There are several advantages to using Jetoptera’s Bladeless Propulsion System, which utilizes fluid induction.
Jetoptera has completed a fourth Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, which enables aircraft to take off and land vertically (VTOL), yet accelerate to jet speeds in forward flight configuration.
At present Fluidics propulsion system will utilize GE aviation gas turbine but it can use an electric turbine as well.
The technology presents several fundamental advantages over VTOL legacy systems, emitting lower, atonal noise and benign exhaust temperatures while eliminating rotors or propellers. It employs very reliable and low-maintenance turbocompressors which are easy to adapt from current highly reliable turbines. Jetoptera designed, built and tested an Upper Surface Blown Wing (USB) equipped powered-high-lift test article integrating Jetoptera’s Fluidic Propulsive System™ (FPS™). The experimental data produced informs the concepts critical to the delivery of an HSVTOL aircraft conceptual design. A subscale model of this conceptual aircraft is currently being studied and tested in a wind tunnel.