Industry White Paper

DCM for Tethered UAV Applications

August 28, 2020 by Vicor Download PDF

Whitepaper Overview

Recently, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has become increasingly popular, not only in military settings but also in commercial applications. The use of drones opens up a wide range of opportunities for more effective support from the air.

As the performance of UAVs improves, they are entering the consumer package delivery segment, formerly reserved for manned vehicles and foot delivery. Such airborne delivery methods improve delivery reach in cases where rough terrain or flooding might otherwise block access.

In most cases, a UAV is referred to as a flying machine with remote control powered by a rechargeable battery. A UAV with a battery has limited energy stored onboard, and therefore has finite flight time. UAVs whose missions involve finite airspace, however, can use power provided by a cable to enable unlimited flight time.

In this white paper from Vicor, explore how Vicor DCMs can be used to create an optimum solution for demanding UAV applications.

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