SOURCE: Cyber Defense Systems, Inc.

September 21, 2007 08:30 ET

Cyber Defense Broadcast First Satellite Uplink Video From a CyberBug B to the Florida Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - September 21, 2007) - Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYDF) announced multiple flights utilizing live satellite feed into the internet and directly into the main situation room in the Florida Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Tallahassee, FL. The test flight represented the first time live video feed was uplinked to a satellite from an unmanned aerial vehicle to the Florida Emergency Operations Center in Tallahassee, FL. The test flight was part of a joint Florida Atlantic University and University of Central Florida Project funded by the Federal Highway Administration and managed through the Florida Department of Transportation. The goal is to develop and test initial procedures for deploying an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) into FAA designated restricted airspace for the purpose of emergency management surveillance of infrastructure in a post disaster environment.

1. The main situation room in the Florida Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Tallahassee, FL. Attendees: John Fleming; Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Communications Manager, William Stoye; James Montague; DEM Communications Engineer

2. The University of Central Florida-Civil Engineering's Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS) in Orlando, FL. Attendee: Jack Selter; CATSS Director

3. The Florida Atlantic University-Civil Engineering's Center for Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security (CITSS), Jupiter, FL. Attendee: Stephen Miller, CITSS Associate Director for Research Programs and Services

"We are very pleased to be working on this project with the professionals from the Florida Department of Emergency Management, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Cyber Defense Corporation. This partnership represents how end users of this type of system and the technology developer, along with the applied research capability of the Universities, creates a valuable team that can develop a product that will deliver maximum value to those who use the system," according to Jack Selter, Director of the Advanced Transportation Center at the University of Central Florida.

The UAS test flight at Avon Park included multiple day and evening flights utilizing both color and low lights camera technology at the request of the Florida Department of Emergency Management. Smaller and remote controlled unmanned aerial systems can prove to be a viable asset to local and state emergency management officials and first responders in post disaster surveillance.

"This was an outstanding field test illustrating value of an unmanned vehicle system streaming video via satellite for post disaster assessment when ground communications are disrupted," said Stephen Miller of Florida Atlantic University.

"This exercise shows the capability of the CyberBug and how it can be effectively used in emergency and disaster situations to save lives. We hope to see the CyberBugs used by emergency services around the world," said Billy Robinson CEO of Cyber Defense Systems, Inc.

ABOUT CYBER DEFENSE SYSTEMS

Cyber Defense Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CYDF) (http://www.cduav.com) is designing and building a new generation of UAVs. Cyber Defense, located in St. Petersburg, FL, is currently marketing airships and their CyberBug™ UAVs to various branches of the U.S. government and U.S. allies as multi-use platform vehicles capable of deployment in surveillance and communication operations.

Techsphere Systems International, Inc. ("TSI") (http://www.techsphere.us) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cyber Defense. TSI, located in Columbus, GA, is a manufacturer of low and mid altitude airships. Together with their teaming companies, Techsphere designs and builds unique airship platforms for use in many areas including surveillance, the military and wireless communications. The current SA 60 spherical airship design holds the world altitude record at over 20,000 feet.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Cyber Defense Systems, Inc.
    Billy Robinson
    727-577-0878
    billy@cduav.com

    Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS) - University
    of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
    Jack Selter
    CATSS Director
    407 823 2272
    jselter@mail.ucf.edu

    Intermodal Transportation Safety and Security (CITSS), Florida Atlantic
    University in Jupiter, FL.
    Stephen Miller
    CITSS Associate Director for Research Programs and Services
    561 799 8571
    stmiller@fau.edu