When combined with innovative thrust augmenting technologies the DEP system facilitates the creation of new class of aircrafts such as the Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) and the Ultra-Short Take-Off and Landing (USTOL). These types of aircrafts can be made by modifying the existing aircraft bodies or can be all together new designs.
One of Micor Technologies’ main activity focus is the development of novel DEP propulsion systems based on a unique Wankel multi-fuel engine or other advanced Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) technology in conjunction with innovative, proprietary, thrust augmenting frame modifications of the USTOL and STOL aircrafts.
Other known thrust enhancing technologies which can be used in the Micor’s aircraft design concepts are:
A first variant, a STOL aircraft for 8-10 passengers, uses four propellers located on the front fixed wings. The transition of the aircraft’s propulsion system position from take-off to forward flight is easy to achieve.
In a second variant an USTOL type aircraft for 8-10 passengers has four propellers located on the front fixed wings and two propellers located on the rear fixed wings. The transition of the USTOL aircraft propulsion positioning from take-off to forward flight is seamless.
Both the STOL and USTOL variants could use a DEP system with a Wankel engine range extender which is located in the front compartment of the aircraft. The DEP’s battery pack provides a back-up source of power for take-off/landing and forward flying phase.
This USTOL light aircraft can carry 2-4 passengers. A first variant use four tractor propellers with direct deflection and Coanda effect and a fifth tractor propeller with direct deflection as is shown here.
A second variant uses two tractor propellers with direct deflection. A third propeller, located on the tail, is used to balance the aircraft in all flying phases.
This aircraft uses four tractor propellers with direct deflection and Coanda effect. A rotor located on the tail is used to balance the aircraft and to change direction.
These STOL and USTOL design configurations using EMW have significant advantages when compared with the state-of-the-art solutions:
A tilting rotor VTOL or USTOL aircraft uses a propulsion system comprised of a hybrid-electric range extender as powerplant located into the tail of the aircraft and clusters of multiple ducted fans with advanced design trust augmenters mounted on the wings used as propelling enhancing elements.
The configuration shown here uses two propelling units, each having a number of ducted fans with a common thrust augmenter. This type of propelling units offers the following advantages compared with simple ducted fans:
A tilting rotor VTOL aircraft shown here uses a hybrid powerplant solution based on one or more Wankel engine range extenders located into the tail of the aircraft.
The propelling units positioning in vertical lift phase and in forward flight phase are shown here.
This configuration uses four ducted fan packs for propulsion each having a number of ducted fans with a common thrust augmenter. The front propeller packs are located below the level of the wings and the rear propeller packs are located above the wing level.
This configuration with blown wings offers the following advantages: