Sparks, Md. - Brimrose, a photonics and high-technology company, is launching an exciting new capability as the company has unveiled a series of reconfigurable, multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for potential tactical, surveillance and emergency applications.
With the advent of HERO (Heli Engagement Reconnaissance Observatory)
, Brimrose has the potential to collect a wide variety of data from the air using sensing and other data-gathering equipment.
“A core mission of Brimrose has been to help our clients better identify and characterize the environment and elements around them through our advanced acousto-optic technology and other products,” said President and CEO Dr. Ronald Rosemeier. “By introducing controlled flight, HERO provides us with an entirely new dimension to use this sensing and data-gathering equipment extremely effectively.”
The HERO series—which already has undergone preliminary testing--includes a variety of power, weight and multi-blade options, and provides real-time, 360 degree view capability that includes both CCD Color Video and Infrared (IR) Night Vision. The series also offers auto return-to-home base and point-to-point GPS navigation. The drone offers up to 30 minutes of flight time and up to 13 pounds (5.9 kg) of custom payload.
Some potential applications include active and passive target monitoring, crop monitoring, search and rescue, crowd control/monitoring, flood/fire disaster monitoring, and environmental monitoring.
Brimrose is a world technology leader in the area of acousto-optic components, NIR instrumentation, and advanced materials for space applications serving the U.S. government and worldwide commercial industry since 1979. For additional information, call 410-472-7070 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org