Hybrid Electric Gen Sets: LaunchPoint is developing gen sets based on reciprocating engines for hybrid electric UAV systems. Reciprocating engines have much higher efficiency than turbine engines and, when coupled with our gen sets, represent a significant performance increase over existing hybrid power systems. For mission durations above one to two hours the reduced fuel payload required for an efficient reciprocating engine can make the combined fuel and engine mass lower for a reciprocating gen set than a turbine-based gen set.
Hybrid Electric Motors and Hybrid Electric Motor Controllers: LaunchPoint is developing a line of hybrid electric motors and controllers (1.5 kW to 40 kW) specifically targeted at the hybrid electric UAV propulsion market as part of our Propulsion By Wire hybrid power system. Our high specific power, high efficiency motors and drives allow for greater payload, increased survivability and longer mission duration while lowering system cost. These products can be integrated into an existing hybrid power system or integrated into one of LaunchPoint's hybrid power systems.
Magnetic MomentsTM Academic Products
Our quality equipment is specifically designed for use in a university or research lab environment and is robust enough for even the most demanding situations. From nonlinear dynamics to SISO identification, and from conductive crack detection to phase portraits, the Magnetic MomentsTM lab experiments from LaunchPoint Technologies provide students and researchers an opportunity for hands-on investigation of many engineering concepts.
Basic Model (MBC500B) $12,650 USDRotor levitates; manual spin capability only
Perform SISO identification; MIMO identification; classical control design; feedback linearization; nonlinear control synthesis; multivariable control synthesis; adaptive control design
Turbo 500 Model (MBC500T) $20,350 USD
Ability to perform experiments for turbine speed and imbalance control
High-Speed Rotor Dynamics Model (MBC500R) $25,850 USDHigh-speed version of the Turbo 500 Model; air turbine spins rotor up to 25,000 rpm
Two critical speeds (12,000 rpm and 22,000 rpm)
Additional rotor dynamics and research-level control experiments
ECS98D Dual Channel Sensor $1,815 USD