top of page

Research and Development

Composite Stiffened Panel Optimisation

Aero Optimal commenced the development of the first analytical optimisation tool for CFRP stiffened panels typically used in composite structures in 2011. This innovation facilitated the creation of minimum-weight systems for multiple criteria in stiffness, strength, stability, and damage tolerance. However, over-design due to damage tolerance criteria dominating the design drive for CFRP panels was a key concern, hence the subject of several Aero Optimal study proposals.

  • An air express service connecting major cities up to 100 Km range

  • A delivery system for a package of a 5kg container

  • Structure health monitoring and management

  • Composite airframe with modular/interchangeable parts

  • Battery: Ultra-High Energy Pack

  • Flight computer with an integrated control system

  • Electric propulsion power (e-motor propellers)

  • Energy recuperation capability

  • Real-time flight monitoring for timely safety action

MRU Drone 1.png

Commercial Drone

Case study of a fixed-wing e-S/VTOL air vehicle, integrating the technologies in battery, optical and acoustic sensors.  It incorporates a complete electrical propulsion system with short and vertical take-off & landing capabilities and an airframe made of advanced composite materials.


The MRU-Drone is designed primarily for use as a commercial delivery system adaptable for use in the inspection of oil & gas pipelines, aerial surveys, and mapping:

bottom of page