When Quiet Matters
The propeller design has been relatively consistent for over 100 years. Athule Aero is about to change that reality. With newly patented designs in joint development with professors and engineers from the US Air Force Academy and a mechanical engineering professor from Baylor University. Athule is now changing the shape of blades to both decrease noise and frequency – while adding lift and propulsion. With significant applications in both commercial and military applications, Athule is designing new propellers for all aircraft types including drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rotary aircraft, airplanes, and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
While each airframe or device will have different requirements, Athule can now offer up to a 70% reduction in noise at lower frequency combined with an 8-15% increase in functional lift for each customer.
In early 2022, the company applied for and was granted a US Air Force STTR grant of $750k in non-dilutive capital. Athule Aero’s milestone achievement and performance are ahead of schedule compared to initial plans. Next priorities include additional design and dual-purpose licensing services with additional DOD and commercial industry partners