Doruk-133B Aerostat System is capable of performing flights at 1000 m above ground level, with payloads upto 50 kg. The flight which took place at Mediteranean sea, was a 3-day uninterrupted mission where object detection and recognition from 40 km range at 3000 feet altitude (AGL) was successfully demonstrated. During the flights, electro-optical sensors with night vision capability and an AIS (Automatic Identification System) base station have been used as payloads. The streamlined form of DORUK Aerostats enables high wind stability and flights in harsh weather conditions.
Having a 7-day long endurance, the aerostat can be used together with several different payloads such as electro-optic cameras, communication relay, GPS receiver, AIS base station, compact radar systems and many more. Similar aerostat systems are employed worldwide in areas such as border surveillance, ISR missions and critical infrastructure security.
Otonom Teknoloji applies product line methodology to meet end users’ needs for various sizes and forms. Thus, it is possible to quickly provide cost effective and appropriate systems for different payload weight and operational altitude requirements.
Otonom Teknoloji General Manager Nezir Ertürk said “Doruk-133B’s aerodynamic hull design and automatic pressure balancing system, like the other aeorstat systems in our Doruk product line, enable the platform to operate at high altitudes. The lighter than air technology provides uninterrupted mission of weeks which differentiates these systems from alternative UAS. Developed according to the international aviation regulations, the system has a wide variety of utilization such as border and critical infrastructure security, forest fire early detection, communication and pollution detection.”
Among Otonom Teknoloji’s other projects are the “Solar-powered autonomous airship platform, TepeGöz”, “Dolunay Spheroid Aerostat System”, JAUS (Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems) compliant “Electronic Control unit, MiniSteer” and “Ground Control Station” which are easily re-programmable and therefore can be used for many types of unmanned and autonomous systems.