Manufacturers of multi-copters, wing and hybrid VTOL manufacturers continue to use electric motors and propellers. These are cheap and affordable and relatively safe – although we prefer to see propellers safely caged in ducts - but they limit the potential for development.
- UAS / UAV / drone manufacturers
- Insurance companies
- Certifying bodies
- MRO system providers
End users will require UAVs and UAS to be heavier, carrying more significant payloads, which in turn calls for larger motors and larger propellers.
UAS & UAV must be safer and provide health and safety technologies for the surrounding environment and living beings. The use of turbofans provides a drastically higher level of health and safety unmatched by existing multi-rotor drones.
Designers and manufacturers of UAS, VTOL hybrid-wings or multi-copters, must also ensure that their systems will be safe, and are able to fly near physical assets and people safely, in high density populated areas, and/or fly in interior spaces with high safety level.
Neva offers OEM electric turbo-fans (e-turbofans), also known as electric ducted fans (EDF), that are designed for VTOL application. They replace propellers for multi-copters and hybrid-wing VTOL planes, and enable manufacturers to focus on solving the design challenges of meeting their clients’ ever more-demanding specifications.
Neva Athena Series of VTOL e-turbofans: