High Altitude Surveillance and Communications
The TIF-56K™ is the smallest of the aerostats to attain a 5000 feet above ground level flight altitude while providing power and fiber optic communications through the tether line. The mooring platform that accommodates the TIF-56K™ will also accommodate an envelope up to a TIF-75KH™.
Communications, intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads are easily integrated on to this aerial platform. Up to two weeks of flight operations can be conducted before needing to retrieve the aerostat for routine topping off.
For increased payload capacity, this size of envelope can be made from our High Strength Laminated Aerostat Material (HSLAM). Besides affording additional lifting capabilities, the fabric is stronger and can withstand greater pressures than standard fabrics.
Volume: 56,000 cubic feet
User Payload Capacity at 3000’ AGL: 985lbs
Maximum Flight Altitude: 5000’ AGL