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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...
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...