ePropelled starter generators (SGs) provide the power generation of an alternator but have enough torque to start the engine from the onboard battery. They allow for extended flight time, reduced noise, and increased power, and can support hybrid applications.
Benefits to UAVs powered by internal combustion engines:
- Power assist – Sufficient power to assist the internal combustion engine. The engine can then be sized for steady flight rather than exclusively for peak power requirements.
- Range extension – Battery power to extend flight time or land the aircraft in the event of a fuel emergency.
- Reduced noise – Convert to electric power temporarily to reduce the noise of internal combustion engines.
ePropelled starter generators can be paired with our intelligent power systems (iPS) and electronic engine starters (EES) for the smartest onboard systems in the industry.
ePropelled starter generators are compact and lightweight, saving significant weight in the aircraft. They are built with quality materials and are assembled in the USA.