BALLOON REMOTE DEFLATION DEVICES
Most normal blimp aerostats are seldom capable of flying more than a few hundred feet which means that a simple second line to a plug is often sufficient. However, Helikite aerostats fly thousands of feet high which makes the second line system impractical. So Allsopp Helikites Ltd has devised methods of deflating Helikites (and other aerostats).
1) Automatic Barometric Balloon Cut-Down.
2) Radio-Controlled Balloon Cut-Down.
An encrypted radio signal is sent from a ground station transmitter to a radio receiver on the Helikite, which initiates a hot wire to cut a large hole in the balloon material to cause the gas to escape and the Helikite to descend. The signal can be sent within 10 Km of the Helikite. This can be a very rapid method of downing a Helikite. So it is quite possible that the operator would be able to retrieve the Helikite quickly and with minimal damage.
Both these systems are extremely simple to use plug-and-play designs for very fast deployment, and yet they are very sophisticated and computer controlled with an ability to test the circuits and wires for faults before deployment. They also check the battery power is sufficient. They use Lithion Ion batteries which operate at very low temperatures and have years of shelf-life. The electronics of both the ground station and the airborne components are water-resistant. The total weight of the airborne components is 1.3Kg.
3) *New* GPS Controlled Balloon Cutdown system
- Simple operation
- Light weight
Can protect blimps, Helikites and other lifting balloons where there is insufficient free lift to
trigger a conventional barometric or pressure-operated deflation device.
- Can be used instead of a second-line / rip-panel system
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