Why we exist

The name CyPhy Works comes from this – CyPhy (pronounced: Sci-Fi) is a contraction of Cyber and Physical. And Works is intended to incorporate all of its possible meanings. We want to make cyber physical systems that work for and empower people.

We are technology lovers at heart, but we know that it all begins and ends with people, and that is the basis of our company and the foundations of our mission statement:

  • Our community inspires
  • Our team creates
  • Our robots empower
Why we exist

High Definition Video

Continuous, unbroken, 720p, 30fps, HD video. Not just high definition resolution, it’s actually high-quality video.

Secure Communication

The robot and the GCS are directly connected to each other. The communications can’t be intercepted because it isn’t radiated into the environment.

Unjammable

The robot and the GCS are directly connected to each other. The communications can’t be jammed because the system doesn’t rely on RF comms.

Unlimited Duration

The power system can deliver up to 1000W peak and 800W of power indefinitely.

Reliable Command and Control

The robot and the GCS are directly connected to each other. Loss of command and control of the robot never happens because the system doesn’t rely on RF comms.


Introduction to Microfilament Technology

CyPhy Works’ microfilament technology gives revolutionary capabilities to our flying robots. The combination of reliable, consistent, high speed data with continuous power solves most of the operational problems that unmanned systems currently face. The microfilament is impervious to jamming while unaffected by water, power lines, etc. Additionally, because the microfilament directly connects the robot to its Ground Control Station (GCS), communications cannot be intercepted, spoofed, or otherwise compromised from a data security perspective.

It’s okay to say the “T” word…

We differentiate microfilament from traditional tethered systems because it enables movement and unlimited time of flight. It also enables more robust command and control, and it enables high quality, full frame rate, unbroken, High Definition video. However our microfilament also contains a strengthening element that can perform the traditional role of a tether if the application requires it. So it’s okay to call it a tether, but don’t let it constrain your imagination!

What’s so special about it?

CyPhy Works’ microfilament is tiny, more comparable to fishing line than to typical wire; and it has to be if it’s going to be used with air vehicles. However, as we all know, when you make a cable small, it is extremely difficult to get high power throughput, and communications can be challenging as well. The magic in CyPhy Works’ patented system is the ability to get so much power and comms through such a tiny cable. The novel electronics enable use of the tiny cable. The tiny cable enables mobility. Mobility empowers users.

Spooling from the vehicle…

The microfilament is spooled out from the EASE vehicle. Spooling out from the vehicle means that the air vehicle’s movement is never restricted by the microfilament and it eliminates the possibility of snagging, binding, or otherwise tangling. Microfilament strength is not a concern because spooling from the air vehicle means the microfilament is never in tension. Additionally, the microfilament enables the use of sensors that are far superior, with higher data throughput than what other micro UASs are able to carry as a payload. In conjunction with this, the microfilament enables high quality, full frame rate, unbroken, High Definition video; something no other small or micro UAS can provide.