Drones have a number of applications and can be very useful in many situations. However, usage of drones is constrained by limited battery capacity. This requires solutions to either increase the battery capacity of drones or reduce battery usage by drones. This disclosure provides strategies to reduce battery usage by drones, enabling drones to fly longer before requiring a recharge. Reduction in battery usage also reduces recharge cycles. Drone flight is optimized by using air draft maps. Further, battery efficient mechanisms are used to implement transfer of drone payloads. These strategies decrease the periods of time when a drone is unavailable.
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Soundararajan, Varun and Mittal, Manas, "Reducing battery usage in drones", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 06, 2017)