DEWA research facility registers patent for drone charging system

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The UAV charging system was developed at DEWA's research lab.
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  • The system enables continuous charging for UAVs, providing longer flying hours with a large storage capacity.
  • DEWA said the system can be used for government, military, commercial, and personal operations.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA)’s Research & Development Centre has registered a new patent for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) charging system that enables continuous charging for UAVs, providing longer flying hours with a large storage capacity.

This is in addition to improving the efficiency of charging and facilitating the charging process.

DEWA said the system uses a group of UAVs to charge the main one through electromagnetic induction and system can be used for government, military, commercial, and personal operations.

The lab has helped DEWA to achieve the Guinness World Records title for the first 3D-printed laboratory in the world. The lab is the first building in the UAE to be fully printed onsite.

It houses rovers and drones that are designed and built in-house, said Dr Ali Rashid Al Aleeli, Vice President R&D, Business Development and Excellence at DEW

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said the patents registered by the R&D Centre support efforts to make the centre a global platform for promising technologies.

“This maintains DEWA’s position as one of the best utilities in the world. The system enriches the scientific community in Dubai and the UAE through spreading knowledge and qualifying Emirati researchers,” he said.

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