One of the largest hurdles faced by the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) community is power. Having a large enough power source enables the vessel to perform certain missions but can also hinder its performance, mission capability and portability. Not only do current means of powering UUVs pose design and capability problems but they also present safety complications.
Currently, UUVs must surface and return to a safe place where the energy source can be extracted and replaced. This is a massive operational risk as it requires the removal and replacement of spent batteries. This gets increasingly difficult as the size of UUV increases. Due to safety risks associated with electricity and water, no other form of charging these vehicles can be done successfully. At IVO, that is no longer the case.
CBAT enables the transfer of energy through water without active hydrolysis or measurable current. This is due to the water acting simply as the dielectric. In fact, water has an extremely effective dielectric constant of 78.4. For comparison, that is 78x the dielectric constant of air meaning CBAT gains efficiency. No other source of energy transmission is able to achieve this without a consequence. Our extensive testing at IVO East and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina has proven that CBAT can safely transmit power through water while leaving any organic or inorganic compounds unaffected. This unparalleled ability gives UUVs as well as surface going vessels the capability to transmit or receive power safely through the water, entirely wireless.
Our goal at IVO is to not just charge these devices and many others wirelessly, but to remove the battery entirely and bring about a world of true wireless power. This will be made possible by our Capacitive Based Aerial Transmission technology.