The AeroteQ class of reconfigurable UAVs uses two wings connected by two strips and powered by four protected rotors. The concept is scalable from micro drone to large or very large aircrafts. Configured for specific missions, this highly efficient UAV with protected rotors, can operate both indoor and outdoor with high speed.
In a basic variant AeroteQ UAV uses a novel propulsion system with thrust augmentation having a biplane, joined wings structure. The vehicle has a central fuselage with front and rear wings fixed at its extremities. The front and rear wings are joined by two connecting strips. Four propellers are mounted symmetrically between the front and the rear wings.
AeroteQ operates as a tilting body aircraft.
AeroteQ UAV technology offers the following advantages:
AeroteQ-ESP is a medium ISR platform which uses a small pad located on the Combat Vehicles for take-off and landing.
The combat or tactical vehicle can hold a safe position while the AeroteQ-ESP takes on the mission of quietly looking for threats around buildings, over the hill or beyond the next ridge.
Features of AeroteQ-ESP:
AeroteQ-PRS UAV operation capabilities:
Modern military conflicts are characterized by an increased need of a situational awareness. In order to track down and being protected against enemy’s regular or paramilitary forces or terrorists our soldiers and law enforcement personnel often have an immediate need for information on what it’s around the next corner or over the hill.
AeroteQ-PRS is a micro operational UAV which can be launched easily by one person.
The key features of AeroteQ-PRS UAV are:
AVU is a revolutionary aerial vehicle concept merging seamlessly the VTOL capability and the efficient high cruise speed of a fixed wing aircraft by employing a tilting body.
This type of vehicle uses the same set of propellers for take-off and landing as well as for the forward flight. AVU uses a control system that takes inputs for a traditional multi-rotor and translates these inputs to provide control utilizing a non-traditional control method. The tilting body aircraft configuration offer significant advancements when compared to the state-of-the-art technologies.
The new propulsion technology uses a non-conventional design which includes two fixed wings, at least six thrust producing elements mounted in a fixed non-articulating relationship with the wings, a plurality of electric motors for driving the thrust producing elements, a battery pack or a range extender for providing power to the motors, and a flight control system having a motor controller for controlling the rotational speed and direction of rotation of each thrust producing element. The electric motors are fixed on both sides of a central fuselage, using the six rotors to vertically take-off.
At each end the central fuselage supports one fixed wing having an angle with the horizontal plan in static conditions. The front wing has its tailing edge in the proximity of the front rotors. The rear wing has its leading edge in the proximity of the rear rotors. Due to the location of the front rotors a depression is created on the upper surface of the front wing when the electric motors are activated. Due to the location of the rear rotors an increased pressure is created on the lower surface of the rear wing when the electric motors are activated. These pressure forces are very useful in transitions and forward flight but also have a positive effect in the take-off and landing phases, working as thrust augmenters. The operation of AVU is shown here.
AVU in transition or at low speed:
AVU in forward flight: