What is an Aeryon sUAS?

Aeryon sUAS are designed as an all-digital software and payload platform. The systems are small, quiet and easy to operate aerial vehicles used to capture and transmit high-quality images and video – essentially a flying camera.

Which industries would be interested in this system?

There are many sUAS applications in Military, Public Safety, and Commercial market segments – each offering unique benefits over traditional alternatives.

Has the platform been used in real-life applications?

The Aeryon sUAS platform has been on the market since 2009. It is field-tested, mission-proven and has thousands of hours of flight time in military, public safety, and commercial applications. The Case Studies on our website showcase customer projects.

How much does an Aeryon sUAS cost?

Price depends on the model you choose, system configuration and performance requirements, as well as the payload requirements. You can Request a Quote at any time to receive a customized quote based on your specific needs.

Can I lease a system?

Yes, Aeryon provides a range of financing options to align with customer needs.

Why not an airplane or helicopter?

There are many cases in which UAV’s are more suitable than airplanes or helicopters.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) can be deployed within minutes (especially valuable for remote locations) and deliver high quality aerial imaging, directly controlled by ground personnel. sUAS deliver higher quality imagery because they can fly lower and slower, are more cost effective (several thousand per month vs. several thousand per hour), and are safer as they remove the human element from potentially dangerous environments such as confined spaces or hazardous environmental conditions.

Learn more about sUAS and the Aeryon platform.

Does Aeryon Labs work with research groups?

Yes, Aeryon Labs has designed a system to facilitate educational research. The API has been designed to allow research groups to interface directly with the aerial vehicle.

Does Aeryon provide after sales support?

Yes, Aeryon Labs offers a one or two year warranty which covers any manufacturer defects. Customers are also able to call in for any technical assistance required.


How long does it take to set up the system?

From opening the case to flight takes less than 5 minutes.

Is it easy to fly an Aeryon sUAS?

Flying is as simple as pressing on a map to indicate where you want to fly. The vehicle will continue to fly to that position until you lift your finger. At that point it will come to a stop and hover. Height control is similar. Press on a slider and the vehicle will climb or descend until you release.

How long does it take to be trained to fly?

We offer onsite training, allowing Aeryon personnel to work with you for more practice and personal support.

How long does it take to charge a battery?

Aeryon provides a three-bay battery charger as part of the system. As each battery provides up to 50 minutes of flight time and takes under 60 minutes to charge, the battery charger provides constant availability of batteries regardless of the length of the mission.

Why four rotors?

A significant benefit of the quad-rotor platform is its mechanical stability and ruggedness. A 4-rotor design maximizes reliability and ease of maintenance.

How loud is an Aeryon sUAS?

The Aeryon sUAS platform is designed to be quiet. At typical flying altitudes it is extremely difficult, if not impossible to hear.

What is the GIS Solution?

The Aeryon small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) provide an integrated end-to-end surveying and GIS (Geographical Information System) solution.The data and imagery collected enables users to create high resolution 2D orthomosaics and maps, 3D and digital surface models (DSM), and other GIS datasets.


What tools do I need to assemble the system?

The Aeryon sUAS requires no tools to assemble the system and operate it. Components easily latch into place.

Where are the images stored?

During flight all video and still images are stored on the aerial vehicle.  This imagery is usually downloaded between flights – for immediate use, or optionally additional processing such as the creation of 2D orthomosaics and maps, digital elevation and 3D models, etc.

During flight a live video stream is also sent to operator, and may be simultaneously broadcast to other ground or remote personnel.

Can I pre-program a flight path?

Setting up a preprogrammed flight path is as straight forward as manual control. Waypoints are set by clicking on the map to indicate points along the path. When in the air, simply switch to waypoint mode, indicate your starting point and Scout takes over piloting. Manual control is always a click away.

Can I use my own maps?

Aeryon sUAS supports several different map formats and we are adding new ones all the time. Please check with our team to verify support of your map format.

Can I build my own maps?

Using the embedded geo-referencing information in the still images captured by the Aeryon sUAS, the images can be displayed on the command station for use in subsequent flights. In addition, these images can be used as input to other geomatics and map generation software.

Can I fly without maps?

Yes. While the Aeryon sUAS interface is map based, it is not always possible to have maps for every location. As the command station interface provides gridlines (also available with maps) to be displayed. This allows the user to operate based on standard grid pattern.

Can Aeryon sUAS avoid obstacles without user input?

The current design requires the operator to safely operate around obstacles. New features are being designed to allow the vehicle to autonomously avoid obstacles detected in its flight path.

How far away can I fly?

The distance you can fly away is limited to the battery life. The current design allows for operation within a 3km range.

Do I need to see the aerial vehicle to fly it?

Through the unique map based interface, the user is able to fly the aerial vehicle beyond the line of sight, and even in total darkness. The location of the aerial vehicle is indicated on the map.

Can I use a joystick?

Joysticks are not required. The easy-to-use interface allows the operator to manage data collection rather than controlling the system in flight. However, if there is a need to provide a special interface, the system does have the ability to be controlled using a joystick.

Can I fly more than one aerial vehicle at a time?

The Aeryon sUAS platform is scalable, and has been designed to allow users to fly multiple aerial vehicles simultaneously.


Does the interface support languages other than English?

Yes, the Aeryon sUAS can support other languages. Please indicate your language preference at time of quote.

Can I connect the system output into my existing network?

Yes, the output video is designed to be streamed across existing networks for distribution to additional locations.

Can I use my own touchscreen computer for the command station?

The software that controls the system from the ground has been designed to operate on different touch screen systems. Please contact Aeryon to discuss integration with your existing systems.

Are the video and communication links secure?

Yes. Depending on the import and export laws of your country, varying levels of encryption and security can be enabled on all communication links.


Why do I need a stabilized camera?

Aerial vehicles are subject to wind. With a stabilized camera, the impact of wind is automatically compensated for increasing the quality of the recorded video and still images.

How long does it take to change payloads?

Changing payloads takes less than a minute. The system will automatically detect which payload is being used and make the required changes to the system.

Can I get a custom payload?

Aeryon provides customization services that allow us to design custom payloads to meet your needs. If you have a requirement for a payload please contact Aeryon to discuss your needs.


What happens if communication with the aerial vehicle is lost?

When communications between the operator and the aerial vehicle is lost, the command station will alert the user to the condition. The aerial vehicle will travel to a position to try to re-establish communications. If communications cannot be re-established, the aerial vehicle will respond in one of three ways, depending on the options set by the user. The aerial vehicle can return home, land in place, or if in waypoint mode, can continue its flight as programmed.

Can Aeryon sUAS operate in adverse weather conditions?

To ensure safe operation of the system, the Aeryon platform has built-in features that continually inform the user if current conditions are too extreme for safe operation of the vehicle. As well, the Aeryon platform is ruggedized and weather-sealed, and operates reliably in windy, rainy and dusty environments. The platform offers uncompromised flight performance in high winds, high altitudes and extreme temperature ranges.

What are SMART systems?

To ensure that the operators primary job – that of gathering the information required is satisfied, Aeryon has built in SMART systems. These systems range from monitoring the systems battery levels, wind conditions and communication links to the user. They allow for safe operation of the system.

What happens when the battery runs out

The sUAS is designed to continually monitor its battery status and the power required to return home and land safely. When it detects a low battery it will automatically fly home.