very precise technical requirements.

Since the UAVs are going to be used by the security service providers, the prerequisite was that the system should be very compact and fit into the small cases in order to be practical in remote areas and emergency situations. EOS now has shorter wings and thanks to the competences of our engineers the performance capabilities were almost unaffected. 

 

EOS Standard and Modified Wings

EOS UAV short wings

EOS 5 ina row UAV

EOS short wings packed

Yesterday Threod Systems performed a very successful test flight with UAS STREAM and integrated CORDIS ARRAY II communication solution in cooperation with Radionor Communication AS. A Norwegian company that provides data links for unmanned systems. The data links provide long-range broadband connectivity combining high-definition video transfer with sensor control, mission control. The technology is ideal for combining connectivity for all mission-critical functionality for unmanned data links such as bandwidth control, priority for critical data transfer, error-free UDP streaming and latency control. The smart antenna technology has an additional option for high-speed tracking of the UAV with high precision, and can be utilized for satellite independent navigation.

The Radionor CRE2-179-AERO was integrated to STREAM UAS and 15th of September, 2016 Threod performed a 100 km test flight. The result was more than satisfying – Radionor datalink system allows to reach way better results than the relatively short distance covered yesterday.

Threods’ CEO Villiko Nurmoja comments that: “We had high expectations and the solution proved itself, without a doubt, more than positively. In modern, highly competitive market of unmanned systems it is crucial to develop cross-border cooperation and find partners that offer best solutions on the market, and we are pleased that we found Radionor.” By combining exceptional solutions around the globe, Threod aims to create best UAVs with features surpassing the competition.

 

Stream radionor sidelahendus UAV

15.09.2016 STREAM with integrated datalink ready for take-off 

 

radionor pic

Radionor Communication AS tactical broadband data links for tactical operations for manned and unmanned aircrafts, vessels, vehicles and man-carried equipment.

 

 

Stream radionor sidelahendus UAV printscreen

15.09.2016 STREAM flight log (100 km distance covered) 

Threod Systems has developed a new generation powerful light weight gimbal solution for multiple types of UAVs. Currently the DOME gimbal is used with the long endurance, heavy lift multirotor KX-4 LE , as well as tactical level UAS STREAM.

The main advantage of the gimbal is that it has two IR sensors, that allow to zoom in and display high quality images. It has superb destabilization algorithms, features such as video-lock and scene steering and many additional options. The sensor imagery is very stable and clear even with the maximum zoom, in standard configuration 30x for the EO and IR cameras are equipped with 25mm and 60 mm lenses.

The design of most of Threod products is very modular, which makes the new gimbal a universal solution and also add additional capabilities such as laser rangefinder, IR illuminator, Laser target designator, MWIR, LWIR, SWIRsensors depending on specific customer requirements.

Threod’s gimbal family is consistently growing and gaining popularity as separate product that can be purchased and easily integrated to manned, UAV or UGV systems.

For example, the main advantage of the HSG gimbal is its mechanical dual-side design. The gimbal uses direct drive stabilization with sensors on both sides of the stabilizing mechanism. This allows the overall height to be extremely low compared to competitive products on the market and makes it very easy to install custom sensors when the need arises.

There are multiple types of configuration options for the gimbals brought out in the tables below. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our sales department This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Previously head of business development at the unmanned aircraft manufacturing company Threod Systems Mr. Villiko Nurmoja recently took over the CEO position. Mr. Kristjan Tiimus will continue his role as the chief technology officer and the member of the board. Mr. Sten Reimann former CEO of Threod Systems will continue in Ukraine with his newly registered company Legio Group LLC and drive Threod products to the Ukrainian market.

Villiko Nurmoja comments that Sten Reimann has established a very strong foundation during the development stage and chosen an exceptional team of professionals. Company will continue to develop and produce unmanned aircraft systems and sub-systems. The next phase is to broaden cooperation network on the international market and to bring Threod products closer to the end-user.

Threod Systems was established in 2012 as a company specializing in the field of unmanned aircraft system development and production, by today there are five unmanned aerial vehicle platforms and multiple sub systems and support equipment, with the highlight on the optical observation sensors, control stations and autopilot, developed with support of the ministry of defense of Estonia. For instance, among other achievements, Threods’ unmanned aerial vehicles support NATO KFOR operations in Kosovo.

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