Adding Solar To Your UAV Just Got Easier

Many aircraft companies are incorporating solar into their initial UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or drone design or retrofitting it to their UAV wings by customer request. Why add solar to a UAV? The benefits include increased endurance, increased power and greater capabilities. This translates to the ability to fly longer or carry more payload. With [...]

May 24, 2017|

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

One of the most exciting policy changes currently being discussed in the UAV industry is the extension of flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). BVLOS flights are important because they can allow UAVs to cover much greater distances thereby improving the economics and feasibility of most commercial operations. These include package delivery, pipeline and [...]

April 23, 2017|

Alta Devices hosts Bob Parks (Aurora Flight Sciences)

Last night Alta Devices hosted the February meeting of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI. AUVSI is the Association of Unmanned Vehicles and the largest body representing the UAS industry. Bob Parks, Sr. Technical Fellow at Aurora Flight Sciences, gave a fascinating talk as the night’s guest presenter. Beginning as a graduate of both MIT and [...]

March 2, 2017|

Alta’s Solar Technology to Power C-Astral’s Next Generation UAVs

Alta Devices and C-Astral announced that Alta’s world-record-breaking solar technology is going to be powering C-Astral’s next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Alta devices produces the world’s thinnest, lightest, and most efficient single and dual junction solar material in the world. When incorporated into C-Astral’s newest UAV, this technology was able to extend the [...]

November 11, 2016|

Congratulations to Solar Impulse 2

On Saturday April 23rd, Solar Impulse 2 crossed the Pacific completing its ninth leg on a journey around the world without using a drop of fuel. This journey marks a new era in aviation – one that is based entirely on renewable energy. On behalf of everyone at Alta Devices, we congratulate Andre Borschberg, Bertrand [...]

April 28, 2016|