Alta Devices on the move: Unmanned aerial vehicles and military applications
During a keynote at the small unmanned systems business expo in San Francisco, Alta Devices' CEO, Christopher Norris, explained Alta Device's plan to integrate its flexible, lightweight, 28.8% solar cells (see the March 7, 2013 LRSCJ) with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. He...
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