Archon offers end-to-end multi-robot solutions that combine a proprietary artificial intelligence module. When using drones, a special landing-docking plugin that turns every drone into a functioning rover.
Lightweight short-range drone
The lightweight short-range (1Km) drone is particularly indicated for video surveillance and inspection of limited areas. Equipped with cameras that allow autonomous flight without human control (but possibility of override), it’s capable of flying and hovering both horizontally and vertically just like an helicopter, then safely dock and recharge thanks to its motorized wheels.
Typical duration of a mission is 15 minutes; recharge time up to 35 minutes. Weight can vary from 300gr to 2kg.
Long-range VTOL system
This long-range hybrid drone can fly up to 40 km of distance. With a weight of 5kg and a 2mt wingspan, it can endure about 20 minutes of flying when used as a copter, and about 60 minutes as a plane. To land, it employs the attachment of special mototized wheels.
Airframe customized material could be carbon fiber, fiberglass or kevlar, weatherproof. The system is recommended for inspection of areas like high voltage substations and pipelines, or long range surveillance/alarm verification.
UAV Docking Recharge Station
The new Archon recharging station allows safe landing and docking of UAVs within few minutes from the landing command. The top shield is automatically lifted to allow drones to dock safely. Completely weatherproof and upgradable with solar panels, it can be mounted on top of buildings or on any flat surfaces.
Customizable to host drones and rovers of different sizes and payload, it allows a recharging time of around 30 minutes, equivalent to standard AC line. If LTE network isn’t available, the station works as a server to connect the drone to the cloud interface.
The Rover, with a weight of 50-60kg, is an all-terrain vehicle perfect for indoor activities like inspection and surveillance of establishments like electrical substations. It’s equipped with autonomous navigation, object tracking algorithms that use cameras and TOF sensors to avoid accidental collisions, advanced line following algorithms.It’s also equipped with SLAM technology for accurate mapping and localization of the vehicle.