Pushing VTOL Market
The market for VTOL applications is about to emerge and is expected to become one of the fastest-growing markets in aviation. Solely the Urban Air Mobility market is projected to grow to €70 billion by 2035, according to Porsche Consulting and the BIS Research.
This vertical mobility 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 infrastructure, fulfilling search and rescue missions, or delivering goods directly to the customer’s doors. CycloTech provides the technology for a safer and more cost-efficient solution for aviation companies to fulfill the customer need for smart, green and efficient VTOL applications.
Application as Support System
Conventional VTOL applications based on rotorcraft systems – including single-rotor and multi-rotor systems – mainly lack of short-range and gust sensitivity. Depending on the flight mission of the aircraft, the precise control and efficient forward flight mode adds customer value. Critical infrastructure inspection, such as windmills, oil rigs, pipelines or railroads, needs to be performed even in harsh conditions and windy situations. CycloRotors provide higher gust tolerance, increase positioning accuracy and inspection times and therefore lower overall inspection & maintenance costs.
VTOL concepts based on lift generation in forward flight through wings are highly efficient in forward flight but suffer performance, especially during the take-off and landing phase.
The large size of the aircraft due to the wings and restricted maneuverability through tilting mechanism or lift+cruise configuration make the take-off and landing as well as the transition into forward flight a highly unstable and inefficient flight mission phase.
Instead of banking the complete aircraft, or tilting a propeller unit, the CycloRotor immediately counteracts the applied force, which results in superior maneuverability and a smaller landing pad for Airtaxis or long-range cargo drones.
Scenarios for Support Systems
HIGH aGILITY dRONE – CONCEPT OUTLOOK 2021
The product innovation team of Cyclotech is currently developing a high-agility drone concept that outperforms conventional inspections drones. By combining a CycloRotor with a rotorcraft drone, the new drone configuration will be capable of withstanding higher gusts and wind speeds, allow higher accuracy in positioning and enables the transport of payload and inspection in conditions where other drone configurations are already grounded.
The details for the concept will be revealed soon! CycloTech is searching for industry partners to turn the concept into a market-ready product.
Cyclo CARGO DRONE – Concept Study 2021
Harsh environmental situations with windy and even stormy situations allow CycloRotors to show its capabilities and performance. The CycloCopter with its patented concept, developed by CycloTech, is designed to fly in harsh conditions and withstand extreme situations. What makes CycloRotors unique is the ability to be added on to conventional systems, which can then use the advantages of both, without interfering with another system, in addition, the small design allows a mounting on various aircraft designs.
Application as Main Propulsion
CycloTechs main focus is the rotor technology and the effective integration of CycloRotors in aircraft concepts. The specific rotor design highly depends on the flight mission requirements of the aircraft. CycloTech’s core competence is the configuration of the perfect rotor unit, the development of the underlying concept till the final drawing of the specific CycloRotor and
interface to the aircraft. CycloRotors used as main propulsion system impress with low direct operating cost per km. Especially for medium-range distances for cargo or inspection drones, as well as for Airtaxi services, the combination of compact design, agile VTOL phase and efficient forward flight offers a competitive and safe transportation system.
Scenarios for Main Propulsion
AIR TAXI (TECHNOLOGY CARRIER) – CONCEPT STUDY 2021
With the current developments in urban air mobility and the efforts to promote air taxis and air delivery services CycloTech also reached out and developed an air taxi concept, to be able to display to its customers how such a configuration could look like. In that effect CycloTech conducted calculations to show the possible performance of such a system, to give a better understanding of the capabilities and advantages of the propulsion technology, the CycloRotors. At this point, CycloTech sees itself as a supplier of CycloRotors and a partner which provides the technology and not as an aircraft manufacturer.
D-DALUS – CONCEPT STUDY 2014
The D-Dalus concept builds the foundation of the current developments, although this concept is, regarding some aspects, outdated it provided a broad range of data and information as the concept was elaborated and calculated. It was the first air taxi concept with CycloRotors and allowed an insight into study fields from engineering, aerodynamics and controlling.
powered with electricity
Efficient transport with
small CO2 footprint
Responsible use of
Connecting people and
transport essential goods
CycloTech is providing a technology that is powered by electricity, although powering through a combustion engine would be possible, CycloTech is working to achieve zero-emission propulsion, which can be used in various applications. With this, a propulsion technology is provided which allows creating a very small CO2 footprint without the use of scarce resources or resources which harm the environment. Having this in mind and being
able to use CycloRotors for the transport of goods within a very short time and the transport of people within a city or city to city, a greener future doesn´t seem to be a futuristic scenario anymore. Urban air mobility comes closer, and CycloRotors provide an environmentally-friendly and sustainable solution, to push on to it.
Producing Green Energy
New ways to power The future
Using the Cyclogyro technology for energy generation is a step to the roots of the system. Originally the principle has been intended as a water turbine but has been adapted to the VSP for maritime applications. Basically, it is the inversion of the idea to generate thrust by spinning a CycloRotor. Designed as a Vertical-Axis-Wind-Turbine (VAWT) the system generates energy using the wind coming from any direction without the need for an azimuth or other
steering mechanism. The pitch control will be like the offset-control system in the propulsion units, but way simpler. First prototypes will be designed to compensate the energy consumption of an average household and therefore need to be integrated into a smart grid system and most probably combined with other renewable energy systems.