How do you fit a high-tech, high-value payload inside a cramped and confined drone?
Drone payloads come with very exacting size, weight, and power requirements. Not only do they have to fit inside tight, constrained spaces, the lower their weight and power consumption, the longer you can keep a drone in the air and on mission.
Payload integration is all about collaboration: the drone sets the overall constraints, while the technology deployed is often under the purview of a third party. To bridge the gap between payload and drone, Tungsten’s hardware and mechanical teams were able translate all the payload requirements and UAS constraints into a defined set of specifications. Our team worked on the industrial design, mechanical, electrical, and software aspects of the design to allow seamless third-party payload integration to enhance drone missions across sectors. Tungsten also serves as the primary manufacturing partner.
The ECHO is a next-generation signal intelligence (SIG-INT) payload with applications in search and rescue (SAR), surveillance, intelligence gathering, and tracking and geolocation.
"Tungsten Collaborative has been an invaluable part of the team. Onwards and upwards!"
Eric Karmouch, Technical Co-Founder & CTO