• APPLICATIONS

    Applications of CycloTech's Cyclogyro rotors

ONE PROPULSION – LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES IN A BOOMING MARKET

The market for VTOL applications is one of the fastest-growing markets in aviation. Just the Urban Air Mobility market is projected to grow to €70 billion by 2035, according to Porsche Consulting and the BIS Research.

  • This market includes passenger aircraft, as well as inspection drones, freight drones, surveillance and intelligence drones, and supporting services.
  • Air taxis will become a daily part of our lives as well as drones inspecting critical infrastructure, fulfilling search and rescue missions or delivering goods directly to the customers’ doors.

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS SOLUTIONS

The Flightpath 2050 guidelines of the European Commission target a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer and a 90% reduction in NOx emissions.

These targets do not necessarily require completely new technology, but rather a radical new way of using the technology.

Cyclogyro rotors are the perfect solution for environmental aircraft serving the market needs either as stand-alone propulsion systems or in combination with conventional concepts.

All current Cyclogyro rotors are fully electrically-powered but could be used with a hybrid drivetrain to considerably extend operating range.

MAIN APPLICATION AREAS

As soon as the combination of VTOL, high maneuverability, fast and efficient forward flight, and compact design is required on a flight mission, Cyclogyro rotors are the superior solution.

Compound propulsion solutions

Cyclogyro rotors can not only serve as a main aircraft propulsion system but can also be a perfect complement to existing aircraft solutions.

CycloTech’s patented compound helicopter has two laterally placed Cyclogyro rotors. These allow the removal of the conventional tail rotor and support lift generation, leading to a reduction of the main rotor diameter.

Smaller Cyclogyro rotors could be used to precisely maneuver an airship, or enhance the agility and precision of air taxi concepts such as Kitty Hawk’s Cora, Boeing’s PAV (Passenger Air Vehicle), or AutoflightX’s eVTOLs.

Air Taxis

For all flights within the range of 40-140 km, the CycloTech propulsion system will be the superior solution measured by direct operating cost (DOC) per passenger kilometer. Cost-benefit calculations based on the Vahana configuration trade study demonstrate a >20% cost benefit compared to tilt-wing or full electric helicopter concepts.

We estimate the time to market to be approximately four to six years.

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Inspection & surveillance drones

Drones requiring VTOL to complete their missions are ideal candidates for the integration of Cyclogyro rotors. For example, drones used for infrastructure surveillance for electricity lines, pipelines or covering larger areas for search and rescue missions would benefit from the CycloTech technology.

Hybrid aircraft, combining turbine and battery, could quadruple the range and flight time to more than 250 km and 3 hours.

We estimate the time to market to be approximately two to three years.

High maneuverability drones

The industrial use of drones with the Cyclogyro propulsion system is optimal for work in tight surroundings. The use of four or more rotors in a ring-shaped arrangement provides agility superior to all quad- or multicopter configurations.

The ability to steer both the direction and the magnitude of thrust of every single rotor allows for precise positioning through rotation around all aircraft axes as well as for adaptation to varying circumstances such as crosswinds and gusts.

We estimate the time to market to be approximately two to three years.

Compound propulsion solutions

Cyclogyro rotors can not only serve as a main aircraft propulsion system but can also be a perfect complement to existing aircraft solutions.

CycloTech’s patented compound helicopter has two laterally placed Cyclogyro rotors. These allow the removal of the conventional tail rotor and support lift generation, leading to a reduction of the main rotor diameter.

Smaller Cyclogyro rotors could be used to precisely maneuver an airship, or enhance the agility and precision of air taxi concepts such as Kitty Hawk’s Cora, Boeing’s PAV (Passenger Air Vehicle), or AutoflightX’s eVTOLs.

Air Taxis

For all flights within the range of 40-140 km, the CycloTech propulsion system will be the superior solution measured by direct operating cost (DOC) per passenger kilometer. Cost-benefit calculations based on the Vahana configuration trade study demonstrate a >20% cost benefit compared to tilt-wing or full electric helicopter concepts.

We estimate the time to market to be approximately four to six years.

Download Factsheet

Inspection & surveillance drones

Drones requiring VTOL to complete their missions are ideal candidates for the integration of Cyclogyro rotors. For example, drones used for infrastructure surveillance for electricity lines, pipelines or covering larger areas for search and rescue missions would benefit from the CycloTech technology.

Hybrid aircraft, combining turbine and battery, could quadruple the range and flight time to more than 250 km and 3 hours.

We estimate the time to market to be approximately two to three years.

High maneuverability drones

The industrial use of drones with the Cyclogyro propulsion system is optimal for work in tight surroundings. The use of four or more rotors in a ring-shaped arrangement provides agility superior to all quad- or multicopter configurations.

The ability to steer both the direction and the magnitude of thrust of every single rotor allows for precise positioning through rotation around all aircraft axes as well as for adaptation to varying circumstances such as crosswinds and gusts.

We estimate the time to market to be approximately two to three years.