Pegasus™

 

 

 

Pegasus™

 

 

 

 

Transforms your operations.

Pegasus™ is a family of tactically deployable, transformable, autonomous robotic systems that provides all the air capability of a VTOL UAS in conjunction with the capabilities of a tracked UGV. The Pegasus family consists of the mid-size Pegasus II with mapping and situational awareness capabilities, the larger heavy-lift Pegasus III, and the small back-packable Pegasus Mini that fits in confined spaces. Each Pegasus platform provides the flying and driving capability in a single device, which reduces weight, cost, and operator training. Our Pocket Universal Controller Kit (PUCK) is a single controller for any model in the Pegasus family, and it can send autonomous missions to multiple Pegasus systems at once. The PUCK is a game style controller that uses government-owned software (ATAK, Nett Warrior) and COTS hardware (Android phone) for its user interface.

Performs where others can’t.

A single platform can perform air and ground missions serially, allowing Pegasus to perform operations in areas unreachable by other robots. For example, Pegasus Mini could fly through an upper window of a building, land inside, and drive around to map or recon the top floor. Other mission capabilities include advanced perch and stare where Pegasus can be repositioned in ground mode, as well as flying over walls to drive and map on the other side. When Pegasus transitions from ground to air mode, the tracks rotate up to become propeller guards.

The base platforms include multiple cameras, an encrypted datalink, and a unique GPS-denied functionality allowing the robotic system to perform missions solo or as a part of a heterogeneous Family of Systems that may include other Pegasus systems, manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and dismounted soldiers (Manned Unmanned Teaming – MUM-T).

Pegasus II

The mid-size Pegasus II is the Swiss Army Knife of the Pegasus family. It is small enough to be carried and operated by one person, and it can carry a moderate-sized payload to handle a variety of missions. Pegasus II was developed to address intelligence; surveillance and reconnaissance; and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear. Features include:

  • AI system capable of autonomous operations in both air and ground modes – including obstacle avoidance
  • Total weight of 15 lbs. including battery.
  • 20 minutes of flight time or over four hours of ground mode.
  • Supporting up to a four lb. payload (ISR and CBRNE payloads available).
  • Capable of operating in GPS-denied environments.
  • Saves all data for post processing, including video, 3D maps, and location information.

Platform specifications and a full list of available payloads are available upon request.

Pegasus III

Pegasus III is designed to carry heavier payloads than its smaller siblings while still maintaining the combined flying and driving capability. Pegasus III can carry over 10 lbs. and still drive through a standard doorway. Its payload bay can house large payloads, including gimbaled payloads that need free range of motion. Pegasus III was developed to address large payloads with specialized requirements, but it also useful for EOD missions or any mission that requires a heavy payload. Features include:

  • AI system capable of autonomous operations in both air and ground modes.
  • Total weight of 38 lbs. including battery.
  • 30 minutes of flight time or over eight hours of ground mode.
  • Supporting 10-20 lb. payloads, depending on configuration.
  • Capable of operating in GPS-denied environments.
  • Saves all data for post processing, including video, 3D maps, and location information. Capable of carrying larger 3D LIDARs.

Platform specifications and a full list of available payloads are available upon request.

Pegasus Mini

Pegasus Mini is the backpackable member of the Pegasus family. Weighing in at only 4 lbs. and folding up to the size of a football, it easily fits into a rucksack. Like its bigger brothers, Pegasus Mini can be equipped with mapping sensors and operate in GPS-denied environments, but it excels in confined spaces and can traverse areas impossible for many other UAVs and UGVs. Pegasus Mini was developed as a situational awareness tool, but it can also carry small payloads. Features include:

  • AI system capable of autonomous operations in both air and ground modes.
  • Total weight of 4 lbs. including battery.
  • Over 30 minutes of flight time or over two hours of ground mode.
  • Supporting up to a two lb. payload.
  • Capable of operating in GPS-denied environments.
  • Saves all data for post processing, including video, 3D maps, and location information.
  • Future capabilities include hand launch and tube launch.

Platform specifications and a full list of available payloads are available upon request.