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Axiom Test Equipment Blog: Basic DC Testing Keeps Drones Flying Longer - RF CafeMay 8, 2020 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment rental and sales company has published a new blog to discuss both what must be tested, and which are the correct instruments to perform DC electrical testing for the design and maintenance of UAVs.

By performing regular measurements on a UAV, the efficiency of the UAV's powertrain can be better characterized and optimized. Especially in all-electric drones, scheduled measurements can help to maintain the efficiency of an electric UAV's propulsion system. Discover specific instruments used for maintaining UAV electrical system performance including battery analyzers and simulators, digital multimeters and voltmeters.

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Basic DC Testing Keeps Drones Flying Longer

"Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly being adopted for commercial and industrial applications, almost as quickly as they have been accepted as part of the modern battlefield for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. If major retailers follow through with plans to deliver purchased goods by drone, customers may soon expect to receive delivery of an order in as little as 30 minutes. UAVs and other robotic systems have already proven their value in many different areas, including in farming, in preventing forest fires, even in mapping long runs of power lines for breaks and failures. But what happens to a drone that is losing power? What must be tested, and which are the right instruments to perform the testing? Please join us in the conclusion of this three-part series on testing UAVs; the earlier two blogs explored measurements for maintaining wireless and digital electrical performance in drones.

Some military UAVs (notably for surveillance and higher altitudes) are quite large, with fixed wings and running on liquid fuel and turbine or internal combustion engines. UAVs for commercial and industrial use tend to be smaller, with multiple rotary wings. They typically use multiple brushless DC motors and electrical propulsion systems powered by lithium polymer rechargeable batteries. Different propulsion systems are used in smaller UAVs, with the smallest drones running solely on battery power and DC electric motors typically driving multiple propellers. UAVs with hybrid power systems provide some additional range by using a turbine engine to generate electricity for an electric propulsion system. For these smaller drones, the efficiency of the power supply and the electrical propulsion system is everything and will determine the ultimate flight time and distance for a UAV."  Click here for... the REST of the story...

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Josh Shilts Axiom Test Equipment May 2018 - RF CafeGet Exactly What You Need. Rent - Buy - Repair - Trade-In

Established in 2005, Axiom Test Equipment strives to continually improve itself and offer the best value for its customers. We offer our customers several practical, efficient and cost effective solutions for their business or projects' test equipment needs. Whether you need to rent & buy test equipment, repair test equipment, sell or trade equipment, we are committed to providing superior customer service and high quality electronic test equipment.

At Axiom Test Equipment we provide several services. We rent electronic test and measurement equipment. We also sell test equipment. If you have a piece of malfunctioning or broken test equipment we also have an in-house repair lab. For anyone seeking a way to offload their surplus or obsolete equipment, we offer a trade-in program or we can buy the equipment from you.

We stock a comprehensive inventory of equipment and can use our extensive network to find you those hard to get items. We believe in getting equipment to you quickly and at a competitive price.

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Axiom Test Equipment
2610 Commerce Way 
Vista, CA  92081
Phone: (760) 806-6600
Web: www.axiomtest.com

 

 

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