payload integration





The HEF 30 has been designed to be a flexible, multi-sensor platform. This allows customers to perfectly adapt the system to their mission requirements without complicated and expensive custom development projects. A wide variety of options are available to further expand the functionality of the HEF 30 and the list is still growing.


There are many ways to expand the capabilities of the HEF 30 system. Operating multiple sensors at once, increasing operational range, improving flexibility and even integrating into Air Traffic Control environments, the HEF 30 can do it all. The payload bay of the HEF 30 is located underneath the nose, offering an unrivaled amount of clear space without obstructions, to mount large or odd-sized payloads. The built-in converters and IP based data-link system allow the live transmission of many different types of payload data.





The true potential of the HEF 30 can be unlocked when vastly increasing its operational range. High Eye designed a relatively simple to use tracking antenna system, based on off-the-shelf technology. The heart of the tracking antenna is a multifunctional Pan-Tilt Unit made by Flir®. It is directly controlled by the Ground Control Station, using live autopilot data. It can also be expanded by a separate IMU, allowing the tracking antenna to be used on moving platforms, making it ideal for maritime and naval applications. The range of the system when using this antenna depends on the frequency, bandwidth and amount of data an operator would like to send. In general, the range is increased beyond 50 km from the Ground Control Station.


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The Epsilon 135 is a compact single-sensor payload supplied by UAVFactory® and is a true newcomer on the market of professional UAV payloads. A combination of out-of-the box thinking and the absence of anything which might be superfluous makes it a very cost-effective solution which satisfies most operator’s needs. It can be supplied with a daylight or IR sensor and features options like 720P High Definition output, IP/H.264 encoding, video stabilisation, onboard recording, object tracking, motion detection and a moving target indicator. For more information, see:

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The CM100 is a lightweight, multi-sensor capable gimbal supplied by UAVVision®. It is designed to be very rugged and is rated at an IP63 level of environmental protection as a standard. Both the video data and the control of the gimbal are communicated via IP/H.264, which makes it extremely simple to integrate the CM100 into customer specific, already existing ground stations. It is supplied with a daylight and an IR sensor and has options like object tracking, video stabilisation, motion detection and geo-locking. For more information, see:

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The OTUS-U135 is a well-proven, multi-sensor capable gimbal supplied by DST Control®. It is the smallest payload in their product range, has been used in different applications and has logged many flight hours. In general, these gimbals have a classic design and are relatively affordable. They can be supplied as very basic payloads and can be upgraded with a wide variety of options. This includes an increased environmental protection of IP44, an additional IR sensor, High Definition encoding, video recording, geo-tracking and geo-locking. For more information, see:




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The LidarPod is a plug and play off-the-shelf Lidar system, specifically developed for UAVs and supplied by Routescene®. It is based on the HDL-32E Lidar from Velodyne®. The integrated processing equipment and accompanying Lidarview software processes all data to a usable format. 3D maps can be created instantly. It is an ideal surveying tool and collects over 700.000 3D points per second. For more information, see:




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The RT-600 is and advanced radio location tracker, supplied by Rhotheta®. It can be used to search and track ELTs, PLBs, EPIRBs, MSLDs, medical beacons, covert transmitters, buoys and similar equipment. The antenna is sensitive to a wide range of frequencies, like 118-470 MHz, A3E, F3E, A3X, F1D and G2D. The nose mounted position of the antenna on the HEF 30 creates an unobstructed search window, whilst the internal receiver and processer allow simple connection to the datalink system. For more information, see:

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