TiaLinx, Inc., a developer of remotely controlled mini-unmanned aerial and ground vehicles integrated with ultra-wideband miniaturized radars, has launched its “quad coaxial mini-copter system,” the Phoenix50-H.
The lightweight and agile mini-copter has been integrated with TiaLinx’s fine beam ultra-wideband (UWB), multi-Gigahertz radio frequency (RF) sensor array, which is so sensitive it not only detects movement, but it can also detect the breathing of a hiding person, TiaLinx says in a written statement.
Through a software-controlled interface that is integrated into a laptop or joystick controller unit, the Phoenix50-H can be remotely guided from extended distances to perform mission-critical tasks. Innovations in mechanical design of the system allow for smooth landing and take-off from sloped roofs, a feature that allows for enhanced situational awareness or rescue operations at hard-to-access locations.
The ultra-lightweight RF Scanner is mounted on a lightweight mini-copter and transmits wideband signals that are highly directional and can penetrate roofs at an extended range. In the receiver, a signal detector circuit is employed to capture the reflections from targets. Amplitude and delay information are then processed in an integrated signal processor.
“Combined operations of Phoenix50-H and its sister product Cougar20-H enable scans of a multi-story building from air and land remotely,” said Fred Mohamadi, Founder and CEO of TiaLinx. “TiaLinx is constantly miniaturizing and upscaling its UWB RF imaging core competence to enable extended standoff sensing of a premise for enhanced situational awareness without jeopardizing the operator,” he said.