Institut für Energietechnik (IET)



To address climate change properly and accelerate energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, new energy generation technologies are required. They have to be reliable, efficient, scalable and provide sufficient low cost energy to satisfy current and future demands. Skypull can offer a solution and proposes an innovative approach, based on a new revolutionary type of flight device, aimed at maximizing the lift, with minimum resistance and allowing autonomous operation: a "box" drone with proles multi-element aerodynamics, characterized by high aerodynamic performance, deterministic behavior, intrinsic structural strength, low weight and low production costs. In short, we are helping to build a cleaner and more sustainable world.




Project goals

The goal of this Innovation Project is to apply various CFD tools and optimisation algorithms to Skypull's multibody airfoil element in order to improve the aerodynamic design. This will include investigating the potential of the Lattice Boltzmman Method to speed up the optimisation process through efficient parallel processing.




Dr. Sarah Barber
Oberseestrasse 10
CH-8640 Rapperswil SG
+41 (0)55 222 42 62