Undefined Technologies, a Florida-based tech startup, has unveiled the new aesthetic design of its silent eVTOL drone powered by ion propulsion.
The concept vehicle named “Silent Ventus” uses proprietary technology to fully use the ion cloud surrounding the craft to generate high levels of ion thrust in atmospheric air.
“Silent Ventus is a vivid example of our intent of creating a sustainable, progressive, and less-noisy urban environment,” says Tomas Pribanic, Founder and CEO of Undefined Technologies. “The design brings us closer to our final product and enables us to showcase the dual-use of our technology.”
Currently, the company is working towards achieving longer flight times with noise levels below 70 decibels; the next mission flight is scheduled for next month.
In December 2021, the aircraft completed a major milestone achieving a significant increase in lifting power and mission time. The technology uses innovative physics, making it viable to use ion propulsion in atmospheric conditions with superior performance of up to 160% compared to current ion thruster technologies.
The breakthrough development creates a technical and commercial opportunity for using ion propulsion drones for various civil and military applications, including last-mile delivery and surveillance.
Source: Press Release