Advanced Multi-Passenger UAM VTOL Aircraft (AMUVA)
Micor Technologies LLC
Norton Shores, Michigan, USA
Founded in 2014, Micor Technology LLC is based in West Michigan (USA) and is a groundbreaking engineering and product development company who employs skilled engineers and scientists creating disrupting technologies related to power and mobility for both military and commercial use. The company charter is to use innovative engineering for emerging markets to extend the range of electric vehicles and aircraft.
The company's plan is to develop new technologies such as high-power density and multi-fuel engines hybrid-electric power sources, which are safe and cost-effective for both power and mobility uses such as ground, marine, air vehicles and co-generation systems (on-site power generation) for buildings and manufacturing plants.
The Advanced Multi-Passenger UAM VTOL Aircraft (AMUVA) is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) or hybrid-electric VTOL concept design, made for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), possibly holding between four to six people. The aircraft has been made to fit into parking lot spaces and a home garage. The aircraft has a canopy type window over the cabin providing passengers excellent views when traveling through cityscapes and urban areas.
The aircraft has some unique features. The aircraft has tandem forward-swept wings. The front wings are fixed to the front lower portion of the nose of the aircraft while the tail has forward-swept wings on top of two vertical booms on the back of the fuselage. The big advantage of using wings for any passenger air taxi is increasing the range of the aircraft. While not shown, the possibility of fixed or retractable wheeled landing gear could be on this design due to the ease of movement needed for eVTOL aircraft while on the ground.
The designs of Micor Technologies allow multiple power sources for its aircraft. This is an extremely important design feature as clean fuel cells and high density batteries are increasing in power each year, allowing greater speeds and further ranges for clean eVTOL urban passenger and cargo aircraft.
As in many eVTOL Urban Air Mobility concept designs, the original concept design might look completely different than its demonstrator or production aircraft.
The company also foresees this aircraft to be used for Urban Air Mobility (UAM), aerial inspections, search and rescue, first responder service, rural UAM, military transportation, border security, aerial fire fighting, air cargo and for sightseeing tours. The company has submitted many patents for their aircraft designs.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL or hybrid-electric VTOL passenger aircraft
- Piloting: Unknown
- Capacity: Multi-passenger aircraft (possibly 4-6 passengers)
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: Unknown
- Propellers: Unknown
- Electric Motors: Unknown
- Power source: Batteries (or hybrid-electric)
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber
- Windows: Canopy over cockpit
- Wings: The aircraft has tandem forward-swept wings. The front wings protrude from near the bottom of the nose of the fuselage and the rear forward-swept wings are on tall booms.
- Landing gear: Unknown