The use of drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) is increasingly common in industry, with these acting in some situations as the “eyes and ears” of workers on sites.
The option of tethering a drone (making an Unmanned Aerial System or UAS) overcomes the usual limitations of battery life.
The Vicor DCM family is ideal in such UAS applications. These DC-DC converter modules are also able to prevent problems associated with off-grid power sources.
The converters utilise a high-frequency, zero voltage switching topology, with very high power density.
DCMs offering Low Voltage and Safety Extra Low Voltage options, and generate an isolated, regulated output.