Israeli RT LTA Systems has obtained a patent for a new portable and light weighted winch for the Skystar 100 Mini Aerostat System.
The patented winch has automatic following wind direction 360 degree rotation ability, as well as an advanced cable transmission mechanism which protects the optical fiber and extends the cable life, the company announced today.
The new patented winch combines an enhanced alert system, which alerts the operator if the tension is too high or too low, thus prevents system breakdown.
Built as one unit that combines all; winch, cable and energy source, the new patented winch is not dependent on an external energy source and stands on its own.
Rami Shmueli, RT's CEO, said, “The new winch will allow the use of sophisticated and enhanced payloads that have never been installed on such a small aerostat before. This will allow a wider range of uses of the Aerostat."