VHA (Variable Height Antenna) Solutions

Connect. Communicate. Survive

The World’s Leading VHA

Hoverfly Tethered Drones redefine the paradigm of Variable Height Antenna Solutions, offering unparalleled adaptability and reliability for communication networks.

  • Autonomous control
  • Rapid deployment
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Persistent data and power via secure tether
  • Designed for radios
  • Modular antenna designs
  • Multi-payload capable

Improving Current Communication Infrastructure

In today’s rapidly evolving world, staying connected is essential. However, traditional antenna solutions often face limitations in adaptability and accessibility.

  • Limited range extension
  • Bulky for the individual operator
  • Difficult to set up and adjust
  • Limited access
  • Time-consuming
  • No adaptability for dynamic environments

Next-Generation Solutions

Introducing our Variable Height Antenna Solutions with Hoverfly Tethered Drones — an innovative answer to the challenges of conventional antenna setups. By combining cutting-edge tethered drone technology with adaptable antenna systems, we offer unparalleled flexibility and reliability in establishing and maintaining communication networks.

  • Hoverfly tethered drones offer rapid on-demand communications deployments.
  • Persistent flight translates to persistent intelligence, surveillance, and communications.
  • Improved situational awareness at 200 ft.
  • All-weather capable and unmatched GPS-denied operation in contested environments.

Advanced Military-Grade Components

  • Elevated communications relay and persistent ISR node at 200 ft.
  • Simple and intuitive control interface.
  • Rapid deployment and minimal setup time.
  • Payload agnostic – Enhance Communications with additional ISR
  • Field-proven reliability
  • Open API
  • No RF Emission
  • Proprietary and patented precision landing capabilities
  • On-the-Move functionality
  • GPS-denied operation in contested environments
  • All-weather capable

Elevated Capabilities for Every Operation

  • Network communications extended via VHA.
  • Exponentially increased radio communication range
  • Reliable and persistent network connection
  • Empowers operators to quickly launch and execute missions.
  • Versatile platform that acts as a force multiplier for dispersed formations.
  • Seamless integration of third-party radios.
  • Mobile Network: Move – Communicate – Move
  • Launch and recover without optical sensors for painless deployment.
  • Reduced workload and maximized warfighter efficiency.
  • No flight-time limitation means no compromise when it comes to remaining connected.

What is VHA?

A Variable Height Antenna is an antenna system designed to adjust its physical elevation or altitude to optimize signal reception and transmission. Unlike fixed-height antennas, which maintain a constant position, variable height antennas can dynamically change their height based on environmental factors, user requirements, or signal conditions.

By adapting to changes in terrain, obstacles, or signal strength, variable height antennas ensure consistent and reliable communication, making them particularly suitable for applications where maintaining optimal connectivity is essential, such as in mobile networks, emergency response operations, or remote industrial sites.

Designed For Radios

Our state-of-the-art tethered drones are designed to augment radio connectivity. With simple and efficient mounts and secure data and power via the tether, our drones are field-proven to deliver network range extension for a wide variety of radio technologies.

  • Silvus StreamCaster
  • Trellisware
  • L3 Harris
  • DOMO Tactical
  • GoTenna Pro
  • Ultra ORION
  • Persistent Systems
  • Thales Group
  • Triad RF
  • BATS Wireless
  • UXV Technologies

THE HOVERFLY ADVANTAGE

Swiftly establish and maintain communication networks in diverse scenarios, from emergency response operations to remote industrial sites. Experience the best in connectivity solutions with Hoverfly Tethered Drones, setting new standards for performance, versatility, and efficiency in communication technology.

Enhanced Connectivity

By dynamically adjusting antenna height, our solution maximizes signal reception, ensuring reliable communication in any scenario.

Increased Efficiency

Autonomous operation and rapid deployment capabilities streamline network setup and maintenance, saving time and resources.

Improved Safety

Eliminating the need for manual antenna adjustments in hazardous environments enhances Warfighter safety and reduces operational risks.

Versatile Applications

From disaster response and emergency communications to industrial operations and public events, our solution offers versatile connectivity solutions for various industries and scenarios.
Don’t let connectivity constraints hold you back.

Embrace the future of communication with our Variable Height Antenna Solutions with Hoverfly Tethered Drones and experience unparalleled reliability, adaptability, and performance.

Nexus

Network Extension of Unmanned Systems

Hoverfly is excited to unveil the next leap in robotic combat integration and Human-Machine Integrated Formations. NEXUS – Network Extension of Unmanned Systems – is a multi-mission solution delivered directly from the Hoverfly Tethered UAS.

By leveraging the strengths of the Hoverfly Tethered UAS and other unmanned systems, this innovative technological ecosystem revolutionizes the tactical network, offering unprecedented endurance, extended range, enhanced concealment, and unmatched operational efficiency.

VHA – The Tactical Edge

Variable Height Antennas offer several critical advantages to the military:

Adaptability

Military operations often take place in diverse and challenging environments, including urban areas, rugged terrain, and maritime settings. Variable Height Antennas can adjust their elevation to overcome obstacles such as buildings, mountains, or foliage, ensuring uninterrupted communication and data transmission.

Stealth & Security

In tactical situations, maintaining a low profile is crucial to avoiding detection by adversaries. Variable Height Antennas can be lowered to minimize visibility, reduce the risk of detection, and enhance operational security.

Flexibility

Military missions can be dynamic and unpredictable, requiring rapid deployment and repositioning of communication assets. Variable Height Antennas offer flexibility in establishing communication networks, allowing for quick setup and adjustment based on changing operational needs. On-the-move functionality greatly reduces risk when operating a VHA.

Range Extension

By optimizing antenna height, Variable Height Antennas can enhance the range and coverage of communication systems, enabling military units to maintain connectivity over larger distances, even in the most remote and harshest of environments.

Resilience

In scenarios where fixed infrastructure may be compromised or unavailable, Variable Height Antennas provide a resilient communication solution. Their ability to adapt to terrain variations or infrastructure damage ensures continued communication capability, supporting mission success and troop safety.

Overall, Variable Height Antennas play a vital role in enhancing the effectiveness, agility, and security of military communications to enable troops to maintain connectivity and coordination in challenging operational environments.

VHA Applications

Military Operations

Hoverfly security drones, federal defense drones, and Variable Height Antennas provide essential communication capabilities for military operations, ensuring survivability for dispersed formations.

Emergency Response & Disaster Relief

During emergencies such as natural disasters or humanitarian crises, Variable Height Antennas enable first responders to establish communication networks quickly and efficiently, even in remote or inaccessible areas.

Flexibility

Military missions can be dynamic and unpredictable, requiring rapid deployment and repositioning of communication assets. Variable Height Antennas offer flexibility in establishing communication networks, allowing for quick setup and adjustment based on changing operational needs. On-the-move functionality greatly reduces risk when operating a VHA.

Public Safety & Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies use our public safety drones and Variable Height Antennas for surveillance, communication, and coordination during operations such as counterterrorism, border security, and large-scale events.

Maritime & Offshore Operations

VHAs play a crucial role in maritime and offshore industries by facilitating communication between vessels, offshore platforms, and onshore facilities, enhancing safety and operational efficiency.

Maritime & Offshore Operations

VHAs play a crucial role in maritime and offshore industries by facilitating communication between vessels, offshore platforms, and onshore facilities, enhancing safety and operational efficiency.

Variable-height antennas exponentially improve communication by taking radio signals above the tree line and over rugged terrain. Elevation augments line-of-sight communications into a network bubble that covers a large area.

With Hoverfly tethered drones, VHAs can be rapidly repositioned and deployed for improved survivability.