Skysense Charging Pad

The Charging Pad is a tessellation of conductive tiles that can be dynamically activated. When the drone lands, two spring-loaded contacts power the on-board LiPo balance charger to charge the batteries.

Step 1. Install spring-loaded contacts on landing gear.

Step 2. Connect LiPo balance charger to drone and battery.

Step 3. Connect the contacts to LiPo balance charger.


 

 

Operational

Working conditions:

Off-the-grid and online

Remote control:

Cloud dashboard and APIs

Compatibility:

Normal and balanced LiPo

Connection:

Ethernet

Dimension

Compact:

462 x 462 mm, 4.9 Kg

Medium:

924 x 924 mm, 18.4 Kg

Wide:

1386 x 1386 mm, 40.7 Kg

Electrical

Input voltage:

AC 100-230V ~50/60Hz or DC 12-24

Output power:

Max 80W

Environmental

Operating temperature:

-5 to +40 °C

Humidity:

0% to 95% RH (non-condensing)

Drone Integration Kit

Charger:

LiPo balanced charger

Wiring kit:

Spring loaded contacts and mount

Current:

Up to 10A

Weight:

~ 150 gr

Accessories

Charger:

Micro LiPo balance charger (30gr)

Location:

GPS module (multi-constellation/RTK)

Connectivity:

WI-FI, 4G/LTE, Satellite

Weather:

Weather station

Energy:

Solar power supply system

Sensors:

Audio, motion, temperature and humidity sensors.

Camera:

Logitech C920

Aided landing:

Stickers, conductive markers

Soft landing:

Spring-loaded charging pad legs

Case:

Droneport in sturdy steal, IP44

 

Skysense Droneport

Skysense Droneports are fully autonomous, drone hangar, designed to enable persistent missions in harsh environments and remote locations. The Skysense Droneport is made of sturdy steel and composite materials, It is managed in the cloud through the Skysense Network Manager.

Step 1. Power on the Droneport with via AC, DC or Solar panel.

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Step 2. Access Skysense Network Manager.

Step 3. Land, charge and station in-between operations.

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Operational

Controls:

Autonomous and remote

Electrical

Power consumption:

120W during opening/closing

Environmental

Operating temperature:

-20 + 40 °C

Weatherproof:

IP 44

Accessories

Sensors:

External motion sensors

Temperature control:

Heating and cooling systems

Remote monitoring

Sensors:

Internal temperature and humidity

Camera:

Logitech C920

Audio:

Internal microphone

Materials

Skeleton:

Steel

Insulation panels:

Composite material

Exterior panels:

Anodized aluminimum

 

Skysense Network Manager

Skysense Network Manager is our cloud based monitoring dashboard designed to deploy, monitor and control Skysense Skysense’s products and third party ROS-enabled devices.

 

Controls

Integration

Charging:

Current monitor

Notification:

Take off, landing and charge status

Power control:

Remote power control

Visual location:

Maps integration

Communication:

Low latency by design

Developer APIs:

API protocol based on Rosbridge

Documentation:

Complted with examples in Python and Javascript

Support:

Continuous platform firmware updates


 

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FAQ

How long does it take to charge a drone?

Skysense Charging Stations are based on proprietary direct contact technology. Induction is not involved. Skysense direct contact technology has virtually no loss, thus, the charging rate depends on your battery specifications. The baseline of the system can transfer up to 10Ah. Please check this website for an estimation of the charging time of your battery.

Does it work in the rain?

Skysense Charging Pad Outdoor can operate in the rain. Skysense Charging Pad Indoor should never come in contact with water.

Which battery type do you support?

The system supports 1-6S LiPo batteries including the most common smart batteries.

What drone brands are supported?

Skysense systems are compatible with most of the commercial drone brands nowadays on the market including DJI, 3DR, Parrot, Sensefly, Ascending Technologies, Inova Drone, Aerialtronics and more.

What drone would you recommend to be used with your platform?

The choice of the drone highly depends on the application scenario. For this reason we cannot recommend any specific drone.

How does the drone land precisely on the platform?

Precision landing systems are provided by some drone manufacturers or they can be integrated within your drone. Please check what is the accuracy of your precision landing. We recommend maintaining 20-30 cm distance between the landing gear of the drone and the sides of the landing area.

How do I know what is the status of the battery?

Customers can access Skysense Network Manager to monitor the battery status.

What is the weight of the drone kit?

The weight of the drone kit to be installed onboard, ranges between 10 and 150g depending on the battery specifications.

How can I communicate with the Skysense Charging Platform?

Users can manage and monitor Skysense products through the Skysense Network Manager web-application. Developers can communicate with the Skysense products via our online APIs.

Which connectivity technology do you support?

We recommend using the Ethernet cable. We can support WiFi and 4G.