Northwest UAV, a leading developer of propulsion systems and components for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has partnered with Unmanned Systems Technology (“UST”) to demonstrate their expertise in this field. The ‘Platinum’ profile highlights the benefits of Northwest UAV’s custom and commercial off-the-shelf engines, components and manufacturing services for unmanned aircraft.
Northwest UAV’s purpose-built UAV engines are expertly designed for small, low altitude aircraft that require fuel efficiency and portable power generation. All engines are ready-to-fly with minimal or no modifications required, with a lightweight quiet muffler and multiple generator output configurations available. Engines are available for aircraft weights from 18 to 250kg (40 to 550lbs).
Northwest UAV also provides Rotron Rotary UAV Engines – 4-stroke Wankel cycle rotary engines that are considerably smaller, lighter, and contain fewer moving parts than piston engines of equivalent power output – as well as RCV Rotary Engines, which are 4-stroke single and twin cylinder engines designed for small UAV engine applications in the 1kW to 6kW range.
Engine test solutions available from Northwest UAV include the Custom UAV Engine Test Cell, a completely self-contained, fully customizable UAV engine test unit housed within a twenty or forty foot container. Containing a single engine test stand, the CETC features sound dampening insulation and can be housed inside or outside your facility. Optional hatches can be provided to accommodate larger airframes.
The Northwest UAV Mobile Engine Test Stand is a customizable platform based around a laptop with LabVIEW DAQ software that can be used to operate, test, develop and record performance data for twin cylinder, single cylinder, and rotary UAV engines.
In addition to propulsion systems, Northwest UAV also provides a wide variety of other UAV components, including:
Northwest UAV provides a comprehensive range of manufacturing services for unmanned aircraft designers:
To find out more about Northwest UAV and their UAS engines and other products and services, please visit their profile page: