Variable-Cycle Engine & Aircraft Technology
Determining innovative methods for improving versatile, scalable engine and aircraft technology for continually and rapidly evolving unmanned aerial system requirements
Continually and rapidly evolving unmanned aerial system requirements for commercial applications and military strategic and tactical battlefields have obviated simple modifications to existing platforms. Furthermore, new requirements demand increased performance in terms of longer range and endurance, faster flight speeds, increased payload capacity, reduced noise emissions and a smaller launch and recovery footprint. Thus, there is a critical need to develop advanced variable-cycle engine and aircraft technologies that are versatile and scalable.
K-45 Turbojet with ducted fan
K-45 Turbojet Driven with Ejector and Unducted Fan Assembly