Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Electrofluidsystems Plasma Falcon

Electrofluidsystems is developing a novel swarm capable high-tech mini UAV with agile flight performance and the ability for high-altitude flights through active flow control and plasma anti/de-icing on wings and propeller. The PLASMA FLYER or SWARM FLYER is made of a laser-sintered, additive manufactured, ultra-strong PEEK structure with a nanomaterial-coated prepreg composite hull. This enables high speed, high g-forced starts from ultrashort pneumatic launchers. 

The world’s first plasma controlled flying wing UAV has an improved performance at flight conditions which usually would stop other drones from flying because of strong crosswind induced flow separation and instability effects. The vehicles durability to crosswinds was increased by more than 60% and is thus higher than for other mini UAVs. 

The 6kg PLASMA FALCON 1.11 has a 2kg payload volume (33%), a powerful 2kW electric engine for fast vertical climbs after launch and a rectrable ultra light gyro stabilized long range HD EO/IR gimbal camera. An optional update kit was developed for electric VTOL operations. 

Our AI computer-based SWARMPILOT with six navigaition cameras and the optional blockchain platform SWARMCHAIN will give us an additional customer benefit for more secure communication and coordination of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAVs).