Drones and Aerial Data Collection System ADCS

Our autonomous Aerial Data Collection System ADCS applies highly sophisticated software and hardware, focused on centralized management, autonomous flight programming, specific mission planning, collection, storage and Real-time data analysis.

To make flights, the system uses intelligent drones (UAVs), equipped with the latest technologies for detection, identification, capture and transmission of all types of information required. Centralized data management and storage allow simultaneous operation with an unlimited number of UAVs. All collected data, flight diaries and telemetry are stored in high security servers (Cloud) directly or through terrestrial bases (Nidos) for immediate or later analysis. The flights can be piloted directly by remote control (RC) or programmed as autonomous from Mobile Control Center or Control Center.

The system integrates the following technologies:

  • Smart UAVs (drones)
  • Mobile nests without / with tethering
  • Stationary nests without / with tethering
  • Anti Drones Defense
  • Augmented Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Secure Communication
  • Device Authentication
  • Mobile Control Center
  • Control Center (Cloud Control Center)



The Aerial Data Collection System ADCS is modular and its design is adaptable to any task of surveillance, control, detection, search, recognition, collection and analysis of data in real time. The delivery and installation of the ADCS system to the client includes the corresponding professional training for its operators.

Detailed description of ADCS system in pdf format HERE.

Drones Argus Predator and Scout


The different versions of the Drones Argus (UAV) weigh between 10 and 20 kg (with batteries) and can carry a payload from 2 to 7 kg. The flight time with electric power (batteries) of the basic version, depending on the payload, is about 25 min with a flight speed of up to 55 km / h.

They are manufactured with highly resistant materials and waterproof finish. In series depending on the version they are equipped with different types of cameras and with an independent safety system for emergencies.

Our technological advances allow us to offer the Argus UAV versions with different autonomy and flight speed, configure the software together with the technological equipment of the customized UAVs and adapt the operational capacity of the ADCS system according to the specific requirements of the end user.


Wide range of uses of Free Horizons drones and technical data – Catalog 2022 HERE

Tethered Station


The Tethered Station is our unique product.


The station is equipped with a cable and reel, which allows to release the drone up to 100 m (depending on the type of drone and its load capacity). The drone motors are powered by the cable and at the same time the batteries are recharged in the second branch by means of the internal system (BMS). Thus, the drone can fly practically indefinitely.

Tethered Station is patented under number 309014.


Detailed description of Tethered Station in pdf format HERE.

Machine learning

It is formally the subfield of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It can be used for gaining high-level understanding of digital images or videos. In Free Horizons, we use ML in these instances
  • As a part of CV for recognizing objects, faces etc. in static images or videos. This solves mainly classification problem, which can’t be solved by traditional algorithmic approach.
  • Potentially it can be used for aircraft control in a “smart” way based on perception system.
  • In case of mapping area purposes from top view we use it for finding anomalies in perceived data.
  • NVIDIA VisionWorks – for post-processing images and adding more semantics to images.
Motion prediction using NVIDA VisionWorks.

Motion prediction using NVIDA VisionWorks.

Feature detector using NVIDA VisionWorks.

Feature detector using NVIDA VisionWorks.

Classification of object in image based on pre-trained set.

Classification of object in image based on pre-trained set.

AR Glasses

Augmented reality is using technology to superimpose information into the real-world we can see and hear. For example, images and sounds are superimposed over that what the user can see and hear. There is a perfect combination of FPV from drone with telemetry and real view in action. One representative of these devices is Epson Moverio. The Moverio combines glasses with augmented reality based on OLED display and small computer with various sensors. This device based on Android operating system can be easily connected via Wi-Fi.  Thanks to integration with GPS module we can provide to the user detected position towards the UAV.

Photo gallery

Demonstrations of our drones and technologies

We attracted a lot of attention at the fair Milipol Paris 2021
(The most important event of the year focused on security and defense organized under the auspices of the French Ministry of the Interior)

Presentation for the Ministry of the Interior and the Police Directorate in Croatia (2021)

Presentations for defense and security forces and industry in Bulgaria (2021)


Video-gallery Free Horizons HERE


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Office Brno: Ondrova 13/21, 635 00 Brno-Kníničky, Czech Republic

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