Drones Technology Research Paper

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CURRENT DRONES TECHNOLOGY 1.) Methane is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming and inherently dangerous to human health. It can also be a potent energy source and a potential indicator of life or life-like activity. NASA uses the Open Path Laser Spectrometer with the drones to detect methane gas leaks large and small (Atherton, 2016). 2.) Electric drones are often limited to just 20 minutes of air time before they have to land and get new batteries, or wait for the old batteries to charge. With hydrogen fuel cells, a commercial, electric drone could spend up to two hours hanging in the sky, be refueled almost instantly after landing, and then take another 120 minutes in the air.This flying contraption is the result of Intelligent Energy, who attached a hydrogen fuel cell to a DJI Matrice 100 quadcopter. The fuel cell and its fuel weigh just 3.5 pounds, which is lighter than the battery it replaces (Atherton, 2016). 3.) The first urban delivery in the United States by a fully autonomous drone was held in Hawthorne, Nevada.The drone was flown by drone delivery company Flirtey, which got it's start in 2013 in Australia, delivering textbooks to universities, before it moved to Nevada. Its six-engine multicopter flew along a predetermined path. When it reached the target house, it lowered a package containing bottled water, emergency…show more content…
It flies along walls, tethered to the ground, and sprays them with coatings. Spraying paint on warehouses, or even pesticide over crops, isn’t thrilling work, but it’s important work. If possible, it’s best if it can be done by machines, and the lower costs and simple form of quadcopters make that possible now in a way that it never was before. It’s tethered, which lets it draw power from the grid as it flies, and means it doesn’t have to carry all the paint with it, instead siphoning from buckets below (Atherton,
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