US startups develop wireless power system to improve the life of Dajiang UAV

- Sep 07, 2018-

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    Seattle startup WiBotic is launching a wireless power system for dji commercial class drones that opens the way to seamless charging for long-acting drones.The power system can be used with high-end dji Matrice 200 and Matrice 210 uavs, and is compatible with WiBotic's power board, and is suitable for companies seeking overall solutions for the charging end of uas.

    The installation takes just 10 minutes, says WiBotic.According to WiBotic, the software-controlled cloud-compatible system can be fully charged, allowing the drone to remain in standby mode without replacing its battery. Applications include long-term safety and defense surveillance, construction site monitoring and rapid response search and rescue, as well as methane leakage detection at well sites, oil refineries and offshore drilling platforms.

    "Pairing our WiBotic wireless power systems with these new dji models creates a strong momentum for businesses," Ben watcher, WiBotic's chief executive, said at a news conference.

"Wireless power has greatly enhanced countless commercial and defense drone applications, and we are committed to making them a reality.

    The new system can recharge a standard dji Matrice 200 or 210 battery in about two hours and can be used with other drone brands.

It is designed to charge a drone when multiple wireless power stations or when multiple drones share a site network.WiBotic said it will present the system at a drone exchange at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas on September 5 solstice 7.

    Founded in 2015, the company is a spin-off from the university of Washington that provides various wireless charging and power management solutions for drones and mobile underwater robots.WiBotic's waterproof power supply board was launched last fall to provide a full charge of one to two hours for commercial drones such as the dji wu 2 series.

Last year, WiBotic raised $2.5 million in a funding round led by Chinese fund manager qingyun capital, bringing its total investment to $3.25 million.

    WiBotic was in the middle of a $1.5 million new round of funding, and five investors filed $530,000 on the filing day, according to a report to the securities and exchange commission this month.

The new round of funding will allow the company to scale up product development and continue to focus on the rapidly growing market for aerospace, mobile and maritime unmanned systems, waters said in an email.