Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Systems

Fly All Day: Endurance is Everything.

For small, unmanned systems, increased endurance means less risk of damage to the aircraft and the ability to cover more ground. Alta Devices’ AnyLightâ„¢ power technology gives you as much as 5X more daytime endurance, and at one gram per watt of power, has virtually no impact on aerodynamics.

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Selecting Solar Technology for Fixed Wing UAVs

Adding solar can greatly extend the endurance and range of fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

The Alta Advantage

INCREASED ENDURANCE

Alta holds both the single-junction and dual-junction cell solar efficiency world records at 28.8% and 31.6% respectively. That translates to an unmatched power density of over 250 W/m2.

LIGHTWEIGHT

With a mass of around 240 g/m2, saying our cells are light weight may be an understatement considering they weigh 20x less than a sheet of paper.

SEAMLESS INTEGRATION

Our cells can be integrated directly into carbon fiber and fiberglass molding to ensure a smooth and aerodynamic surface.

Learn more about AnyLightTM Technology for Unmanned Systems

Single Cell Technology Brief


UAVs Application Brief


Case Studies

AeroVironment Puma AE

ISSUE:

AeroVironment’s Puma is a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed to be hand launched. Typically the Puma only has an endurance of 2-3 hours.

SOLUTION:

With Alta Devices’ technology, AeroVironment has the ability to increase the Puma fly time by 6-7 hours — to over 9 hours. Now they can ensure all-day surveillance that can help save lives.

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