Wireless Power For Aerial Robots

My senior capstone project at the University of Utah was to demonstrate the feasibility of wirelessly transferring power to a UAV enabling it to hover indefinitely. With our approach, power is transferred wirelessly using magnetically coupled resonators and then high frequency AC is conditioned to DC for the quadcopter. I modeled and fabricated the wireless power transfer system, assisted building the power conditioning system and quadcopter, and designed and built the Design Day demos.

Design day demonstration (1).

Design day demonstration (2).

Design day demonstration (3).

Lab benchtop demonstration.