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FEATURE ARTICLE

LaunchPoint innovations
LaunchPoint is a multifaceted engineering design group with roots
in scientific research and development from its beginnings 30 years
ago as Magnetic Moments. Among its innovations recently has been
to develop high specific power, high efficiency electric machines for
the demanding, high-reliability applications associated with hybrid
electric UAV flight. The machines are an axial flux design based on dual-Halbach-array magnet rotors and ironless stators. This combination
of design features allows for an extremely high efficiency motor with
good specific power. The motors are air cooled and create their own
airflow so no additional cooling system or fan is required.
Another has been to apply the redundancy management and faultisolation, fault-tolerant design techniques of fly-by-wire technology to
the field of electric aircraft propulsion, a system which it calls " propulsion by wire " . Depicted above is an example applied to a proposed hybrid bus architecture for a VTOL tilt-wing aircraft.
" In fly-by-wire all the aircraft flight-control authority passes through
the wires instead of through mechanical systems, " explains Ricci. " With
electric propulsion we are doing the same thing for the vehicle propulsion power. Instead of flowing through mechanical connections-
pressures, air foils, pistons, and shafts-the propulsion power will flow
through wires from the energy source to the propulsion units. The
same design principles that make fly-by-wire more reliable than mechanical flight controls will make propulsion-by-wire safer and more
reliable than conventional propulsion. "
For more info, see www.launchpointeps.com.
For an update on their new product launch, query " LaunchPoint " at
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Editor’s Choice/ Features
Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
Research & Development
Product News
Industry News
Annual Industry Resource Guide
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Perseverance Lands on Mars with maxon Precision Motors Aboard
Visions
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
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