ALTUS PRODUCTS & PROCESSES

To provide a world-class Aerial Intelligence system we needed the ultimate drones – so we built them.

Reconnaissance


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Altus UAS
& Drones

Analyze & Report


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Our Processing
Software

Our Design Process


Have you heard the analogy – consumers don’t actually want to buy a drill; what we’re really after is the hole in the wall or the screw in the shelving. Likewise, we didn’t want a drone per say; what we required was a reconnaissance system to collect rich and accurate data, in a timely and cost effective manner for surveying, civil construction and agricultural sites – our UAS platform proved equally capable for Insurance Asset Inspection and Insurance Assessment.

So our solution process was unique – we designed from the final outputs backwards – first defining stringent rich data objectives that would mean the accuracy of information provide to our clients would be unparalleled by competitors.

Altus’ Reverse Design Process




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By designing backwards, with an uncompromising objective of Optimal Mapping Data, we’ve engineered our own aerial intelligence systems delivering an unparalleled degree of accuracy and reliability*

Products
Folding
propellers
4
All up
weight
9 LBS | 4kg
Flight time
with payload
15 min
To unpack
and deploy
90 sec

Swift

The Swift is our lightweight survey and inspection platform. It folds away into a small package, and is easily transported in a backpack or small case. When ready for deployment it can be unfolded in seconds and launched immediately. The Swift can also mount the patented Altus emergency parachute system.

“Our reverse design process meant that we emphatically wouldn’t accept current drone design constraints”

SHAUN MITCHELL, CEO
Products
Stagger
propellers
8
All up
weight
26 lbs | 12kg
Mission
Coverage
200+ ACRES
Max
Wind Speed
35 mph (16m/s)

LRX

LRX stands for "Long Range Extreme Weather and combines our trademark toughness and high wind tolerance with extended flight duration, and wide area coverage on survey and mapping missions.

With normal sensor payload fitted the LRX can cover over 200 acres and handle itself comfortably in winds exceeding 30 knots.

“The ORC4 drone is at the heart of our revolutionary UAS system; offering endurance, long flight time and heavy payload capabilities. ”

Products
Triple
redundant
Autopilot
All up
weight
54 LBS | 25kg
Flight time
with payload
150 min+
Emergency
system
Parachute

ORC4

The Altus helicopter employs a multifuel system that provides incredible performance, with huge payload potential and endurance. What is unique about the Altus helicopter is the triple autopilot system which gives it the same docile flight characteristics of the Altus multirotor platforms. It runs from the same GCS and mission planning system to perform the same range of survey and inspection roles as the other systems. With its increased payload capacity the helicopter can carry inspection, photogrammetric survey and LiDAR payloads all at once.

“Equipped with 3 GPS receivers, our triple Auto Pilot systems offer true redundancy in the air from a majority-rules voting system for uninterrupted control.”

Products

UAS Integrated Cloud Processing

Automated Collect & Analysis of Aerial Survey Data

  • Fixed price per month
  • Easy upload portal
  • Photogrammetry at highest accuracy
  • Ground Control Integration
  • Full range of spatial products
  • LiDAR option
  • Data quality assured


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What is the difference between a Drone a UAV and a UAS?

The number of terms being used interchangeably to describe unmanned aircraft often leads to confusion. Drones and UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are considered to be rather synonymous references. Drone is the most common term used by general public, usually referring to a UAV. Some may argue that a UAV is more advanced than a drone which is usually associated with a non-commercial application.

UAS or Unmanned Aerial System in our books, refers to the overall system for reconnaissance, ground control, auto-piloting systems, payloads and on-board sensors. It’s usually reserved for more advanced unmanned aircraft and high-end commercial systems.

While we’re not precious over what we call our “drones”, Altus’ aircraft certainly fall under the UAS definition!