Entrant Profile

Kenneth Ryan

Location: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina United States

Company: KRyanCreative, LLC

Profession: Engineer/Designer

Inspired by: I am a retired Naval Aviator, Helicopter Test Pilot and Operational Commander. I have experienced the limits of shaft-based mechanical devices. The full potential of a hovering device to save lives and create wealth can only be achieved by technology that can make more power available at a smaller weight penalty. I do not want my grandchildren flying the devices I flew in the Navy. The clean technology that will increase power density and help propel an ultra-heavy lift air vehicle exists today or is very near technical maturity. I am pursuing a reinvention of the helicopter, not because I hate them, but because I love them.

2020 Entries

Date Title Category Views Votes
03/13 Levitated Annular Rotor System for Vertical Flight Aerospace & Defense 506 1