Huawei, for quite some time, little by little it has been offering news that every day shows that they are more than interested in, in one way or another, entering the drone market. On this occasion the company surprises us with a system capable of charging drone batteries in flight, something very necessary with what would be achieved that their autonomy was practically unlimited.
To achieve this goal, engineers and designers are working on a platform that can be docked and so inductive, charge your batteries while these drones make their journeys. As you can see, they are not developing a completely new technology, but adapting it to the world of drones. Remember that induction charging is giving very good results in the world of smartphones.
Huawei works on an induction system capable of charging your drone's battery without the need for it to land and be connected to a power source.
As a detail, tell you that the people in charge of developing this project, during several field tests, have already managed to charge an external battery of a drone through this type of inductive coupling. According to experiment results, these were excellent since they could be tested in flight.
Going into a little more detail, apparently among the necessary modifications to carry out the experiment, highlight that it had to work with the drone battery, which had to be wrapped in copper cable, create a charging station through the use of a different copper wire, circuit and power source. Later the subject of reconfigure the electronics of the drone itself to be compatible with the original electromagnetic field of the transmitting device. To charge the drone's battery, the drone, of course, had to be flying over the charging station.
It is considering extending this technology to other fields where possible. It would therefore be an interesting way to develop wireless chargers adapted to the needs of today's world. Among its possible functions, I would highlight medicine, being able to create a miniature diagnostic device, where the energy would come from a wireless source to the human being.