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Lasers to recharge UAV's

Hovermn

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I searched the forum before posting this expecting to find something, and maybe I missed it, but couldn't find anything to my surprise. I subscribe to Popular Mechanics, and this month's mag. had an artical about how the military is using lasers to recharge UAV's. It was a short blurb, but was pretty cool to see, and honestly felt like a baby step closer to Tesla's dream ;-) I'd post a link to the article, but I'm unfamiliar with the rules regarding links to other sites.
 

lasersbee

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You can also do a Google search on Laser energized UAVs..
I've read quite a few articles on the subject.

You can post links on the Forum using the "Insert Link" icon
in the Quick Relpy window.


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Thanks for sharing, I had heard about the concept, but completely missed this article. I am going to have to renew my subscription :)
 
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Atomicrox

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It's not a UAV but these can be powered by a 200mW laser just fine :) It's cool to "remote control" them with lasers.
 

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It is interesting but I don't see why not put the photo cells on top of the drone and use the sun to recharge the battery...!!!
 

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Well, with that particular uav used in the indoor 48-hour demonstration, it could only run two hours before needing a recharge. So it wouldn't be useful for very long at night without the sun to charge it.
 




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