Abstract Title

Recharging a Drone In-Flight through Wireless Power Transmission

Faculty Mentor Name

James Doyle, Dennis Kodimer, and Ed Post

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Poster

Abstract

Recharging a drone during flight could be a powerful step forward in the commercial use of drones. The purpose of this project is to investigate the potential capabilities of wireless power transmission to recharge drones. Inductive resonant coupling between flat spiral air coils is the method of power transfer used in this project. When the drone hovers near, or lands on, the source coil, power is transmitted, charging the drone’s battery.

This project focuses on understanding the theory of inductive resonant coupling, constructing a proof-of-concept prototype, and producing simulations to model the power transmission. At the conclusion of this project, a final report summarizing the results and overall feasibility will be produced to support future design of a commercial drone recharging system.

Poster Presentation

Location

AC1-Atrium, Eagle Gym

Start Date

3-23-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

3-23-2018 9:00 PM

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Mar 23rd, 11:00 AM Mar 23rd, 9:00 PM

Recharging a Drone In-Flight through Wireless Power Transmission

AC1-Atrium, Eagle Gym

Recharging a drone during flight could be a powerful step forward in the commercial use of drones. The purpose of this project is to investigate the potential capabilities of wireless power transmission to recharge drones. Inductive resonant coupling between flat spiral air coils is the method of power transfer used in this project. When the drone hovers near, or lands on, the source coil, power is transmitted, charging the drone’s battery.

This project focuses on understanding the theory of inductive resonant coupling, constructing a proof-of-concept prototype, and producing simulations to model the power transmission. At the conclusion of this project, a final report summarizing the results and overall feasibility will be produced to support future design of a commercial drone recharging system.

Poster Presentation