Zenith Aerotech is an Afton, Virginia-based company that designs and builds Tethered Drone Systems (TDS) and Tethered Aerial Vehicles (TAVs) for use in public safety, defense, industrial, and media applications. We leverage a deep understanding TAV operation, components, and technologies to provide highly customizable solutions. Our team has extensive experience in:
- Mechanical and Electronical Design
- Software Development
- Prototyping and System Integration
- Project Management
Zenith Aerotech is a leading, U.S.-based manufacturer of, heavy-lift Tethered Aerial Systems (TAS) for defense, federal agency, first responder, and commercial applications. What makes Zenith Aerotech so special is our highly customized approach to designing and delivering TAS solutions to operators in stark contrast to the mass-produced, one-size-fits-all systems available from other aerospace companies.
Our secure facility is situated on 10 rural acres just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where we design, fabricate, assemble, and test each of our units. Our 84,000-square-foot facility allows for work on multiple projects and the ability to provide compartmentalization for sensitive applications.
Zenith Aerotech’s product portfolio is built around the Tethered Aerial System (TAS). Each TAS incorporates a multi-rotor Tethered Aerial Vehicle (TAV) and a Ground Power Unit (GPU), which also serves as a tether management system. The GPU runs on 110/22VAC input, and its system control/data downlink is delivered by encrypted RF via wire or fiber optic cable.
Our team of experienced engineers and managers boasts a deep understanding of tethered flight vehicles, power electronics, embedded systems design, and various sensors. Zenith Aerotech also provides customized user interface design and integration of specialized payloads.
Zenith Aerotech goes above and beyond the typical supplier, offering an array of inhouse services. These include—but are not limited to—mechanical engineering, power electronics design and manufacturing, software and user interface development, fabrication and assembly, prototyping and testing, customer requirements definition, and project management.
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Zenith Aerotech is an Afton, Virginia-based company that designs and builds Tethered Aerial Vehicles (TAVs) for use in public safety, defense, industrial, and media applications. We leverage a deep understanding TAV operation, components, and technologies to provide highly customizable solutions.