No battery woes, tethered drones for longer flights

The cable provides power supply to the drones and telemetry data to the ground. It could be operated continuously without battery concerns.
​  Tethered drones have a cable link to the ground   ​
​ Tethered drones have a cable link to the ground ​

CHENNAI: Chennai-based Anna University and drone startup Daksha Unmanned Systems are to start commercial production of tethered drones which will be connected to the ground with a kevlar-coated glass fiber cable.

The cable provides power supply to the drones and telemetry data to the ground. It could be operated continuously without battery concerns. Dr K Senthil Kumar, Professor and Director of Dr Kalam Advanced UAV Research Centre at Anna University told TNIE that currently it has been tested for up to eight hours.

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