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Electric Ducted Lift Fan Completes High Powered Thrust Tests

June 10, 2013

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) - Aurora Flight Sciences along with partners ThinGap and Trust Automation are answering the need for safe, high power density electric lift fans, with specific interest in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air vehicle applications. The team's unique approach utilizes a DC brushless ring motor, high switching rate controller, and ducted fan. The low disk loading compared to turbojets and turbofans minimizes the amount of debris kicked up during operation.

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