Our VP of Marketing & Business Development, Jeff VanZwol, wrote an article for Machine Design that explores the battery options that available for smaller unmanned aerial vehicles and drones.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones come in all sizes, ranging from hand-launched micro-UAVs to large-scale versions that utilize jet propulsion, internal combustion engines, or electric motors. When it comes to micro-UAVs and smaller format UAVs, the most common method power is Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery configurations that power the electric motors. Common requirements for UAV batteries include high energy/weight ratio, high discharge rates (five-minute to two-hour missions), resilience to shock and vibration, and fuel gauging to indicate remaining mission time.
Read full article “Design Essentials: For UAVs and Drones, Batteries are Included”.