LaunchPoint Technologies Awarded DoD-Army SBIR Phase I "Hybrid VTOL Aircraft Propulsion System"
Hybrid-electric transitioning vehicles could replace many of the Army’s large UAVs that currently need a catapult system or a runway for takeoff. A hybrid propulsion system is the key ingredient for these types of VTOL UAVs. In this Phase I, LaunchPoint Technologies plans to develop a hybrid propulsion system in the 80 kW range for VTOL systems. (Principal Investigator: Dave Paden)