Lasermotive Demonstrates Laser Powered UAV Helicopter

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Lasermotive, who won the space elevator power beaming contest, has demonstrated a laser powered helicopter.

The demonstration model, which uses a tethered remote-controlled helicopter, is eye-safe and has been designed to fit inside LaserMotive’s booth at the show. In lab tests conducted by LaserMotive, the laser-powered helicopter has flown for nearly two hours, making it the longest duration laser-powered helicopter flight on record. The helicopter will be flown all day long during the four-day Conference, the company said.

This is a demonstration of their goal of scaling up UAV power links

A white power on wireless power for UAVs from March 2010

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