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Hybrid Drivetrain for UAVs
Technology Description This hybrid drivetrain combines the benefits of an electric motor and a gas engine to enable vertical takeoff and landing as well as extended flights times in both fixed wing and multi-rotor drone designs. The system has optimized components to allow the electric motor to function as motor and generator and also eliminates ex...
Published: 3/27/2019   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Hagen, Sean Brown, Shyam Menon, Thomas Herron
Keywords(s): Unmanned Aerial Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Category(s): Device, Engineering, Physical Science, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Hybrid Power and Cooling System
Technology Description The hybrid system incorporates novel heat activated cooling technologies to provide systems that operate with higher efficiencies and/or reduced fuel requirements. The system is capable of using both a power source and waste heat in order to generate power and cooling. In one application, the hybrid power/cooling arrangement ...
Published: 5/24/2016   |   Inventor(s): Hailei Wang, Thomas Herron, Daniel Miller
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Cooling, Energy Recovery, Heating & Cooling Systems
Category(s): Engineering, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Heat-activated Heat-pump System with Compressor and Regenerator
Technology Description This heat-activated heat-pump system comprises a power cycle coupled to a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle both utilizing the same working fluid. The power cycle uses a boiler, an expander receiving superheated vapor and producing work from the superheated vapor, a condenser, and a pump. A regenerator conducts a first st...
Published: 5/18/2016   |   Inventor(s): Monte Kevin Drost, Thomas Herron, Richard Peterson
Keywords(s): Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Inst. (ATAMI), Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Areospace Engineering, Physics / Applied Engineering
Category(s): Nanoscience & Microtechnologies
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