Small 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 Device’s AnyLight™ 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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Solar Power for Small UAVs

Fly longer and carry more. That’s what every small UAV (sUAV) consumer wants. As the uses for small, electric, commercial UAVs expand, the demand for the sUAVs to stay aloft longer and carry heavier, more powerful payloads constantly increases.

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Technology Performance Brief

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Selecting Solar Technology for Fixed Wing UAVs Whitepaper

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The Alta Advantage

Unmatched Performance

by holding single and dual junction solar efficiency records at 28.8% and 31.6% respectively, we produce more power per unit area than any other solar material

Lightweight and Flexible

Lightweight & Flexible

with a solar cell thickness of 110 um, a mass of only 170 g/m2, and the ability to bend to cover curved surfaces, we are industry leading in our core design

Seamless Integration

into plastic, carbon fiber, fiberglass, or foam molding along with tailored electrical voltage and current output optimized to your power system

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CASE STUDY: 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.