Drone delivery is moving beyond science fiction, and fast-becoming a realistic aspect of our future. Studies show that drone delivery would not only be a faster method of moving packages, but an eco-friendly delivery method, because they do not burn fuel like delivery trucks.
Numerous and stiff modern regulation obstacles surrounding drones are restricting drone normalization and integration from happening, but this is not stopping companies like Air Bus, Alphabet, UPS, and Domino’s Pizza from investing in drone test runs, and developing delivery methods and platforms. Zipline – a drone delivery system that delivers blood and vaccines to rural hospitals in Rwanda –that launched in October 2016, is a prime example of the potential drone applications can offer.
Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration requires drones to stay within the line of sight of their operators for safety purposes, as potential hazards include collision with planes, power lines, people or other objects on the ground. Additionally, as most drones are powered by lithium-ion batteries, they are equipped with protection mechanisms, like battery management systems, to ensure voltage, current and temperature all stay within design limitations. Hence, to develop successful drones, drone manufactures need to put safety, performance and charging at the top of their priority list.
In this feature article, An Unsuspected Driver of the Fate of Drone Deliver: Battery Management, Delta-Q’s Director of Business Development, Rod Dayrit, discusses how operators are turning towards battery management systems to help them meet performance goals and monitor power delivery, whilst protecting the drone, the battery, and the drone operator.
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About Delta-Q Technologies
Delta-Q Technologies, a leading provider of battery charging solutions that improve the performance and reliability of electric drive vehicles and industrial equipment, has over 20 years of experience helping tier 1 OEMs electrify their products, while its engineering team has a combined experience of over 60 years working with CAN programming and telematic systems. The company has become the supplier of choice to many of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric golf cars, lift trucks, aerial work platforms, motorcycles and scooters, floor care machines, and utility and recreational vehicles. Delta-Q is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with a local presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.delta-q.com.