Sky Sapience HoverMast: New Type Of Oversight Drones
An appropriately named new project that is called Sky Sapience has been creating a tethered hovercraft that can send into the air its oversight mechanism up to 50 meters high. The poundage of this surveillance drone is 10 kilograms and it is called HoverMast. This advanced multipurpose surveillance machine can carry up to 9 kilograms of various equipment for surveillance and wireless data transfer through wideband communication channels. Sky Sapience, which is located in Israel, will demonstrate its innovative invention at the International Conference of the Association for Unmanned Machine Mechanisms that will be held in Tel Aviv on March 20-22.
UGV and US
The rope of HoverMast acts as its power cord that brings electricity to provide the mechanism and as a wideband wire, transmitting information back down to the main station. It has lightweight, which lets anyone drive it anyplace they like it to be established, tethered to the car roof or any other vehicle like trucks, UGVs, and USV (Unmanned Ground or Surface Vehicle) or common all-terrain vehicles. HoverMast might even be used on the move, effectively resisting gusts of wind thanks to its aerodynamic shape and rotors with propellers. And it takes only one button push for anybody to loft this surveillance drone into the air.
Sky Sapience's main client
As yet, Sky Sapience's main client is their native Israel Ministry of Defense which requested such tethered flying podium about two years ago. Sky Sapience is positioning its HoverMast drone as a particular military observation unit, border control device, and crowd control measure. Because it is tethered, it is not subject to strict air control regulations. Thus, it is easier for police forces and the homeland security department to use overcast.
Sky Sapience will begin factory-producing those HoverMasts in the autumn. The question about the future price of those surveillance devices still remains open.
As far as I can see, when this tethered surveillance drone becomes available on the market, it will become a huge temptation for the bad guys to use in their dirty deeds. Considering all HoverMast characteristics general at the moment, the only thing you can do against it is to prevent Sky Sapience HoverMast from sending recorded video elsewhere because you can’t block the data that goes through its tether. And even to block that data transmission, you need to be close enough to the vehicle with the hovering drone because it can fly 50 meters high, and the maximum jamming radius of the desktop jammer is 40 meters.
Yes, there are more powerful models, but they either can deal only with cell phone signals, like this one, so it may not entirely block wireless transmission, or are powerful military jammers that are developed only by the government for military forces to use, like those which soldiers carry behind their back in the backpack. As you can see, Israel MoD is a client of Sky Sapience, not without reason.
So leave your comments and suggestions on how much cool but dangerous things might be used by authorities in the future.