Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems and Elippse Designs LLC, Sign Worldwide Licensing Agreement to Develop Low Noise Propellers for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
McMinnville, Oregon. Dec. 29, 2010 – Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems recently signed a worldwide licensing and manufacturing agreement to develop Low Noise Propellers for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Elippse Design LLC will grant exclusive worldwide license to use and exploit Elippse Intellectual Property for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems market, as both a manufacturer and as exclusive marketing firm for the Licensed Products. The types of Licensed Products that the Agreement covers include but are not limited to fixed-pitch propellers and variable-pitch propeller blades, which may be manufactured in single blade, two-blade, three-blade or more than three-blade configurations for all types of UAS.
"Northwest UAV has been in development of Variable Pitch & Constant Pitch Propeller Systems for UAS since 2009. These systems promise to increase UAV mission length by reducing fuel consumption of UAV engines and optimizing engine performance. Adding the Elippse blade design brings an added benefit; reducing the noise signature of UAV propellers", said Chris Harris, President NW UAV.
NW UAV recently tested the Elippse design at their Test & Evaluation Facility in McMinnville, Oregon and is now building propeller variants for fixed pitch and variable pitch UAV configurations.
"Northwest UAV is the ideal partner to bring the Elippse Propeller to the UAS marketplace", said Jeff Lipps, CEO for Elippse Designs LLC. "NW UAV is an established leader in UAV Propulsion, specializing in integrating new technology. With their rapid manufacturing system and test & evaluation facilities, test articles are possible in weeks instead of months."
Read about the Elippse design at http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/articles/2009-02_elippse.asp
Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems Inc. Northwest UAV Propulsion Systems builds UAV engines and support systems for any UAV propulsion need. We pride ourselves on our turn-key solutions.. If it can be designed, NW UAV can build it. Our systems include solutions for unmanned vehicles of all types - in the air on land and in the water. At NWUAV we offer more than just engines, we build UAV control systems. Ink-jet Fuel Injection; cutting edge fuel efficiency using patented HP technology exclusive to NW UAV. Laser-sinter systems: manufacturing of lightweight products of any complexity from polyamide or polystyrene materials directly from CAD data.
Elippse Designs LLC. a Limited Liability Corporation registered in Nevada having its corporate offices a P.O. Box 28909, Las Vegas, NV (Oregon business address 16607 SW Whitetail Lane, Beaverton, OR 97007), and A. Paul Lipps, an inventor, residing at 818 Park Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 www.eaa.org/experimenter/articles/2009-02_elippse.asp