Hover-in-place Drones Powered Through High-Voltage Tether

Article By : Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

To enable a thinner and lighter tether, power must be delivered from the host ship to the drone at very high voltage and low current. This allows greater mobility and heavier aircraft payloads, which leads to improved communications and surveillance.

Dragonfly Pictures (DPI) has developed a new class of drones, the tethered hover-in-place drone. This new vertical take-off drone is weatherproof and can stay in the air for long periods of time. The drone uses a flexible cable as a...

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