The system has a wide range of potential applications. Primarily, it can provide responders with an aerial view of an oil spill and provide real-time monitoring via wireless video feed to a wifi enabled tablet or smart phone. The aerostat may also be used for security surveillance and aerial photography.
The Elastec Aerostat has significant advantages over a drone. It will stay aloft for extended periods of time, can be flown without a license and can accommodate a choice of cameras. Flight training is not necessary. This system will also operate in higher winds and provide a stable image.
Elastec Aerostat 3: Lightweight and portable, it incorporates patented wings that stabilize the 3 meter balloon and give lift. This unique surveillance system is supplied ready to go, just add Helium. It is delivered with a hand reel holding 656 ft / 200 m of a high-strength orange mooring line and ground anchor. The unit can be deployed and retrieved in a matter of minutes. To enhance visibility, the Elastec Aerostat 3 has wings in bright orange fabric, LED light and mooring line ribbons. In addition to visual references, it is the only system available with integrated radar reflection, helping ships and boats pinpoint the position and providing aircraft with a potential signature.
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