Active turbulence suppression – SmartWings

Development of smart wing structures that measure atmospheric turbulence and suppress disturbance effects

  • reduction of interference effects due to atmospheric turbulence in flight

For commercial aviation:

  • reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions – by up to 10%
  • higher traffic volume
  • improved travel comfort and flight safety

For vertical take-off and landing (VTOL):

  • particularly efficient turbulence suppression due to parallel effect of direct lift and vertical thrust
  • increased reliability and safety in operation
  • building consumer confidence

For unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV):

  • enabling missions with smaller aircraft
  • increased reliability and safety in operation
  • longer range

Innovation level:

  • novel method increases the compensation effect of the lift by a factor of 10
  • results of simulation and unmanned test flight indicate possible reduction of the disturbance effects by 80% compared to today’s uncontrolled flight
  • filed for patent
  • first public presentation at a trade show