Manufacturer of advanced electronic modules, TiaLinx has declared the release of the Phoenix40-A, a compact unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can identify motion and probe for breathing of a person hiding in the premises. The UAV can be controlled at remote place either from land or air.
The Phoenix40-A UAV has been programmed to fly or disembark at several significant points on its route. It features fine beam ultra-wideband (UWB) and an array of multi-Gigahertz radio frequency (RF) sensors. The lightweight UAV offers sustained monitoring of a compound for tracing both mobile and immobile objects. A SBIR Phase II of the Army's PEO AMMO, PM-CCS funded the company’s real-time UWB RF Imaging development project.
The Phoenix40-A UAV’s interface is controlled by software and is included either in a laptop or joystick controller unit. The built-in video cameras and programmed GPS directed multi-waypoint landing of the UAV facilitate effective monitoring for improved awareness of the situation.
The compact UAV features an RF Scanner for sending highly directional broadband signals that can pass through even unbreakable concrete wall at a wide range. A signal detector circuit is included in the receiver for receiving signals from target objects. A built-in signal processor performs processing of amplitude and delay data.
TiaLinx’ Founder and CEO, Dr. Fred Mohamadi stated that the launch of the Phoenix40-A system was envisioned to offer advanced miniature life detection sensors with sense-through-the-wall (STTW) ability. He mentioned that the UAV can provide the design of a multi-storied building and can also identify hidden unexploded ordnance (UXO) by horizontally scanning all types of roads. He added that the company is continuously scaling up its UWB RF imaging core efficiency to offer standoff surveillance of a building and to support recovery tasks in tough landscapes such as destructed buildings and land mines.