Tethered Aerostat

The Aerostat is an unmanned, aerodynamically shaped vehicle that uses mainly buoyant forces to maintain an elevated position, and uses active control for stabilization. The Aerostat is made of a large fabric envelope filled with helium gas. It is fixed to the ground using a tether and is capable of carrying a payload, which is typically a camera system.


Security, Defence, marketing

Intellectual Property


Technology Field

Defence, Peace, Safety and Security

Business Opportunity

Technology available for licensing. A partnering opportunity.

Technology Description

Manufacturing facilities

Benefits & Advantages

The platform is self stabilzed and provides both bouyant and aerodynamic lift thus making it able to lift larger payloads for a smaller volume compared to conventional Aerostats.


John Monk, Duncan Higgs, Jeanne Marie Roux