Sgt. Zachary Howard, Co. B., 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, attached to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, operates a PD-150 Soldier borne sensor during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, Oct. 1, 2015, on Fort Bliss, Texas. The demonstration was run by 4/17 to distinguished visitors on the capabilities of manned unmanned teaming systems. (Photo by Spc. Aura E. Sklenicka, 2/1 ABCT PAO)

Energous Showcases Military Applications for WattUp RF Wireless Charging Technology

Energous Corporation is leading the next generation of wireless charging – wireless charging 2.0 – with its award-winning WattUp® technology.

WattUp® radio frequency (RF) wireless charging technology provides at-distance charging capability that is suitable for many military applications – including; UAVs/UGVs, communication devices, situational awareness and targeting devices, portable field medical equipment, and more.

Sgt. Zachary Howard, Co. B., 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, attached to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, operates a PD-150 Soldier borne sensor during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, Oct. 1, 2015, on Fort Bliss, Texas. The demonstration was run by 4/17 to distinguished visitors on the capabilities of manned unmanned teaming systems. (Photo by Spc. Aura E. Sklenicka, 2/1 ABCT PAO)

WattUp wireless technology does not require cables, ports or battery doors – so circuits and hardware are better protected against moisture and dust. WattUp enabled devices can also be set up to charge automatically at distance from a transmitter as soon as they’re in range – no need to manually check battery levels or connect chargers.

Finally, the system’s secure, cloud-based, management software also enables commanders to track how much power is being used by a device, and to gain advance notice of when it will need recharging. It also enables units to be able to monitor the health and status of batteries held in depots and storerooms so that they can be issued with full assurance.

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About Energous Corporation

Energous Corporation is leading the next generation of wireless charging – wireless charging 2.0 – with its award-winning WattUp® technology, which supports fast, efficient contact-based charging, as well as charging at a distance. WattUp is a scalable, RF-based wireless charging technology that offers substantial improvements in contact-based charging efficiency, foreign object detection, orientation freedom and thermal performance compared to older, coil-based charging technologies. The technology can be designed into many different sized electronic devices for the home and office, as well as the medical, industrial, retail, and automotive industries, and it ensures interoperability across products. Energous develops silicon-based wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies and customizable reference designs. These include innovative silicon chips, antennas, and software, for a large variety of applications, such as smartphones, fitness trackers, hearables, medical sensors and more. Energous received the world’s first FCC Part 18 certification for at-a-distance wireless charging, and the company has 230 awarded patents for its WattUp wireless charging technology to-date.

Source: Energous

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