Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back 2025 Expeditionary Power Vision, Extending the Endurance of Solar Powered UAVs using Thin Film Cells
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Michael, Sherif N.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
The focus of this research is to design, develop and test an extended endurance UAV with enhanced capabilities that would be suitable for a wide range of Navy, Marines and special Operation missions. This will be accomplished by researching and selecting the most appropriate unmanned air vehicles that are currently utilized by the US Navy in order to meet all the requirements of this goal.
Research tasks will include investigating current state-of-the-art commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) flexible and rigid solar cells and power converters that combine ruggedness, high efficiency and weight conservation, and can be re-engineered and optimized for use in Navy/Marine UAV applications, with special emphasis on the Puma & Raven UAVs. The research work will include testing of a solar powered UAV capable of extended long flights of more than five folds its current endurance.
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