Microturbine Propulsion for UAVs

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34863
Published 2019-08-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Seventy years ago, military aviation moved from reciprocating engines to vastly more reliable turbo jets and turboprops. Shortly after, the commercial air transport industry followed suit, enabling modern air transport. Today, virtually all large aircraft rely on turbine propulsion, yet small aircraft, both manned and unmanned, have not exploited the advantages of turbines for propulsion.