US 10,890,885 B2
Managing power of aerial vehicles
Jacob B. Roberts, San Francisco, CA (US); and Salvatore J. Candido, Mountain View, CA (US)
Assigned to LOON LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed by LOON LLC, Mountain View, CA (US)
Filed on Dec. 21, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/850,737.
Prior Publication US 2019/0196423 A1, Jun. 27, 2019
Int. Cl. G05B 15/02 (2006.01); B64D 31/00 (2006.01)
CPC G05B 15/02 (2013.01) [B64D 31/00 (2013.01); B64D 2221/00 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for managing power of an aerial vehicle, the system comprising:
an aerial vehicle including:
a power storage module, and
a plurality of components; and
a computing device communicatively coupled to the aerial vehicle, the computing device including a processor and a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to:
receive data indicating a state of charge of the power storage module,
receive data indicating a rate of power consumption of the plurality of components,
receive a goal,
generate a power command based on at least one of the state of charge of the power storage module, the rate of power consumption of the plurality of components, or the goal, and
transmit the power command to the aerial vehicle.