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Surveillance UAVs

Effective surveillance requires uninterrupted sensing and communication to ensure the safety and security of valued property, equipment, and assets. UAVs are used to surveille wide areas that may be hard to reach or when those spaces are not in a fixed location. The best surveillance UAVs stay in the air for as long as possible to maximize productivity while also being able to carry high performance cameras, sensors, and communication links. This places the burden on having a high-density power delivery network that can support power-hungry functions without adding unnecessary size and weight to the UAV, thereby extending flight times.

Surveillance UAV

The power delivery network

Power dense Vicor DCM DC-DC converter modules are ideal for surveillance UAVs. They convert the high-voltage battery to a manageable voltage that can be matched to the UAV system loads using compact zero voltage switching (ZVS) Buck and Buck-Boost regulators. The DCM converter modules can also keep the UAV backup battery charged to ensure safety through redundancy.

Power Delivery Network for Surveillance UAVs
DCM DC-DC converters

DCM DC-DC converters

Input: 9 – 420V

Output: 3.3, 5, 12, 13.8, 15, 24, 28, 36, 48V

Power: Up to 1300W

Efficiency: Up to 96%

As small as 24.8 x 22.8 x 7.2mm

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ZVS buck regulators

Inputs: 12V (8 – 18V), 24V (8 – 36V), 48V (30 – 60V)

Output: 1 – 16V 

Power: Up to 22A

Peak efficiency: Up to 98%

As small as 10.0 x 10.0 x 2.5mm  

Buck-boost regulators

ZVS buck-boost regulators

Input: 8 – 60V

Output: 10 – 54V

Power: Up to 150W continuous

Efficiency: Over 98%

10.5 x 14.5 x 3.05mm

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