Wireless tech company Global Energy Transmission (GET) has found a way to use an electromagnetic field to keep drones in the air indefinitely — and the potential impact of the tech is hard to overstate.
The days of landing a drone to recharge could be coming to an end.
GET has found a way to create a “power cloud” that can charge a drone while it’s in flight.
The system comprises a ground-based power station with a frame of wires positioned in a roughly circular shape. When turned on, this creates an electromagnetic field in the air near the station.
A drone equipped with a special antennae charges by flying into the range of the power cloud. Eight minutes of charge time translates to 30 minutes of flight.
One of GET’s power stations and two customized drones, each capable of carrying 7 kilograms (15.4 pounds), currently costs $120,000.
So a drone that never needs to land would be amazingly beneficial for movie-making, sports coverage, package delivery and in search and rescue operations.
Reference- Futurism, GET website