Drones have exploded in recent years. Previously, it was used only for mysterious military purposes. Nowadays, it is not uncommon in our daily life. The high bandwidth, low delay, high precision, wide airspace and high security endowed by 5G can help drone to make up its shortcomings, unlock more application scenarios and meet more user needs. What is the relationship between 5G and drones? What kind of sparks do you get when you combine them? Will 5G change the future of drones?
5G communications upgrades bring opportunities for drone batteries
The input and output performance of lithium ion battery mainly depends on the structure and performance of internal materials, including anode materials, electrolyte, diaphragm and anode materials. But with the advent of 5G, consumer electronics are constantly coming out of the box. Demand for battery capacity is also soaring, requiring greater flexibility, longer running times, lower costs and greater safety in battery products.
The characteristics of consumer electronic devices themselves have also put more stringent requirements on the next generation of battery technology. The contradiction between the constant miniaturization of the battery volume and the battery capacity, the contradiction between the charging and discharging speed and the charging and discharging times, and so on. There are problems to be solved urgently.
With the advent of 5G communication era, consumer electronic products of drone develop rapidly. Behind the communication technology innovation of high speed, large capacity and low delay, the demand for equipment load capacity will also be higher and higher. Then, in the face of the increasing demand for equipment load, what are the new research advances in lithium battery technology for consumer electronic devices? Where will the future of battery technology go?
The use of UAVs in 5G
UAV is also closely integrated with big data, cloud computing, Internet of things and other Internet information technologies, and its application scenarios are constantly expanding. This is because industrial drones will become “intelligent aerial robots” with intelligent vision and deep learning in the future.
Although the development of UAV is relatively mature, 5G UAV is still in its infancy. The construction of 5G network has just begun, and the test network is mainly used everywhere. 5G chips and 5G terminals are not yet in place. One of the most obvious features of the 5G drone experiments that you’re seeing now is that the drone will be attached to a 5G CPE as a temporary solution. 5G CPE is responsible for communicating with 5G base stations, and then transmitting the signal through the network cable to the drone and its camera and other devices.
In the future, 5G chips and 5G communication modules will be put in place and built directly into 5G drones, eliminating the need for CPE devices. This will greatly reduce the drone’s load and battery consumption, which is the ultimate solution. In the future, when charging the drone, it is no longer necessary to arrange manual replacement of the battery. Instead, the drone can be directly parked on the charging platform for quick charging.
Features of current drone batteries
Drone battery manufacturing mainly includes: aluminum plastic film forming, top sealing and side sealing, liquid injection and pre-sealing, forming and shaping, exhaust and two sealing, cutting and folding.
- Good safety
The structure of the drone battery is wrapped in aluminum-plastic film. In the event of a safety hazard, the soft-pack battery typically blows up first, or breaks through the seal to release energy. The metal shell cell is more likely to produce a larger internal pressure and explosion.
- High energy density
The soft-clad lithium battery weighs 40 percent less than a steel battery of the same capacity, and 20 percent less than an aluminum battery. Therefore, it has a high energy density. The capacity of soft-clad lithium battery is 10 ~ 15% higher than that of steel shell battery of the same size, and 5 ~ 10% higher than that of aluminum shell battery.
- Good electrochemical performance
The internal resistance of soft-pack lithium battery is small, which can greatly reduce the battery self-consumption. In addition, the soft-pack lithium battery has a longer cycle life.
- Flexible design
The size and shape of the soft-pack lithium battery can be customized according to the needs of customers to develop new cell models.
Drone batteries are the future of drones
In general, soft-pack lithium batteries have been widely used in uav batteries. Nowadays, with emphasis on environmental protection, the development prospect of industrial-grade drone is huge, and the competition of drone batteries is also fierce. It is unknown whether other more advanced packaging technologies will emerge with the development of technologies in various countries.
Finally, from the perspective of the development trend of power batteries, lithium batteries are the main force in the future. All drone enterprises take lithium ion drone battery development as the main direction of drone power supply. It is expected that the market scale of lithium battery industry is expected to grow rapidly in the future with the increase of policy support, technological progress and new energy power. Energy storage lithium battery pack has high energy density, small size, light weight, long life, no memory effect and other advantages, it is worth your choice.
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