Can fly at night! Boeing company patent application for solar energy
TechWeb· 2016-06-16 15:04:12
June 16th news, according to foreign media reports, the world's largest civilian and military aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the U.S. patent and Trademark Office recently applied for a patent on the solar uav. The plane flying wing aircraft, no steering wheel, ailerons and tail, there is no other control panel control. It's just a drone that people can stand on the ground for remote control. Patent design of"center" >
Boeing is unique, the horizontal end of the main wing attached to a pair of small wing and winglet is almost perpendicular to the wing, is 0.7 times the length of the wing, the aircraft can capture more low angle solar energy, in order to maintain flight run continuously, even in bad weather or it is at night.
this UAV can have been hovering at a fixed position on the high altitude, can fly at a fixed height above, can be used to transmit radio signals, mobile phone signal, microwave, TV, or Internet connection, very helpful for communication system.
as early as the Boeing company, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a similar solar aircraft. However, at high altitudes, especially in winter, due to lack of enough large area of solar panels, the absorption of low altitude areas of the sun, leading to the U.S. space agency's aircraft can not continue to operate for a long time. In particular, when the sun is covered by clouds, the battery board for a serious shortage of aircraft, it is easy to crash. (Zhou Lin)