We are CyPhy Works. CyPhy (pronounced Sci-Fi) is an amalgam of cyber and physical. Works means our products work for you, get work done, and simply work better. In short, we make cyber physical systems that solve problems that don’t yet have solutions.
While we love technology, our work begins and ends with people. That understanding is the reason CyPhy exists: to build a team whose sole focus is creating aerial robots that empower people to tackle the problems of tomorrow.
With the robot’s direct connection to the Ground Control Station (GCS), loss of command and control isn’t a concern. It’s actually our tether that sets us head and shoulders above the competition.
Continuous, unbroken, 720p, 30fps, HD video. Not just high-definition resolution, it’s actually high-quality video.
The robot and the GCS are directly connected to each other. So communications can’t be intercepted because there’s nothing broadcasted.
The direct connection between the robot and GCS means our communications can’t be jammed because the system doesn’t rely on radio frequency (RF) communications.
Our power system can deliver up to 1000W peak, and 800W of power indefinitely.
CyPhy Works’ microfilament technology* sets our flying robots apart. The combination of reliable, consistent, high-speed data and continuous power erases the most formidable problems facing unmanned systems today. Plus, our microfilament is impervious to jamming and unaffected by water, power lines, and other possible interferences And because the microfilament directly connects the robot to its Ground Control Station (GCS), communications can’t be intercepted, spoofed, or otherwise compromised, leading to world-class data security.
*US Patent Nos. 7,510,142; 7,631,834.
It’s a tether in the same way a tank is a “vehicle.” Our microfilament enables free movement and unlimited flight time. And unlike other tethered systems, ours boasts robust command and control, enabling high-quality, full frame rate, unbroken, high-definition video. Our microfilament also contains a strengthening element that can perform the traditional role of a tether, if needed. While it is technically a tether, it’s also so much more.
CyPhy Works’ microfilament is superfine — more like fishing line than typical wire — and it has to be if it’s going to be used with air vehicles. However, small cables normally mean low power throughput, and poor communications. CyPhy Works’ patented system flips that dynamic. We get high power and high-definition communications through a tiny cable. Thanks to novel electronics our thin, lightweight cable enables mobility. Mobility empowers you.
CyPhy Works microfilament is managed differently*, depending on the product and its primary mission. PARC is a station-keeping platform, intended to hover in a desired area, or to travel in formation with a ground vehicle on the move. Therefore, its microfilament is actively spooled from a ground unit to keep a constant tension on the microfilament in the face of changing wind conditions. Pocket Flyer is designed to move dynamically through its environment, conducting investigations inside structures. Its microfilament is spooled passively from the vehicle so it has full freedom of motion. This disposable microfilament is not under tension and because it is being played out constantly – it never tangles nor does it break.
*US Patent No. 9,290,269.