To push the boundaries of drone flight performance, batteries must become smaller and lighter. It appears that we reached a certain limit when it comes to power density. Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) and Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries have become very small and affordable, mainly driven by the mobile phone industry. This led to a wide adoption and today it is fair to say that the great majority of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles uses batteries as a power source (~96%).
Last year we published the initial Drone Market Environment Map and it was so successful that we updated and enlarged it to visualize the current evolutionary stage. This map provides the most comprehensive picture of the global drone ecosystem, making the drone market more transparent and accessible for prospective customer, investors and newbies.
When we hear the buzzing sound we can’t help but wonder about the of drone utilization we should keep in mind that this new “hobby” definitely will change the world in pretty much every aspect and direction. What is behind the latest innovation in the sky?
The demand for Unmanned Aircraft Systems has moved from military drone usage and created a whole new world of civilian uses just waiting to be operated.