Aeronautical & Space Systems
ISL provides customized aerostats, unmanned air vehicles and stationary towers for surveillance, communication systems, and improved sensor performance. Surveillance solutions include Rapidly Elevated Aerostat Platforms (REAP), large unmanned airships, unmanned aircraft (LEARS), and portable surveillance towers (RAFT). ISL has the facilities for prototyping, composite material fabrication, and electronic integration of medium sized systems. In the area of Space Systems support, ISL provides tailored risk management, reliability analysis, and safety analysis solutions to satisfy a broad spectrum of customer needs, from the development of high-level process frameworks to the detailed analysis of specific space systems hardware elements. ISL specializes in the application of probabilistic and parametric methods to the areas of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), accident precursor analysis (APA), and risk-informed decision making (RIDM), and in the development of cutting-edge software tools that support their execution.
ISL Aeronautics Operations is a manufacturer and operator of aerostats ranging in volume from 2600 cubic feet to 95,000 cubic feet specializing in customized, fast-deploy mobile aerostat systems, and integration of customer specified sensor and communications to fiber optic and/or RF data links. ISL manufactures payload support systems and Ground Control Stations ranging from brief case size to S-280 shelter size. Customers include military, law enforcement, and commercial users and have designed and integrated a large 34 meter, 71,000 cubic foot aerostat for the US Navy. ISL’s highly portable Aerostats are called Rapid Deployment Elevating Platform System (REAPS):
- REAP aerostats can self-deploy in as little as 3 minutes
- Technology is mature and works well, even in high winds
- Typical payload, EO/IR, SIGINT, or RF relay
- Current lift capacity: 35 to 100 lb
- Current altitude limit: 1000 ft
- Units deployed: US Army, UAE Military
ISL also provides logistics support and training for its deployed aerostats both domestically and internationally. ISL engineers and designers specialize in customizing an aerostat solution for your requirement, no matter how small or large or how remote.
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