Calnetix Technologies’ Defense & Aerospace division has designed a variety of solutions combining gas turbines and Magnaforce™ permanent magnet (PM) motor generators ranging from auxiliary power units (APUs) for today’s advanced fighter aircrafts and UAVs to self-contained industrial power generation systems rated at 500 kW or more.

Traditionally, airborne turbine generators utilize gear reduction systems to drive synchronous or induction electric generators. Calnetix’s high-speed direct-drive PM generators can eliminate the gearbox, significantly improving efficiency while reducing required maintenance. In addition, the size and weight of the generator can be significantly reduced, improving fuel efficiency.