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  • Richard (Pat) Anderson
  • Lori Costello
  • Charles Eastlake
  • Glenn Greiner

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Project TitleHybrid Assembly for an Aircraft
Track Code2012-005
Short Description

A propeller driven aircraft powered by either an internal combustion engine or an electric motor.

Abstract

A propeller driven aircraft powered by either an internal combustion engine or an electric motor. The parallel system hybrid aircraft can takeoff with the internal combustion engine and climb to a cruising altitude. The internal combustion engine then can be turned off and the electric motor turned on to power the aircraft's propeller. The aircraft is capable of alternating operation between the electric motor and internal combustion engine as often as required at altitude. The aircraft can be landed using either the internal combustion engine or the electric motor. The transition of power from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor and back is performed through a hybrid clutch and pulley assembly that interconnects the internal combustion engine propeller flange to the propeller driveshaft. The electric motor is connected to the hybrid assembly through belts and sheaves. The electric motor throttle is controlled in the cockpit.

 
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Posted DateOct 1, 2014 10:04 AM

Researcher

Name
Richard (Pat) Anderson
Lori Costello
Charles Eastlake
Glenn Greiner

Manager

Name
Stephanie Miller

Files

File Name Description
U.S. 9,102,326 Issued U.S. Patent Download
WO2014/137365 PCT Application Publication Download
US2013/0227950 U.S. Patent Application Publication Download