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1. (WO2016053746) TRANSPORTABLE GROUND STATION FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/053746    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/051932
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 25 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: B64C 39/02
B64D 41/00
Applicants: SWIFT ENGINEERING, INC.
Inventors: STREETT, Andrew
Title: TRANSPORTABLE GROUND STATION FOR AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE
Abstract:
A transportable ground station for a UAV includes a container in which the UAV may be transported and housed. The container includes a wireless or contact-based recharging station that recharges the UAV's batteries or other power sources after the UAV returns from a mission. The recharging station may be directly or indirectly connected to one or more solar panels that generate energy to power the recharging station. The ground station may be deployed virtually anywhere, from any vehicle (e.g., plane, train, boat, truck, etc.), and may operate over an extended period of time without human intervention.