Performance Specifications
AVEM system specification
Below is a list of performance specifications for the AVEM mobile tethered sensor platform.

Flight Performance

Parameter
Performance
Notes
Command interface
Push-button
Launch, altitude, and landing
Ground vehicle speed
20 mph (32 km/h)
Min. operating altitude
30 ft (9 m)
Max. operating altitude without GPS
100 ft (30 m)
Max. operating altitude with GPS
200 ft (60m)
Non-standard configuration
Wind tolerance
18 kt
Relative wind
Lighting conditions
Day / night / fog
Tether management
Automatic
Aircraft securing (post flight)
Automatic upon landing
2.5 sec. securing time
Aircraft securing (pre flight)
Automatic for launch
Persistence
8+ hours
Recommended quick maintenance checks every 8 hours.
Landing time
1 minute (average)
From 100 ft (30 m) altitude
Backup battery
Installed
Automatic switch-over
Aircraft lights
Configurable
Contact Planck for lighting options
Acoustic level
Low

General Specifications

Parameter
Performance
Notes
Power (steady state)
900 W
Hover, minimal wind, no motion
Power (operational)
1200 W
Ascent, descent, and in windy conditions
Power (peak)
1600 W
Max power during rapid takeoff
Voltage input
110 - 240 Vac
Power supply hot swapping is supported
MIL-SPEC connector
OCU connectivity
Ethernet - POE
Up to 300 ft (90 m)
Data interfaces
Ethernet
RJ45 compatible MIL-SPEC connectors
Roll-on / Roll-off time
10 minutes or less
Dependent on specific ground vehicle
ATAK compatibility
Optional
Contact Planck for ATAK options
Environmental tolerance
Light rain / moderate dust
RF transmitters
None onboard
RF quiet; all C2 over tether.
DECK weight
66 kg (145 lb)
Packability
2 cases
All components except for the DECK
pack into a single case.

Payload Support

Parameter
Performance
Notes
Payload data interface
Ethernet
Optional serial connectivity (2x 3.3V TTL)
Payload max. data rate
90 Mbps
Voltage
15 Vdc
Regulated voltage supply
Power
35 W max
Max. payload weight
2 lb (900 g)
Heavier payloads may limit operational envelope
Payload control
Independent of aircraft
Payload capacity
One payload per flight
Additional payloads may be integrated
with support. Contact Planck for more
information.
Max. payload height
10 cm
Requires proper balancing on aircraft
Max. payload width
15 cm
Requires proper balancing on aircraft
Tested payloads
EO, IR, and comms relay
See Payload section for additional details

Security Features

Parameter
Performance
File system storage
Encrypted
Data transmission
Encrypted
Data transmission medium
Wired (no wireless access)
Software protection
Hardware provisioned

Safety Features

Parameter
Performance
Notes
Electrical safety
Short circuit protection
Grounding lug available
Loss of power failsafe
Automatic landing & disarm
Loss of comms failsafe
Automatic landing & disarm
Other fault conditions in flight
Automatic landing & disarm
Fault conditions - preflight
Error alert
Aborts flight commands
Built in preflight checks

Mechanical Properties

Parameter
Performance
DECK footprint (space claim)
28" x 28" (71 cm x 71 cm)
Total system height with aircraft
24" (61 cm)
Mounting interfaces
Strut channel
Bolts Rubber feet 4x rigid handles