Description

The BOREAS Aerial platform is an innovative way to have a payload up to 1000m in the sky for very long periods of time. It achieves its goals with a hybrid lifting propulsion system using helium hydrostatic buoyancy (up to 10%) and aerodynamic lift through the Magnus effect rotating cylinder, (up to 90%) and a tether always connected to the ground providing the power and data communications (optional Fiber-optic if required).The current BOREAS Aerial Platform (which is a non-optimized system for this particular payload and altitude) achieves its nominal altitude of 500m for wind speeds higher than 4m/s. This happens because the initial remaining buoyancy is not enough to support all the cable weight.

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