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    Quote Originally Posted by HugeOne View Post
    I am proud to introduce you the Pharos antenna.
    In a nutshell, the Pharos is a solid state antenna tracker usable for both ground station and aerial. It is now compatible with pixhawk autopilot and eagletree is in the work. More info here

    Imagine a hand-held tacking GS that keep tracking whenever you change orientation, move on foot or on board a vehicle, this is possible with the pharos.

    A kickstarter campaign will be up soon.

    -Hugo

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    BALTIMORE, July 7, 2016 ADCOR MAGnet Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the official launch of its Kickstarter® campaign in support of its ground-breaking new drone technology known as the Pharos™ smart antenna.

    The Pharos™ is a newly-developed smart antenna for drones and robotic platforms that forms a directional, high gain beam and keeps it always pointed to the drone control station, regardless of the drone's motion. It can be used on both sides of the link, the ground control station, and the drone. It is an electronically-controlled tracking antenna with no moving parts.
    Unlike conventional omni-directional antennas that waste energy in all directions, the Pharos™ concentrates the available power where you need it most. Working in conjunction with Pixhawk® autopilot (a version with its own autopilot is also being developed), the antenna activates the side facing your UAV, boosting reception and range. A second Pharos™ can also be used on the aircraft, quadcopter or UAV, keeping ground control in aim at all times. The Pharos™ is also circular-polarized, granting immunity to polarization losses and multi-pathing signals, an optimum choice for challenging environments.

    Possible uses of the Pharos™ antenna are:
    • Use the Pharos™ antenna with a 5.8GHz video transmitter on a Pixhawk®-equipped drone (aerial side for improving video transmission)
    • Use the Pharos™ antenna with a 5.8GHz video receiver on the Ground by interfacing it to a Pixhawk® controller (Ground side for improving video reception)
    • Use the Pharos™ antenna in conjunction with a Microhard 5.8GHz modem on both the drone and the Ground Control Station (GCS) for improving both telemetry and video streaming.

    The Pharos™ antenna can be used with any type of drone, i.e., aerial, land-based (rovers) or maritime (boats) to extend the range of your system. It is suitable for any robotic platform that needs an extended and robust data link.

    For more information about the Pharos™ antenna, go to www.pharosantenna.com

    About ADCOR MAGnet Systems, LLC

    Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, ADCOR MAGnet Systems, LLC is a creator of unique drone technologies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV). For more information about the ADCOR MAGnet Systems, LLC suite of complete product solutions including the Pharos™ antenna and the NEMISiS™ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), please refer to www.adcormagnetsystems.com.

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    so what ever happened with this?

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    Vaporware.

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    What is the range achieved with microhard IPnDDL5800 (http://www.microhardcorp.com/IPnDDL.php)

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    We managed 10km with two pharos antenna. Range varry a lot with required bandwidth, our case was telemetry + 1080P video. -Hugo

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    What happened to this project? Did it ever get going?
    If it is broken, fix it. if it isn't broken, I'll soon fix that.

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    If this could be done as a self contained unit that could go on the aircraft, wow! Why worry about ground station? Plenty of options there already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugeOne View Post
    We managed 10km with two pharos antenna. Range varry a lot with required bandwidth, our case was telemetry + 1080P video. -Hugo
    You achieved 10 km range with Microhard IPnDDL5800
    How was the video quality

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    Whats is the Price of one unit ?

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