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Indoor Blimp with Ionic Propulsion with Vision-Based Navigation System Payload

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To cite this video:
Wen J. Li, "Indoor Blimp with Ionic Propulsion with Vision-Based Navigation System Payload", online video,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn_RQanyGOI, uploaded on June 23, 2011, access on 'month' 'date', 'year'.

This video shows a novel indoor blimp propelled by a propulsion technology that uses no moving mechanical parts and thus is noiseless and vibration free. The key to successfully create this novel indoor flying system is the development of a power generation system that includes an 11.1V battery which is capable of generating ~20kV DC voltage continuously over time for a load in the MΩ range.
This work is summarized in the following publication: Ho Shing Poon,; Lam, Mark K. K.; Chow, Maxwell; Li, Wen J.; "Noiseless and vibration-free Ionic Propulsion technology for indoor surveillance blimps"; IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2009.
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