Parylene in Action: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Jul 11, 2017 8:45:00 AM
Jake Hinojoza

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are quickly becoming a staple in the military. They are strong, reliable, and good for a variety of missions--and that's in-part, thanks to the protection provided by parylene coating. Here's a look at parylene in action on UAVs.

Parylene and UAVs

UAVs are piloted either by onboard computers or by ground-based remote control. In both cases, there are a variety of delicate electronics necessary to keep communications running smoothly so that the UAVs can perform tasks from product deliveries to agricultural planning to military missions too dangerous for humans. According to our experts, that's where parylene comes in. Since it is both reliable and thin, this coating is trusted to protect UAVs and their electronics, even in the roughest environments and situations.

The partnership between parylene coating and UAVs is specialized. Since UAVs have unique challenges and needs, they need particularly reliable protection that won't interrupt function, and parylene delivers. There are a variety of situations in which this partnership is obviously beneficial, but here are a few:

  • Environments with varying temperature extremes, where parylene protects electronics without interrupting communication to the UAV
  • Long and difficult tasks where the UAV suffers both internal and external vibrations, where parylene keeps the components undamaged and functioning
  • Situations with material hazards like dust, water, or chemicals, where parylene insulates the delicate electronics
  • Repeated use that could wear down on the UAV, if not for the protection provided by parylene's uniform, pinhole-free coating

UAV technology relies on parylene because this coating is unique, capable of covering even the most unusual surfaces and shapes without sacrificing quality or uniform thickness. Parylene holds up in environments as extreme as space and lasts a long time, making it the top choice for UAVs and plenty of other technologies. If you're interested in learning more about parylene coating, contact us today!

Topics: Parylene Conformal Coating