A Novel Energy Harvester for Powering Small UAVs: Performance Analysis, Model Validation and Flight Results

Patrizia Livreri, Rocco Citroni, Franco Di Paolo

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Abstract

The proposed work aims at exploring and developing new strategies to extend missionparameters (measured as travel distance and mission duration (MD)) of a new class of unmannedvehicles, named Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). In this paper, a new analytical model, identifyingall factors, which determine the MAV power consumption, is presented. Starting from the newmodel, the design of a nanoarray energy harvester, based on plasmonics nano-antenna technology isproposed. The preliminary study was based on a 22,066,058 22,066,058 62,800-dipole rectenna arrayproducing an output power level of 84.14 mW, and an energy value of 2572 J under a power densityof 100 mW/cm2 and a resonant frequency of 350 THz as input conditions. The preliminary analyticalresults show a possible recharge of an ultra-fast rechargeable battery on board of a MAV and an MDimprovement of 16.30 min.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine22
RivistaSensors
Volume19
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

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resonant frequencies
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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
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A Novel Energy Harvester for Powering Small UAVs: Performance Analysis, Model Validation and Flight Results. / Livreri, Patrizia; Citroni, Rocco; Di Paolo, Franco.

In: Sensors, Vol. 19, 2019.

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