The DAC tethered drone is one of the most unique tethered platforms in our product arsenal. The concept of the system is built on the strength of our years of developing tethered solutions for our aerostat products and combining that with the advantages of rotor copters. The end result is a robust capability that is designed to be utilized in almost all weather environments and controlled with the push of a button. The ETAP is designed to take off, hover and land via remote control all while being connected by a unique tether technology where all data, controls and endurance are built into the tether. The same components and systems that our military customers rely on from our launcher systems are incorporated into the self contained ETAP system in order to produce a unique heavier than air, tethered product offering.
The ETAP is designed to take off from the launcher and hover to an operational altitude of up to 1,000 feet. The tethered system is designed to then follow the vehicle that is towing the self contained launcher which is mounted on a standard milspec trailer.
The ETAP is designed to be able to autonomously detect when to follow the tether or simply hover when the vehicle is parked. With the push of a button, the system is designed to be able to land and be placed back in the launcher for reuse all within FAA guidelines while combining extended durations of up to 18 hrs.