Each Zenith AeroTech tethered aircraft system is an optimized integration of a tethered aerial vehicle, its payload, a ground power unit, and a remote control device. These components work together as follows:


Arriving at the target area, the user removes the TAV with its payload from a portable or vehicle-mounted case and connects it to its tether cable, drawn from the collocated ground power unit.


The user launches and operates the TAV in either manual or automatic control mode, using a wireless remote control device to effect continuous RF-transmission of flight and telemetry commands, as well as sensor data to one or multiple selected viewers.