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Oklahoma State University


Talos was developed as part of IARPA’s Great Horned Owl (GHO) Program that seeks to develop technologies that significantly extend the operational endurance and payload capabilities of ISR UAVs. The anticipated innovations in this program is a propulsion system that will quietly generate electrical power from liquid hydrocarbon fuel (specifically gasoline or diesel) and enable purely electrically driven quiet flight. Talos was designed to evaluate fuel-to-electricity devices using an advanced combustion engine directly coupled to alternator/generator concepts and electricity-to-thrust devices utilizing innovative electric motor driven propulsion systems.