Persistent ISR via a fleet of Solar powered unmanned aircraft

Y. Zhuang
Zenith Aerospace, California, United States

Keywords: Long endurance, ISR, Intelligence, UAV, telecommunication

Zenith Aerospace provides 24/7, real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance via solar-powered unmanned aircraft for force protection, support to tactical operations, and targeting. The platform will fly at 60,000 feet AGL above all weather and air traffic and can fly for months without the need of landing. Multiple sensor including electro-optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to support mission at night under any weather conditions. The aerial vehicle will also carry on-board processing unit with machine learing algorithms in order to send the intelligence instead of the raw data to ground to minimize the need of analysis from the warfighters on the ground.