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Penguin BE UAV

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Penguin B UAV

ELECTRIC PLATFORM FOR PAYLOAD AND AUTOPILOT INTEGRATION

The electric version of the Penguin B is a perfect choice for the short duration missions. Electric propulsion offers clean operation with excellent reliability and simple maintenance

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110 min flight endurance

110-minute endurance with a payload weight of 2.8 kg (6.2 lb)

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6.6 kg

Up to 6.6 kg (14.5 lb) payload capacity

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Configuration files included

Free Piccolo® autopilot configuration files, and extensive documentation set

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Modular design

Wide range of standard subsystems and options

KEY FEATURES

    • Electric platform ready for payload and autopilot integration
    • 23 litres of payload volume
    • 6 V and 12 V onboard power output
    • Quickly replaceable battery cartridge
    • Low noise signature
    • Low vibration level
    • Catapult, car-top or runway takeoff
    • Wide range of standard subsystems and options
    • Short lead time for standard configurations
    • 4-day integrator training available

TOP OF THE LINE SURVEILLANCE

If equipped with advanced Epsilon EO/IR payloads, Penguin BE is one of the most capable surveillance and inspection UAS available on the market.

PERFORMANCE

The sleek and efficient design gives best in class performance. Highly efficient, optimized electric propulsion with the matched propeller allows up to 110 minutes of endurance with 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) payload. The maximum payload capacity is 6.6 kg (14.5 lb). The optimized high lift flap system provides stall speeds of less than 13 m/s (25.3 knots).

The design of the system is based on the proven Penguin B airframe, which has been sold to customers in over 43 countries and which achieved a 54.5-hour world record flight in 2012.

PENGUIN’S PHILOSOPHY

Electric Penguin BE unmanned aircraft platform shares the same flexibility as original gas engine Penguin B unmanned aircraft. The electric version is a perfect choice for short-duration missions. Electric propulsion offers simple and clean operation with excellent reliability and simple maintenance. It has outstanding low noise and low vibration characteristics.

The aircraft is available as a platform, ready for the autopilot and payload integration by the customer.

BATTERY CARTRIDGE

The 640 Wh battery cartridge is custom made from 48 Lithium Polymer cells and has 145 Wh/kg specific energy. The cartridge has a rugged aluminium structure and integrated PCB that reduces the amount of wiring and simplifies charging. Battery cartridge can be changed in less than 1 minute.

MODULAR DESIGN

  • All components of the Penguin BE are easily removable and completely interchangeable.
  • Wing splits into three 1.1 meter sections and the V-tail splits in two parts. High-end industrial-grade push-pull connectors are installed in tail-boom joints as standard. The quick-release fastening is used extensively in the Penguin B airframe. Access covers are equipped with DZUS type 1/4 turn quick fasteners, tail-booms are equipped with a purpose developed quick-release aluminium joints.
  • Battery cartridge is fastened with the quick release spring-loaded pins
  • Piccolo® autopilot configuration files for Penguin B are available at no cost
  • CAD model of Penguin B available to simplify the payload and autopilot integration for the clients
  • Extensive Documentation for Penguin BE aircraft and subsystems
  • Plug and play 640 Wh battery cartridge
  • Highly efficient, optimized brushless electric propulsion
  • Takeoff from anywhere using a portable pneumatic catapult
  • Optional heavy-duty landing gear allows landing on rough terrain
  • Heated Pitot probe for preventing ice formation
  • Quick-release joints for quick assembly
  • Industrial electrical connectors
  • Portable control station. Compatible with Cloud Cap Piccolo®, Procerus Technologies Kestrel®, Micropilot® autopilot systems

PENGUIN BE SUBSYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

Battery Cartridge

Reduces the amount of wiring and simplifies charging

Portable Ground Control Station

EDGE Autonomy’s off-the-shelf, portable ground control station is designed for controlling unmanned vehicles

Power Distribution Unit

Penguin BE power distribution unit is designed to provide onboard dual voltage regulated power supply

Portable Tracking Antenna

Portable tracking antenna system enables long-range data transmission for manned and unmanned aircraft applications

11 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult

Compact, lightweight and man-portable design

Heated Pitot-Static Tube for UAVs

Lightest and most power-efficient commercially available heated pitot-static tube for small unmanned aircraft vehicles

Pitot-Static Tube for UAVs

Combined pitot-static tube is designed to provide both dynamic and static pressure measurements in a single package

Heavy Duty Landing Gear

Optimized for operation from unimproved runways

Four Servo V-tail Option

Significantly increases the reliability of the Penguin B UAV system

Push-pull Connectors for Wings

For a more reliable connection and quick and easy installation

Universal Payload Mount

Flexible mounting configurations for various payloads

Penguin B UAV Transportation Case

Military-grade transportation case for the Penguin B UAV

UAV Balancer

Designed for field operations. Assembled in seconds.

COMPATIBLE WITH OCTOPUS PAYLOADS

Penguin BE is specifically engineered as a platform. What that means is – in order to get a fully operational system, all you need to do is integrate the payload, data link, and autopilot, – and you are ready to fly!

The producer of Octopus payloads is our factory’s subdivision Octopus ISR Subsystems that does full product manufacturing cycle in-house: from development to design, from prototyping to hand-tuning, thus making Epsilon series gimbals the best choice for use with our UAV. Choose your payload compatible with Penguin BE UAS.

OCTOPUS ISR GIMBAL PAYLOADS

Most advanced micro gimbals for manned, unmanned, and static-mounted long-range EO/IR operations

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GIMBAL PRODUCTS FOR PENGUIN BE

Epsilon 135

Single sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal with EO sensor

Epsilon 140/140Z

Lightweight and compact four-sensor surveillance with EO, LWIR, LP, and LRF


Research and Education

Penguin BE platform ready for research, training and educational use

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