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US Army seeks wireless power transfer

20th April 2018 - 10:54 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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With individual soldier power requirements presenting a growing logistics burden for dismounted combat operations, US Army planners are exploring ways to reduce the physical demands on its personnel. 

Specifically, while recognising the desire to place increasing amounts of sensors, cameras and situational awareness projectors on a soldier’s helmet, service developers are exploring possibilities for a wireless transfer of power from the soldier’s torso to those helmet-mounted devices.

Under a programme identified as the Helmet Wireless Power Transfer System (HWPTS), the service is seeking ‘prospective technical solutions, limitations, and maturity of solutions’ that would allow for that wireless power transfer

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