Otonom Teknoloji’s Doruk Aerostat System Makes First Flight

Issue 55 - September 2014

In its first flight conducted on 16 July 2014, the Otonom Teknoloji’s Doruk Aerostat System successfully completed tests for operational altitude, payload, the tethering system, the mooring station and the ground control station.

The aerostat vehicle body has been designed by Otonom Teknoloji and constructed through indigenous capabilities and materials.  The useful load for the two-hour test was an electro-optical camera; video and image transmission was implemented using 802.11n based wireless access devices.  The mooring station used was also designed and set up by Otonom Teknoloji. The testing was carried out in two stages, over altitudes 65 meters and 155 meters above ground level.  Video and images acquired at various altitude levels were transmitted wirelessly to the ground station.