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Small Batteries Deliver Big Power to UAVs (.PDF Download)

Advances in UAV/drone technology have created a need for small lithium batteries that can pack large amounts of power into very small spaces. Design engineers are continually seeking to make UAVs smaller and lighter to benefit aerodynamics and range of flight. Large UAVs typically utilize gasoline engines, with lithium batteries being deployed to reduce size and weight when powering specific sensor or instrumentation platforms or for emergency backup power requirements...

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