Phonix nanofibre-enhanced products winning innovation awards

Doterrel-Drone-ShroudWe’ve always loved the thought of our nanofibre products enhancing and improving other products by being incorporated into the design. Our mission is to enable companies to produce superior products using Revolution Fibres’ designed functional nanofibres. Our products provide a platform for innovation, and we’ve seen an example of this in the last week, with Dotterel Technologies being awarded the NAB 2016 Most Innovative Product Award in Las Vegas.

Doterrel-Drone-Shroud-Phonix-Nanofibre-Noise-ControlDotterel Technologies designed a UAV Drone Shroud which greatly reduces the ‘drone’ of a drone. Making use of Revolution Fibres’ Phonix nanofibre technology in it’s design, the drone shroud essentially controls the direction of the propeller noise upwards and away from the ground and the ears of those on it. With a product-to-market goal of late 2016, we could soon see this technology in action. We certainly have less chance of hearing it in action…

Here’s a clip of the NZ UAV Technology Pavilion, featuring Doterrel’s Drone Shroud at about 60 seconds in:

An article in states that “Dotterel have tested a working prototype that reduces noise by 6dB, and in the next phase of testing they are hoping to make a drone flying at 20m sound like it’s flying at 40m. Seamus from Dotterel says the eventual aim is to make the drone so quiet you don’t even know it’s overhead.”

NBR says “Auckland-based Dotterel was set up only nine months ago by three brothers – Matt Rowe, Shaun Pentecost, and Seamus Rowe – after they won $10,000 as finalists in Callaghan Innovation’s inaugural C-prize competition aimed at developing world-leading drone technology for the film, media, and gaming industries.”

We’re really proud to play our part, and congratulate Seamus and the team at Dotterel on being recognised as the innovators they are.


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