Aerostat Autopilot

Taking human error out of the equation

Aerostat Autopilot is at the heart of every SuperTower

Multiple levels of advanced automation and artificial intelligence based control drive unparalleled mission availability and performance.

Automated Dispatch

Artificial intelligence based decision engine determines operating parameters from mission objectives, system diagnostics, and weather

AI Flight Director

Manages crewless operations, including launch and recovery, through real-time, closed loop control of full aerostat system

Actuator Control

Individual, low-level controllers keep all actuators and sub-systems in sync and working at peak performance

DISRUPTING DECADES OF AEROSTAT STATUS QUO   

TRADITIONAL AEROSTAT

High Touch Manual Operation Drives Cost, Downtime

Traditional aerostat with a crew of 6
  • 4 to 10 trained personnel for 24/7 operation
  • Highly variable, mission availability depends on human operators
  • On-site monitoring, decision-making only
  • Large crew drives up to 80% of total cost 

AUTONOMOUS SUPERTOWER 

Consistent, Reliable, Cost-Effective Performance

  • Zero on-site crew to maintain operations
  • Real-time automated decision-making maximizes mission availability
  • Remote monitoring and control increase mission flexibility
  • Automation reduces cost by an order of magnitude

TRADITIONAL AEROSTAT

High Touch Manual Operation Drives Cost, Downtime

  • 4 to 10 trained personnel for 24/7 operation
  • Highly variable, mission availability depends on human operators
  • On-site monitoring, decision-making only
  • Large crew drives up to 80% of total cost 

AUTONOMOUS SUPERTOWER

Consistent, Reliable, Cost-Effective Performance

  • Zero on-site crew to maintain operations
  • Real-time automated decision-making maximizes mission availability
  • Remote monitoring and control increase mission flexibility
  • Automation reduces cost by an order of magnitude

SuperTowers 101

Aerostats are lighter-than-air platforms that use helium to create bouyant lift. Unlike the more familiar blimp, aerostats and SuperTowers are attached to the ground by one or more tethers. This makes them an extremely useful tool to lift heavy payloads aloft for a long time at a constant location.

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