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Researcher Charges Ahead with New Tech to Power Drones Wirelessly

Dr. Ifana Mahbub, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director’s Fellowship to continue her research to develop wireless technology to recharge unmanned aerial vehicles in flight. DARPA awards the fellowships to its Young Faculty Award recipients who demonstrate […]

Researcher Charges Ahead with New Tech to Power Drones Wirelessly

Dr. Ifana Mahbub, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director’s Fellowship to continue her research to develop wireless technology to recharge unmanned aerial vehicles in flight. DARPA awards the fellowships to its Young Faculty Award recipients who demonstrate […]

Piasecki Aircraft Gets US Department of Energy Award for Hydrogen-Powered Urban Air Mobility Feasibility Study

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the Department of Energy (DOE) to evaluate the feasibility of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Urban Air Mobility (UAM) rotorcraft. The study is focused on the feasibility of using hydrogen fuel cells as a power source for vertical […]

Sky Power International Runs Successful FAR33 Endurance Tests

Propulsion systems in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) must be highly reliable, as the motors are mission-critical components. A proof of reliability is therefore important and is required by every engine manufacturer. Sky Power GmbH therefore tested its SP-110 FI TS GEN and SP-210 FI TS GEN to demonstrate its endurance and reliability with a highly […]

Suter Launches New HF-TOA288-SDI Heavy Fuel Engine

Suter is launching its new HF-TOA288-SDI heavy fuel engine at this years’ xPonential 2024 in San Diego, CA. This new 22.5hp unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engine meets the growing demand for engines utilizing jet fuel (Jet-A1, JP5, JP8) to meet safety and logistics goals of global customers. Suter has produced over 300 gasoline TOA288 engines […]

Hermeus Rolls Out First Uncrewed Aircraft on Journey to Hypersonic Flight

Hermeus, the company operationalizing hypersonic aircraft, has unveiled its first aircraft — Quarterhorse Mk 1 — which will take flight later this year. Designed, built, and integrated in just seven months, this is the company’s second fully-integrated vehicle in the past year, following Quarterhorse Mk 0 which completed its test campaign in November 2023. This […]

Autonomous Overhead Powerline Recharging for Uninterrupted Drone Operations

Researchers at the Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Southern Denmark have just published a study demonstrating fully autonomous self-recharging drone system capable of long-duration sustained operations near powerlines. The drone is equipped with a robust onboard perception and navigation system that enables it to locate powerlines and approach them […]

Wave Engine Corp. Demonstrates First Flight of Pulsejet Powered UAV

The North American Wave Engine Corporation, a developer of affordable next-gen propulsion technology and aerial systems, has demonstrated complete flight capability on a UAV using a jet engine that requires no moving parts. A demonstration flight included self-powered take-off, climb-cruise and landing. The propulsion system is generally the most expensive and complex component of a […]

Hien Aero Technologies Conducts Asia’s First Gas Turbine eVTOL Levitation Test

On March 1, 2024, Hien Aero Technologies made headlines by successfully conducting Asia’s first levitation test for a large, unmanned electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft powered by a gas turbine. This landmark event marks a significant step forward in the development of hybrid eVTOLs, showcasing the potential for longer flight ranges and higher […]

US Air Force Successfully Tests New Agile Aircraft Power Lightcart

The Department of the Air Force, or DAF, completed testing of the 400 Hz Aircraft Power Lightcart, or 400 APL in January 2024. The tests, which were conducted with the 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York, saw the prototype successfully power an MQ-9, or Predator, through a […]