Near-field Wireless Power Transfer Technology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : A Systematical Review

Mou, Xiaolin, Gladwin, Daniel, Jiang, Jing, Li, Kang and Yang, Zhile (2022) Near-field Wireless Power Transfer Technology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles : A Systematical Review. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) technology has seen a significant boost in the past ten years and has been widely adopted in entertainment, rescue, intelligent transportation, notouch delivery, environmental monitoring and other real world applications. However, the ranging limitation due to the shortage of battery energy capacity remains a major issue hindering further development of UAVs. Wireless power transfer (WPT) technology is a new technology of great potentials in improving the endurance of UAVs. The integration of WPT into UAV not only activates the recharging of UAVs batteries, but also enables UAVs to recharge other devices. Moreover, wireless charging technology allows the device to be fully enclosed and suitable for harsh weather conditions. This paper presents a comprehensive review in regard to the state-of-the-art of nearf ield WPT technologies for UAV charging, including technologies characteristics, design issues, as well as multiple case studies. A comparative analysis of existing technologies are also presented, associated with key future research discussions of WPT for UAVs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This research is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No. 872172 TESTBED2 project, and National Science Foundation of China under grants 52077213 and 62003332.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Wireless power transfer (WPT)
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 15:30
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 15:30

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