TIGON Enertec, Inc. is ab integrator of hybrid propulsion systems for small engine applications. Founded on intellectual property developed at the University of Colorado, the TIGON hybrid solution is based on a proprietary gearsystem with two power inputs and one power output. The two inputs may accept engines specified by the customer, such a internal combustion engine(s) or electric motor(s). The output is for example to the propeller or other traction device. The TIGON design is lighter, simpler, and less expensive to design and integrate in systems ranging from 2hp to ~450hp, significantly expanding the potential market for hybrid consideration, to include propulsion systems in unmanned air vehicles, general aviation, motorcycles, ATV’s, and boats.
For certain applications and with appropriate design changes, the power flow can be reversed: one input and two outputs.
In parallel to the hybrid propulsion system, we developed a 3 meter wingspan blended wing body aircraft as test vehicle for the novel propulsion: HYPERION.