Mobilicom Limited a provider of cybersecurity and smart solutions for drones, robotics, and autonomous platforms, has broadened its SkyHopper range with the launch of a new micro bi-directional data link specifically designed to enable mass deployment of small drone fleets.
Designed in collaboration with small-drone Tier-1 manufacturers, the SkyHopper Micro caters to growing demand for high-use applications, such as commercial inspections, disaster relief and defense intelligence or loitering (Kamikaze) drones.
The SkyHopper Micro complies with the NDAA, a critical requirement for US Government agencies.
Mobilicom CEO Oren Elkayam said, “Our ongoing discussions and collaboration with Tier-1 customers confirms there is an immediate need for a micro communications system to support growing demand within both defense and commercial markets.
“SkyHopper Micro’s miniature size, weight and attractive price point is ideal for high-use applications and mass deployment of small drone fleets, many of which are single missions and require frequent replacement. It offers outstanding security and performance in harsh environments and challenging operational scenarios.
“We’ve designed the SkyHopper Micro to be assembled at the printed circuit board, significantly reducing the overall drone cost for our customers by dramatically decreasing drone assembly time, eliminating the need for power and data cables, and improving quality and manufacturing yield.
SkyHopper Micro leverages Mobilicom’s leading wireless technology to deliver long range bi-directional communications and real-time HD video up to 5km as well as N-LOS operations in urban and remote environments, supporting Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multipoint, and fleet management of autonomous systems.
Mobilicom’s smallest data link is equipped with its ICE cybersecurity software, providing superior security for the drone and communication channels, and encrypting all data that is transmitted and collected. The secure communications system features an advanced proprietary encryption mechanism and is compatible with a wide range of flight controllers, mission software and payloads.