The AIS SkyView Aerostat System is an ideal persistent airborne surveillance system. Its flexibility in deployment and scalability ensures that it can meet a wide variety of mission requirements.

The SkyView Aerostat System is modular in nature and allows users to configure the system to meet their specific requirements. The modularity also allows components to be interchanged between most communication systems, reducing the Total Cost of Ownership of the system. The system allows secure transmission to multiple video terminals within a range of 10km.

The SkyView Aerostat system is designed to be a tactical first response system. The system can be deployed within 30 minutes and provides immediate access to high-quality aerial photos and live video for superior situational awareness and resource coordination

  • Balloon specifications
  • ASV 100HD Payload
  • ASV 200 Payload
  • Custom Payloads
  • Downloads

SkyView 200 Balloon Specifications

Balloon14 foot Dual Layer Helium Balloon
Tether100 m Powered Tether
It consists of interwoven strands of a proprietary material and has a 3000 lb/sqin break point. It provides power to the Payload and also relays the images and videos
WinchThe system is launched and recovered by means of a battery powered electric winch cum guide
Safety DeviceThe Balloon is equipped with a GPS and barometric safety device, which initiates a controlled deflation in case the balloon breaks free from the tether.
Lift Gas*The Sky View Aerostat uses Helium to generate lift. The quantity of Helium required depends on the size of the balloon.

*Please note Aurora does not supply Helium with the Balloon. If required, we can provide a list of Helium suppliers.

Gyro stabilized turret allows the operator to zoom into man-sized objects/scene at distances of the order of a kilometre without any motion disturbance. The video is High Definition, enabling surveillance and tracking of traffic and human movements. The system is ideal for sporting events, documentaries, etc. requiring live/recorded broadcast quality aerial view.

Gimbal Specifications

  • Rotation limits: continuous pan, +23° / -203° tilt
  • 200°/sec slew rate
  • 0.05° pointing resolution

Camera Specifications

  • Sensor resolution 2 Mega Pixels (HD)
  • Optical Zoom 9.1x (Field of View 36.5° to 4°)
  • Digital Zoom 12x

Gyro stabilized turret augmented with a Vision Processing System allows the operator to zoom into objects/scene (with possible detection and identification) at distances of the order of a kilometre without any motion disturbance.

Gimbal Specifications

  • Rotation limits: continuous pan, +23° / -203° tilt
  • 200°/sec slew rate
  • 0.05° pointing resolution

Camera Specifications

  1. Daylight Electro-optical Camera

    • Resolution: 380K pixels (NTSC)
    • Optical Zoom: 20.8x
    • Field of View: 52° to 2.5°
  2. IR Camera

    • Resolution: 324 x 256 pixels
    • Field of View: 20° (35mm lens)
    • Digital Zoom: 2 x
    • Live view and playback mode simultaneously available at GCS

AIS offers products and services to meet specific requirements to deploy custom payloads on aerostats. The balloon is sized according to the custom payload weight, application and additional requirements such as altitude, power and communication.

AIS has delivered customized products for maritime awareness, communication intelligence and comm relays.

Downloads

  • SkyView Brochure (pdf) – 3.70 MB download