Research India Publications
Laser power beaming uses electricity from a common power source, such as the electrical grid or a portable generator and converts it into light via a laser. This laser beam is then shaped with a set of optics, and directed to a remote photovoltaic receiver. The photovoltaic receiver intensity is equal to laser beam intensity to minimize the time of recharge. One of the main limitations of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is poor endurance. VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) vehicles such as helicopters, quadcopter face even greater endurance challenges due to their inherently less efficient nature as compared to fixed wing aircraft.