An intelligent and autonomous drone

On November 9th, 2017, in Guérande (department of Loire-Atlantique), Neogy had the pleasure of participating in the presentation of the revolutionary drone designed by the company XSun.

This solar-powered civilian drone will be one of the first in the world to fly long continuous flights. The purpose is to stay in air for several days, or even several weeks, without interruption. This challenge relies on the performance of the solar panels, the energy storage and the energy conversion system as well as the intelligence in energy management and the mechanical design of the drone.

Neogy, partner of innovative projects in energy autonomy

XSun and Neogy, it is also the story of a beautiful collaboration. Indeed, our company has been chosen as a preferred partner for its experience in autonomous power generation and storage systems.

Neogy has been chosen by XSun to act as project owner on the following topics:

  • design and production of 2 lithium battery packs operating in parallel;
  • design and production of electronics for the hybridization of on-board electrical systems;
  • industrialization and production of the MPPT solar charge controller;
  • the validation of the core energy on the table and on the aircraft.

Beautiful challenges for 2018

In 2018, XSun will tackle the world record of flying time for a drone, “beyond 14 days,” said Benjamin David, president of the start-up XSun.