THE PROJECT

The CROP project introduces an innovative propulsion system for aircraft based on the cycloidal rotor concept, using an integrated approach that includes the electric drive train, airframe integration and an environmentally friendly energy source.

The CROP system is supported on a multi-physics approach:
1. The high thrust is obtained by unsteady-based cycloidal rotor operation
2. The development of low-weight electric power drives for the system
3. Airframe re-design to accomplish optimum integration of the cycloidal propulsor
4. Environmentally friendly energy source based on hydrogen and photo-voltaic cells

The strengths of the CROP concept are:
- High thrust levels by using unsteady airflows
- Low weight by using an integrated design approach
between airframe and cycloidal propulsor


ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY …

BASED ON GREEN ENERGY POWER SOURCES!

The revolutionary CROP propulsion concept will introduce new air-vehicle concepts, overcoming traditional limitation on short take-off and landing, including hovering capability.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme [FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement no. [323047]

Upcoming event:
Aerodays 2015, 20-23 October 2015, London.
CROP post-project presentation by invitation of European Union
CROP-Project Newsletter Q1/2014

CROP-Project Newsletter Q2/2015