We love member projects here at Protospace but this one is particularly exciting because it is not only a cool project in it’s own right, but is also being crowdfunded on the Kickstarter platform!
Protospace member, Mark, and partners have “kicked off” their Kickstarter today and already have several backers.
The product provides better video signal for drone pilots:
When flying First Person View or receiving video telemetry from your Drone or UAS there are inevitable dropouts/signal quality issues – as you fly further away the quality of the image exponentially degrades.
Traditionally to solve these problems you could use a directional antenna on your receiver, and/or use a higher power transmitter. Directional antennas limit where you can fly, as you need to stay within its beam width – or require the use of expensive antenna tracking solutions. Higher power transmitters are not always an option – legal requirements, power consumption, weight, heat and space can all rule out a high power transmitter.
ClearBoost sits between any antenna, and your existing receiver. When connected to power (it needs less than 20mA!) it amplifies the signal received by your antenna, and feeds it to the receiver. You get about the same performance gain as a high gain directional antenna without the flight restrictions.
Good luck Mark! Please do support the project, and check out the Kickstarter here right now!