Drones, also frequently referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), are flying robots used in both military and commercial applications. Whether they are carrying out a mundane task like delivering packages or monitoring a dangerous military operation, drones are a useful addition to a variety of fields.
Drones, by nature, need to know where they are. Some drones will use GPS feeds to know exactly where they are and which way they’re facing. For their communications, drones typically use radio frequency technology, which includes antenna feeds, ground controls, and even satellites. These antenna feeds or ground controls require coaxial cables to operate, especially if you’re looking to get feedback from these drones. For multiple feeds, multiple or bundled cables would be required. Video feed links from a drone are often tied to LTE or Wi-Fi.
Unmanned aircraft like drones bring new challenges such as creating reliable coaxial cabling and interconnect applications with compact form factors that withstand the impact of unmanned flight, while communicating critical information to protect human life in the air and on the ground.
Industrial, commercial, and military drones all can require lightweight, small diameter, weathertight, continuous flexible cables for a variety of applications, such as:
XtendedFlex® line of cables is a solution for applications requiring constant cable motion and flexibility.
UV resistant cables are crucial for drones that will be frequently outdoors. Without UV resistance, the jacket of the cable can degrade and impact performance.
TMQ4™ and TMQ5™ bundled cable solution dramatically reduces the number of individual connections creating a more rugged solution.
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