Payloads

See What You’ve Never Seen Before


The Edge™ airframe offers pilots the choice of many different interchangeable payloads.  Choose the sensors or cameras best suited for any situation.

The Edge UAS is designed to be flexible, whether you’re focused on maritime, energy, public safety, the Edge™ is the airframe with the options you want.

If you have a great new idea for a payload or have a need to fly a custom sensor we want to hear about it. Join the payload partner program and work alongside FlightWave Engineers to create the next-gen payload offerings.

Color Mapping Camera

High-Resolution Zoomable Camera
  • Sensor Orientation: Fixed, Downward Facing (“Nadir”)
  • 18 Megapixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Max Image Resolution 4896 x 3672
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • ISO Levels: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • 10x Optical Zoom
  • Horizontal Field of View (FOV): from 70° to 9°
  • Horizontal Ground Resolution at 100 meter altitude:
    • Narrow Zoom, 9° FOV, 14meter horizontal width, 0.35cm pixel width
    • Wide Zoom, 70° FOV, 144 meter horizontal width, 2.9cm pixel width

Retail Price: $2,000

Color Mapping Camera

Color Camera Mapping Array

Four Cameras Aligned for High Resolution and Large Field of View
  • Sensor Orientation: Fixed, Downward Facing (“Nadir”)

Each Camera Features:

  • 12 MegaPixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Max Image Resolution 4032×3024
  • UHD Video: 24 FPS with resolution 2880×2160 (16:9)
  • High Speed Video: 120 FPS with resolution 1280×720 (16:9)
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • Auto Exposure Lock

Full Array Capabilities:

  • The four cameras together allow for the following features
  • Array Horizontal Field of View (FOV): 42°
  • Array Horizontal Ground Resolution at 100 meters altitude:
    • 42° FOV, 78 meters horizontal width, 1.0cm pixel width
    • Array Max Resolution: 8064×6048 (48 MegaPixels)

Retail Price: $2,000

Color Camera Mapping Array

Gimbal-Stabilized Color Camera

Two-Axis Gimbal Stabilization for Dual High Resolution Cameras

Camera Features:

  • 12 MegaPixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Max Image Resolution 4032×3024
  • UHD Video: 24 FPS with resolution 2880×2160 (16:9)
  • High Speed Video: 120 FPS at 1280×720 (16:9)
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • Auto Exposure Lock

Gimbal Features:

  • Buttery Smooth Pitch-Roll Stabilized with Brushless Gimbal motors
  • Roll Range: ±60°, Tilt Range: +40 to -120°
  • Camera 1: Narrow Zoom, 14° Horizontal Field of View (FOV)
  • Camera 2: Wide Zoom, 42° Horizontal Field of View (FOV)

Real Time Video:

  • VGA Resolution Video, 5km Range
  • Full resolution video stored on board SD Cards

Retail Price: $2,000

Gimbal-Stabilized Color Camera
Color Mapping Camera
Color Camera Mapping Array
Gimbal-Stabilized Color Camera

Color and Thermal Mapping Array

High Resolution Color Camera and Scientific-Grade Radiometric Thermal Camera
  • Sensor Orientation: Fixed, Downward Facing (“Nadir”)

Thermal Camera:

  • Image Resolution: 640×512
  • Absolute Thermal Accuracy: ±0.1 °C
  • Uncooled Thermal Sensor
  • Spectral Band: Long Wave IR 7.5-13.5µm
  • Max Image Frequency: 9 frames per second
  • Horizontal Field of View (FOV): 45°
  • Horizontal Ground Resolution at 100 meters:
    • 45° FOV, 83 meters horizontal FOV, 12.9cm pixel width

Color Camera:

  • 12 MegaPixel Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Max Image Resolution 4032×3024
  • UHD Video: 24 FPS with resolution 2880×2160 (16:9)
  • High Speed Video: 120 FPS at 1280×720 (16:9)
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • Auto Exposure Lock
  • Horizontal Field of View (FOV): 42°
  • Horizontal Ground Resolution at 100 meters altitude:
    • 42° FOV, 78 meters horizontal width, 1.9cm pixel width

Retail Price: $7,000

Color & Thermal Mapping Array

Gimbal-Stabilized Color and Thermal Camera

Two-Axis Gimbal Stabilization for Day and Night Imaging

Color Camera:

  • 720P 24FPS Video
  • Optical Zoom 6.8X
  • Horizontal FOV: 30° to 4.7°

Thermal Camera:

  • Video Resolution: 640×512
  • Horizontal FOV: 32°
  • Absolute Thermal Accuracy: ±5.0 °C (The drift that might occur over time between frames of video)
  • Relative Thermal Accuracy: ±0.2 °C (The accuracy within each frame of video)
  • Uncooled Thermal Sensor
  • Spectral Band: Long Wave IR 7-14µm

Retail Price: $12,000

Gimbal-Stabilized Color & Thermal Camera

Multispectral Mapping Array

Four Single-Band Cameras Plus One RGB-Color Mapping Camera
  • Sensor Orientation: Fixed, Downward Facing (“Nadir”)

Multispectral Bands

  • Green, Peak 550nm, range from 515nm to 565nm
  • Red, Peak 660nm, range from 630nm to 675nm
  • Red Edge, Peak 735nm, range from 720nm to 740nm
  • Near Infrared, Peak 790nm, range from 760nm to 805nm
  • Each Band is collected with a 1.2 MegaPixel 10bit Grayscale Global Shutter Camera
  • Max image resolution: 1280×960
  • Horizontal Field of View (FOV): 61°
  • Horizontal Ground Resolution at 100 meters:
    • 61° FOV, 120 meters Horizontal FOV, 9.3cm pixel width

Color Camera

  • RGB Color 16 MegaPixel Rolling Shutter Camera
  • Max image resolution: 4608×3456
  • Horizontal Field of View (FOV): 63°
  • Horizontal Ground Resolution at 100 meters:
    • 63° FOV, 124 meters horizontal FOV, 2.7cm pixel width

Retail Price: $6,000

Multispectral Mapping Array
Color & Thermal Mapping Array
Gimbal-Stabilized Color & Thermal Camera
Multispectral Mapping Array