Boeing patents system for airborne drone charging

Boeing patents system for airborne drone charging

by Victor Barreiro Jr. MANILA, Philippines – Boeing received a patent Tuesday, June 2, for system that would allow drones to be recharged while they’re in mid-air. The patent , titled, “Autonomous aircraft with disconnectable tether,” describes a system in which drones are equipped with tethers that let them connect to ground-based power supplies or charging mechanisms, allowing them to charge while in the air. The patent was awarded to inventors James J. Childress and John J. Viniotis. A PatentYogi video describes how the process would work. For instance, […]

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