In SBIR Phase 1 and 2 projects, Brayton designed, built and tested a tiny turbocharger integrated with a high-speed alternator. The novel design incorporated a new low-cost air bearing system, for exceptionally lightweight and oil-free maintenance. Building on the success of our SBIR, Brayton will proceed to integrate the turbo-alternator with a 40 hp Wankel engine. This integrated system could provide substantial weight and range benefits to small UAVs such as the Shadow-200.
Brayton Receives Award from the Air Force Research Lab for Turbocharged Wankel Engine
20 August 2018