UAV Hybrid Power

UAVs are quickly becoming a powerful solution for industrial applications, and are commonly seen as a technology capable of changing the way companies gather and use data. They are cost effective, easy to deploy, and can provide high quality data with superior granularity relative to more conventional methods. Unfortunately, despite the wealth of applications for UAV technology, they are simply not practical due to their power source: batteries.

Battery technology simply isn’t up to the task of supplying energy to cutting-edge, heavy lift industrial UAVs. They also represent significant logistical challenges to operators, ranging from inability to charge in remote environments to difficulties in transporting Lithium Polymer cells.

The hybrid powertrains developed by Pegasus solves all of these issues. By leveraging gasoline or heavy fuels as an energy source, platforms can stay in the air for an order of magnitude longer, and do not suffer any of the logistical challenges associated with operating battery-powered systems. Pegasus-powered platforms stay in the air longer, in any environment, with no compromises to logistical efficiency.


The Pegasus Advantage

Pegasus power units are the most advanced in the UAV industry. With the highest power to weight ratios available in the industry, lowest fuel consumption, and with Pegasus’ comprehensive diagnostic suite, UAVs powered by Pegasus are those most capable platforms on the market.

The power units designed and manufactured by Pegasus are built with industrial environments in mind, and are capable of operating in a wide variety of climates. With Pegasus, the following industry-leading technologies and capabilities are designed into every device:

  1. Fuel Injection
    All Pegasus power units are fuel injected to ensure easy starting in any environment or altitude, as well as providing outstanding power output and fuel economy without compromising performance

  2. Advanced Power Management
    Pegasus automatically powers all UAV systems while managing onboard battery state of charge

  3. Raw and Derived Diagnostics
    With onboard diagnostics, Pegasus power units will continuously monitor their own operation, ensuring that they run at peak performance

  4. Liquid Cooling
    Actively managing engine temperatures allows for optimal running at any altitude, engine load, and ambient temperature