Saturday, April 06, 2019

Amazon drone + hot air balloon patent

Amazon hot air balloon Prime Air patent describes stealthy delivery drones - SlashGear

"Drones ... make a lot of noise. Amazon’s strategy is to combine some old-school hot air balloon technology to cut the noise pollution...

unmanned aerial vehicle with inflatable membrane” would have a balloon hidden inside the chassis. That could be inflated using compressed gas, via a tank or chamber also carried on the drone. When the UAV roamed into an area where noise levels needed to be cut – such as the delivery location, Amazon suggests – the balloon could be inflated."

No comments: