It is mentioned that the IR up-converter would theoretically make 10% more light useful for converting to electrical power. So, theoretically a 10% increase in efficiency? But not sure how much power does the IR up-converter consumes.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.