Missions and Capabilities:
Cargo Pod Delivery, Independently Retractable Landing Skids
For cargo resupply and casualty evacuation missions, the vehicle can receive and drop off pod cargo to any destination, even if that destination is otherwise inaccessible to ground vehicles.
Not only with the extremely small ground footprint, the Transporter can also land cargo pods via a winch in the most inaccessible terrains. Uneven terrain landing is possible due to the independent raising and lowering of the legs on the Transporter.
The Transporter can alternatively provide efficient casualty evacuation allowing swift retrieval as the fuselage can be lowered to the ground using the powered retractable landing skids.
The landing skids can also be replaced with helicopter wheels or pontoons to offer different mission capabilities.
The Transporter is sized to quickly fit inside a V-22 Osprey and can carry up to 1000 pounds of cargo travelling at faster speeds than traditional helicopters.
Proposed Production Versions of the AT Transporter 3 to 6 Person Flying Car
Specifications of Existing AT Transporter Technology Demonstrator (Up to 3 Passengers):
- Max Weight: 2,450 lbs Hot-High
- Empty Weight: 1,450 lbs
- Max Endurance: 5.0+ hours
- Max Range: 500 nm
- Max Payload: 1,000 lbs
- Max Cargo Payload: 800 lbs
- Max Flight Speed: 200 mph
- Range with Max Payload: 200 nm
- Service Ceiling: 18,000 ft
- Max HOGE: 15,000 ft
Specifications of AT Transporter with Upgraded Turbocharged Engines (Up to 6 Passengers):
- Max Weight: 4,050 lbs Hot-High
- Empty Weight: 2,450 lbs
- Max Endurance: 7.0+ hours
- Max Range: 700 nm
- Max Payload: 1,600 lbs
- Max Cargo Payload: 1,200+ lbs
- Max Flight Speed: 220 mph
- Range with Max Payload: 260 nm
- Service Ceiling: 28,000 ft
- Max HOGE: 25,000 ft
AT Transporter Mission Capabilities:
Firefighting: Carries over 1,200 pounds of water and can hover precisely to do water drops
Disaster Relief: Supplies can be loaded into the pods with AT Transporter landing with the supplies or the winch system can lower the pod to get the supplies to first responders in areas where landing is not possible
Water Rescue: With floats attached to skids water rescues are made possible
Robot Deploying Air Vehicle: A robot carrying pod can deploy and retrieve robots for disaster relief etc.
Medical Evacuation Vehicle: Carries one or more patients on stretchers
Autonomous Cargo: Allows for low cost high speed and high payload deliveries at 200 mph and up to 1,200 pounds
Crop Dusting: Can carry well over 1,200 pounds of agricultural sprays per run. Does quick turn arounds.
Personnel Transport: The People Pods (personnel-carrying pods) for the existing AT Transporter design will have seats for up to 3 people. People Pods for the upgraded production AT Transporter will have seats for up to 6 people and act can as an AT Transporter Shuttle Craft.
The 3 passenger AT Transporter is estimated to cost $249,000 – 299,000 and the 6 passenger AT Transporter is estimated to cost $395,000-450,000. Both vehicles can perform the same missions but with different payloads. Flights above 20,000 ft are possible with turbocharged engines. The passenger pods for the AT Transporter will be introduced in early 2018.