Defense Drone Problem

Battery-powered drones cannot complete vital missions

  • With an average flight time under 30 minutes, battery-powered drones and sUAS platforms cannot complete long and variable-duration missions

  • Battery limitations prevent drone support for missions involving ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), security, emergency response and tactical communications.

  • On-ground recharging results in long downtimes, a critical risk for safety-related missions.

 

 

 

 

Persistent Power | Extended Range | Automatic Targeting | In-Flight Recharging

 

When integrated with a long-range wireless power system from AeroCharge, a battery-powered drone can fly autonomously for many hours without landing.

Inventory Tracking Problem

The ground transmitter uses RF power beaming to generate power and steer it to a device. The receiver collects the energy and powers the device while in operation.

Costs

AeroCharge wireless power transmission allows drones to fly out of range of the power beam and return for in-flight charging.

poor and outdated data

Line of sight is not needed to transmit and receive power. The beam can travel through plastic, glass, cardboard and other materials.

poor and outdated data

 

Current System

Delivered Power 300 Watts
Max Transmit Distance 20 meters
Antenna Array Diameter up to 1 meter
Target Receiver Efficiency up to 70%
Receiver Output Voltage up to 24V
Frequency Upon Request
Other Features

Static drone power delivery
Automated beam steering
High-precision beam pointing

 

System in Development

Delivered Power 1000 Watts
Max Transmit Distance 100 meters
Antenna Array Diameter up to 1 meter
Target Receiver Efficiency up to 70%
Receiver Output Voltage up to 24V
Frequency Upon Request
Other Features

Dynamic drone tracking
Dynamic power delivery
Automated beam steering
High-precision beam pointing

 

AeroCharge wireless power transfer outperforms tethered drones

AeroCharge Wireless Power

Feature

Tethered Drone

Yes

Continuous power from ground source

Yes

Yes

Drone can fly beyond ground power range

No

Yes

Power transmission method conceals source location 

No

Yes

Maneuverable in dense environments (urban/forest/jungle) 

No

 

Technology Integration

 

 

1. Phased-array antenna power transmitter and rectenna receiver are designed to meet requirements for each sUAS platform

2. Receiver integrates into underside of drone to receive power and charge battery

3. Transmitter is paired with receiver to conduct continuous wireless energy transfer using RF power beaming

 

Use Cases

 

Force Protection

Defense ISR

HMI Formations

Facility Security

Emergency Response

Energy Relay

Search and Rescue

Tactical Communications

Event Security

 

 

Ready to enhance your drone platform with long-range wireless power?