Additive Manufactured Ultra Micro Gas Turbine

Electronic military equipment weight as well as unmanned aerial vehicle flight time is highly dependent on achievable electric energy density. Therefore, the development of a 300W kerosene-driven Ultra Micro Gas Turbine (UMGT) prototype is foreseen to triple energy density compared to current Li-Ion batteries. As previous UMGT development efforts failed to achieve useful electric power output due to manufacturing limitations, the present project facilitates an additive ceramic manufacturing approach, allowing outstanding design flexibility and material properties.

Additively Manufactured Ultra Micro Gas Turbine

Rotor balancing procedure:

Porous combustor test:

UMGT rotor test:

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