SolarDrone (NTU), Allowing Drones to Explore Unexplored Frontiers Launches at CES 2018

SolarDrone, established from the laboratory of National Taiwan University, teamed up with experts in photovoltaic and UAV technologies to tackle the enduring problem of drone flight time. The product will be showcased at CES2018 Eureka Startup Marketplace (booth#52105), where some of the newest technology trends are featured.

SolarDrone’s solar-powered quadcopters have been re-designed, re-engineered, and reprogrammed to be able to extend its flight time from less than 30mins to hours. In order to achieve this feat, the team focused on developing a lightweight form factor and sufficient power harvested from the solar panels. SolarDrone’s flight time extension not only increases pleasure for recreational drone usage, but also opens up possible new applications in agricultural, security, rescue, and exploration.

Key features:

1. Hours of continuous flight
2. Excellent safety – No gasoline/battery, no explosion
3. Foldable frame and solar module – Easy for transportation and convenience
4. Gimbal stabilized – 4K/HD videos, 16M photos
5. Vertically take-off and landing – No need for runways

“At SolarDrone, we have combined the domain knowledge in the areas of photovoltaics, control, and communications to significantly extend the flight time of drones.” says Dr. Ching-Fuh Lin Founder, SolarDrone. “With this achievement it opens up the unlimited possibilities of what drones can do in the future.”

For more information, visit: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~lincf/index.html