17 May 2016 Charging system using solar panels and a highly resonant wireless power transfer model for small UAS applications
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The use of a wireless charging system for small, unmanned aircraft system applications is useful for both military and commercial consumers. An efficient way to keep the aircraft’s batteries charged without interrupting flight would be highly marketable. While the general concepts behind highly resonant wireless power transfer are discussed in a few publications, the details behind the system designs are not available even in academic journals, especially in relation to avionics. Combining a highly resonant charging system with a solar panel charging system can produce enough power to extend the flight time of a small, unmanned aircraft system without interruption. This paper provides an overview of a few of the wireless-charging technologies currently available and outlines a preliminary design for an aircraft-mounted battery charging system.
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Sydney N. Hallman, Robert C. Huck, James J. Sluss, "Charging system using solar panels and a highly resonant wireless power transfer model for small UAS applications", Proc. SPIE 9865, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 98650F (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2222163; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2222163
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