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GARDN II Projects (2014-2019)

Energy Efficient Aircraft Configurations and Concepts of Operation




Investigate novel air vehicle configurations, advanced propulsion systems, and noise reduction techniques to enable cleaner and quieter UAV operations and air transportation.

The design and development will be performed as an integral part of the aircraft conceptual design, which will enable specifically:

  • Noise Reduction using hybrid/electric propulsion
  • Greener and Cleaner Operations
  • Experimental validation and evaluation

This includes the development of a hybrid gas/electric propulsion system that will allow advanced technologies such as distributed propulsion. The technology will be demonstrated using Nebula’s existing VTOL fixed wing UAV air frame.

This research will result in technologies that will benefit both manned aircraft sector as well as unmanned aircraft.


2 years