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"Tethered" Aerostat

Surveillance and Remote sensing blimps

Details

For several decades now Aero Drum Ltd is a supplier of tethered Aerostats to various clients and partners worldwide. We are specialized in design and production of carrier only – Aerostat, stabilization sail, main line (with or without internal power cable), Aluminum base for your remote sensing equipment in the stable point between the Aerostat and main line, and rest related to the Aerostat system itself.

Our Aerostat Surveillance Systems are used for:

  • - Intelligence Gathering
  • - Reconnaissance
  • - Research
  • - Force Protection
  • - Border⁄Port Security
  • - Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) Communication Relays
  • - Situational Awareness
  • - Rapid Acquisition
  • - Disaster Response
  • - Incident Awareness & Assessment
  • - Monitoring Air Quality & Atmospheric Conditions
  • - Critical Infrastructure Security
  • - Various Atmospheric measurements
  • - Wild life count
  • - Wild life monitoring and filming,… and many more applications

Structural integrity and genuine design solutions

The envelope of our Aerostats is made out of High quality Polyurethane (TPU) film imported for UK or USA. Three thicknesses are mainly used – 100, 125 and 150 microns. Double or even triple welding technology process is guarantying that the helium permeability is 0.5% maximum daily regardless to the volume. So we care about your helium or hydrogen expenses.

RC safety valve (several sizes depending on Aerostat volume) that is set in every envelope is a security that will keep your expensive equipment. Our safety valves can be RC operated or integrated in your own onboard systems.

Main line is polyester starting at 4 mm up to 10 mm depending on the Aerostat volume. We have also the main line with power wires integrated in the core of the line. This is important feature for prolonged autonomy (days). The main line is Polyester (waterproof) Dyneema or Dacron quality depending on Aerostat volume.

Specification per Aerostat System (regardless to payload capacity)

  • - Ellipsoid shaped envelope
  • - 100, 125 or 150 microns Polyurethane film
  • - All attachments set on the envelope
  • - Double welding technology
  • - Helium permeability 0.5% per day on total volume per day – guarantied
  • - Stabilization sail SwissTulle Polyester mesh
  • - Safety valve set on top of the envelope
  • - Scoprega filling valve
  • - Auto leveling System of the Aerostat on winds
  • - Aluminum base for your equipment in the stable point between the balloon and main line
  • - Main line Polyester for 4 to 10 mm
  • - Rest Balloon related accessories

Compliant to FAA and EASA Safety regulations for Blimps and Drones. Totally un-harmful for the user, other people and environment.

Aerostat System Price

  • - 2 kg payload Aerostat System - 4. 770 Euro or 5.536 USD*
  • - 5 kg payload Aerostat System - 8.680 Euro or 10.075 USD*
  • - 10 kg payload Aerostat System - 18.670 Euro or 21.670 USD*
  • - Over 10 kg ask for a quote at rczeppelin@protonmail.com
2 kg 5 kg 10 kg Over 10 kg
Elipsoid size 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.8 m 4.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 m 5 x 5 x 3.7 m Custom design
Recomended Maximal wind velocity ** 25 km⁄h + 35 km⁄h + 45 km⁄h + Custom design
Volume m3 18 m3 37 m3 48 m3 Custom design
Stabilization system Auto Stabilization ©® Auto Stabilization ©® Auto Stabilization ©® Custom design
Safety valve diameter 45 mm 45 mm 60 mm Custom design
Envelope film TPU UK 125 µ TPU UK 125 µ TPU UK 150 µ
Main line*** 5 mm Polyester 6 mm Polyester 8 mm Polyester
Main line length 200 m 200 m 300 m
Assembly Tech. Double welding Double welding Triple welding
Equipment base 8 mm Aluminium 10 mm Aluminium 15 mm Aluminium
Price 4.770 Euro ⁄ 5.536 USD 8.680 Euro ⁄ 10.075 USD 18.670 Euro ⁄ 21.670 USD
  • *Exact USD value on purchase day/date
  • **Our Aerostats can stand higher winds than stated above as they are structurally robust and double checked during production. This limit is advisable for prolonged use of the Aerostat
  • ***Main line diameter without internal power wires
  • Note: Prior to any order we strongly recommend that we talk on Skype or other to understand what are your particular needs and expectations from the Aerostat System.

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