01 Where can I see GET products and technologies?
We demonstrate our products/solutions at various trade shows across the world.
The closest exhibition where we will showcase GET products: AUVSI Xponential 2019 (Chicago, April 29 – May 2, 2019).
02 Can I test your system?
We developed Turnkey Solution which includes Ground Station for wireless power transmission and commercial grade drones equipped with built-in GET technologies, including Wireless Power Receiving system and Rapid Battery Charging pack.
03 Wouldn’t it be better/faster to have autonomous charging via some sort of contact method?
We believe that wireless charging is the only option for truly autonomous system, as in-flight wireless charging provides seamless charging experience to prolong your mission: we can literally charge commercial grade drone in minutes while in flight. You no longer depend on dedicated landing spot – we can charge many drones at once as soon as we have enough power at the power source. Additionally, GET wireless charging system is independent of weather conditions and can operate in wide range of environmental conditions/temperature, without any issues.
As for charge rate, it is not limited by charging type (as soon as you have enough power), but depends on battery’s ability to swallow such amount of energy without overheating/degradation. Therefor contact method does not mean faster charging, but always a problem in case of tough environmental conditions.
Although you can land on a specific pad and use our system for charging too, however considering that landing and take-off are most risky events (in any aviation industry), and also energy and time consuming, you may find that keeping drone hovering for few minutes is a best way to make it.
Finally, if drones are operated in remote locations (including BVLOS) or at locations with limited access, you keep full control of your flying vehicle only when it stays in the air – this is what GET offers instantly.
04 How about microwave beams for a higher altitude energy transfer?
We don’t think microwaves (and other beam-type solutions) can be used for practical application for two basic reasons: high-power microwaves are dangerous (in simple words they will burn everything on the way) and you can hardly achieve any reasonable efficiency of power transmission due to physics limitation.
05 Do you have patents?
GET has a strong IP portfolio and IP asses development plan for all existing and coming inventions, to provide solid support for company’s business development.
Our core technology is protected by US patents and country-specific applications in all major economies.
You can check out GET patent for Systems and methods for wireless power transferring
06 Is it safe for people/animals?
It is completely safe for people and animals. You can stay at 1 meter distance from the transmitting cord 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In other words it meets World Health organization standard for everyday exposure to electric/magnetic fields, and also not causing any harmful interference to other signals/waves.
07 What are other possible applications of your technology?
GET is focused on Drone industry at the moment, however the core technology potentially can be applied for other industries and applications, such as:
- Medical equipment
- Industrial equipment
- Warehouse vehicles
- Different type of other electronic devices
08 Why nobody did this before?
This solution is now possible due to GET innovation and recently available high-power semiconductor components in the frequency range we use. Additionally, combination of other technologies in complementary industries made this solution possible as of today.
09 What distance of transmission you can achieve?
The key feature of the technology is a long length flexible transmission cord, which forms spherical area of efficient energy reception.
Currently we offer GET Air Turnkey Product with up to 8 meters (30 feet) diameter charging area. Technically the transmission cord can be much longer and form various shapes of charging areas – for instance, it can be designed in the form of charging lanes, which may reach 100s of meters or more.
10 How your technology is different from others?
GET Distant Wireless Power technology based on resonance coupling circuits, however we were able to design unique engineering solution which provides best in class efficiency by distance and extremely low-weight receivers, while operating in the completely safe density of the electromagnetic field.
11 Where are you based?
Global Energy Transmission Corporation (GET corp) is a US corporation with headquarters in Portland area, OR. GET has a branch office and engineering center in Moscow, Russia.