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NEWS | Dec. 1, 2016

Indiana Company Gives Lift to Aircraft Power and Propulsion Systems


PC Krause and Associates Inc.

  • LOCATION: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • TOPIC NUMBER: AF151-070
  • TOPIC TITLE: Modular Motor Drive with Programming and Configuration Tools for the Development of Small Aircraft Electric Power and Propulsion Systems
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE: AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Newly improved motor control technology could provide a significant boost to the performance of remotely piloted aircraft.

With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Program, Indiana-based PC Krause and Associates Inc. has developed a system that may be capable of meeting a wide range of small aircraft electrical power and propulsion system needs.

As a result of the early-stage hardware demonstration, the company - also known as PCKA - delivered production controllers for Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Canister Launch Small Unmanned Air System.


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