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  • Reference Technologies announces its Hummingbird (R) line of Battery and Hybrid powered VTOL Unmanned Aerial Systems.
  • Reference Technologies awarded a $250,000 grant from the State of Colorado's Advanced Industries Accelerator Program.
  • Visit us at the 2015 AUVSI Unmanned Systems / North America in Atlanta, Georgia. May 5th thru 7th in Booth 1025

 

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Ground Control Station (Portable)

The ReferenceTek ground control station components include the aircraft control and telemetry unit on the right and the optional live video link processor on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ground Control Station (Mobile)

The Mobile Ground Control Station is a completely autonomous flight operations van with its own 100 KW generator, air conditioning and heating system. The M-GCS has three pilot stations and three sensor stations with conference and observation areas. Internet service is provided via satellite dish and aircraft telemetry and control are linked via auto-tracking antennas. Voice communications are provided between ground based and airborne observers as well as FAA personnel and local airport authorities via UHF and VHF radios.

Hummingbird UAS

The Hummingbird is the company's newest Hybrid VTOL product providing flight duration in excess of 6 hours and a payload capacity in excess of 20 pounds. In addition, the aircraft has six hard points for client payloads with the ability to remotely deploy or retain the payloads depending on mission requirements. Up to 500 watts of 5, 12 and 48 VDC power are also available for client payloads.

The Company

 

Genesis:

Reference Technologies (ReferenceTEK) was founded on the premise that the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market is nascent and at the cusp of an explosive opportunity that extends from federal, state and local governmental opportunities to the commercial and private sectors.

Location:

The company is located in Boulder County, Colorado in close proximity to the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Air Force Academy, all of which have significant UAS programs included within their aerospace engineering curriculums.  In addition, the company has access to numerous governmental institutions including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a host of leading aerospace companies including; Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman.

Business Principals:

The company is founded on the principals of its founder and CEO.  High ethical standards coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit help guide the company towards becoming the leading provider of reliable and cost effective products, extraordinary customer care and a dedicated employee team.

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