Aerobat Aviation, Inc. was founded to offer technologically superior solutions for unmanned aerial vehicle mission critical environments. We are the future of sensor platform design with our patented circular airframe technology known as GeoBat, protected by patent #5520355. Aerobat is a vertically integrated C-Corporation that manufactures all of its OEM products in-house, allowing us to control the quality and reliability of our products and offer competitive pricing. Aerobat offers an array of talent from our executive team of ten, with over a century of a combined experience working in aviation and sensor payload design.
Aerobat offers highly durable, lightweight, low cost UAV systems with hand launch capabilities in the 2 meter and below category (Group 1 & 2). Aerobat’s integrated sensor packages will have applications in areas other than military. For example, the Office of Homeland Security has needs for infrastructure protection, port surveillance, border surveillance and interdiction.
The GeoBat is a game changer for the UAV industry as it provides multiple advantages over the conventional “tube and wing” and high aspect ratio UAVs. Our circular design provides a superior lift to surface area ratio, while maximizing structural rigidity of the airframe. This in turn results in the GeoBat’s ability to carry up to 175% more payload than aircraft of similar wingspan dimensions. Unlike the common aircraft designs, the GeoBat’s entire surface provides lift, making it more functional in take off situations, and the design is more stable in flight for better ISR, shorter take off and landings, and stability in high wind situations. The strength afforded by the circular structure also means that the GeoBat remains intact in most common crash situations, and provides payload/sensor protection. Aerobat Aviation has developed three GeoBat versions. Our largest is the 2-meter system weighing 50lbs and capable of carrying up to 20lbs of payload. Next is our smaller hand-launched 1-meter system weighing 5lbs with a 5lb sensor payload package. Finally, our smallest system is the ThunderBat 16” UAV for low altitude ISR and a range of 6-8 miles. This system weighs 10 ounces and has a 6-ounce payload.
The Company has designed the GeoBat to serve as a functional platform that can be customized with components and configurations to meet the needs of various sensor payload requirements. Aerobat Aviation will also provide consulting to assist clients with selecting and custom designing the proper aerial vehicle for a particular mission. Our current 2 meter all carbon fiber GeoBat is being manufactured in Georgia while the smaller systems are manufacturd in Phoenix, AZ. Aerobat has worked with GTRI (Georgia Tech Research Institute), Middle Georgia College Aviation Campus, Auburn University and the GA Centers of Innovation for Aerospace in the development of our cutting edge technology. We continue to innovate as we grow, investing our time and money into research and development is paramount to our success as a company.
The UAV market for the U.S. military alone from 2010 to 2015 is projected to realize $62 billion. The reason for this anticipation of steady growth is the increasing need for less risky solutions overseas in performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. In what is being called a “genuine watershed of development,” the future UAV market stacks easily upon the momentum that has been gained over the past decade in response to 9/11. Military applications aside, the Company’s products are relevant to a range of commercial industries spanning homeland security and marine animal location, to cattle ranching and search and rescue. While waiting for FAA approval to operate in U.S. airspace, the Company’s UAVs will remain active in the international commercial market.
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