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Laser Power Beaming
INTRODUCTION Methods of wireless delivery of electric power have been discussed for over a century. Only in the last decade have such systems been brought to reality. Consumer...
January 14, 2019 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, matt leonard, 5 september 2018
Army Looks Into Laser-Powered Drones
Even as drone technology advances, power constraints limit the amount of equipment unmanned systems can carry, as well as the time they can stay in the air. Some drone systems,...
December 3, 2018 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Marco Margaritoff, 2 August 2018
DARPA Taps Silent Falcon to Develop Midair, Laser-Based Drone Charging
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) arguably develops some of the most technologically advanced systems known to man, and its latest endeavor certainly continues...
December 3, 2018 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, Joseph Trevithick, 9 November 2018
The Army Wants Its Brigades To Be Able To Fight For An Entire Week Without Resupply
Concerns are growing throughout the U.S. military about the potential difficulties in rapidly deploying large amounts of personnel and equipment into a theater of operations under...
November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Laser-Powered Robot Insect Achieves Lift-Off
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot that moves is constrained in one way or another...
June 5, 2017 | Source: University of Maryland, research.umd.edu, 7 Mar 2017
UMD Invention Tackles Remote Wireless Power Delivery
As our personal collections of electronic devices grow, so does the demand for available wall outlets and the unsightly—and potentially dangerous—tangle of power cords. A...
November 9, 2016 | Source: Imperial College London, Colin Smith
Flying Drones Could Recharge Wirelessly in Mid-Air
Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could in theory allow flying drones to...
August 25, 2015 | Source: Dr. R.P. Fischer, Dr. A. Ting, and Dr. P. Sprangle, Naval Science & Technology Future Force
Using High-Power Lasers to Recharge Remotely
Advances in laser and photovoltaic converter technologies may allow high-power wireless recharging of platforms and sensors at extended ranges. These remote platforms may include...
August 24, 2015 | Source: Margaret Zavarelli, Naval Science & Technology Future Force
Wireless Power Transfer… Underwater
Cross-functional engineering teams across the Navy are working on underwater wireless energy transfer systems that charge unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to continue the...
May 29, 2015 | Source: National Defense Magazine
Underwater Drone Manufacturers Eye New Power Technologies
Underwater drones have been used for everything from environmental research to scouring the ocean floor for wreckage of crashed airplanes. They are able to go where manned vessels...