The importance of Terreplane technology goes past the interest of one company. As such, information and R&D advances that a company would normally keep as highly confidential is shared openly on this page through the below links.
4/18/18 - Prototype Vehicle Unveiled & Key Publications
The image to the right is the Terre 1 prototype incorporating several advanced patent-pending features (a third PCT application to be filed). Further discussion is provided in the following two papers submitted for peer refereed publication:
Chemical Engineering Insight On Theories of Flight
Calculations on a 250 Person-mpg Transit System
Terreplane is now much more than a land-based transit system, the breakthroughs in flight theory (see above paper) are poised to double the fuel economy for aircraft; setting the stage for electric-powered drone commerce.
Measured (see table to right) lift-to-drag ratios (L/D) confirm that standard commercial jet tubular fuselages exhibit near-zero lift. The Terre 1 fuselage performs like an airfoil for Terreplane and airliners, alike.
Further improvements are possible.
4/5/18 - Terreplane's Linear Motor Stator Prototype Operational
Now more than theory, the Open-Sided LIM/S has been prototyped with verified. This prototyping is a key step for Terreplane; but also, demonstrates technologies with greater ramifications for the industry.
3/20/18 - Terreplane's Linear Motor Lab Operational
Terreplane's patent-pending linear motor technology enables a 5-inch diameter chassis/stator to propel the Terreplane vehicle along a zipline-type cable/pipe. Successfully implementing the control and testing system for this linear motor R&D is a key step to initiate prototype testing and development.
2/25/18 - Terreplane's Lab Operational for Vehicle Prototype
(L:D ratio optimization, arm-mechanism optimization)
Lift-to-Drag (L:D) ratios of Terreplane vehicles are a critical design feature that impacts energy consumption. Energy economy is directly proportional to these L:D values (a doubling of the L:D results in double the miles per gallon). During the last few weeks, Terreplane Technologies, LLC has upgraded wind tunnel facilities to include the capability of measuring L:D ratios of prototype vehicles. The new facilities provide the capability to Design, 3D print, and document L:D ratios of several prototype vehicles designs in 24-hour turnaround times. Link to pdf file (right) for the complete update.