BladeRunner Featured by EDCO

The Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a non-profit corporation supported by private and public members and stakeholders, whose mission is to create middle-class jobs in Central Oregon. Their team has been very supportive of BladeRunner’s mission and is... Read More

BladeRunner Selected as Standout Company

After participating in the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator, powered by CleanTech Alliance in Seattle and VertueLab in Portland, BladeRunner was selected as a Standout Company. The team plans to use the funds from the award to support an ongoing collaboration with a local... Read More

Creating Light

The latest round of full scale testing focused on connecting the BladeRunner power takeoff system to an electrical generator. In addition to creating light, the team was able to verify the model developed to predict generator performance. This... Read More

Full Scale Testing

In June 2018, the BladeRunner team completed its first full scale rotor test. Using the latest and most optimized rotor designs, the team was able to benchmark the fixed shaft vs. flexible power takeoff across a wide range... Read More

Finalist at TechfestNW

Out of 75 applicants, BladeRunner was selected as a finalist at TechfestNW! The event is designed to explore the latest trends across Food Tech, Health Tech, Inclusivity in Tech Culture & Smart Cities/Smart Transit. The team appreciated the opportunity... Read More

Open Water Testing

The PAX Scientific and BladeRunner Teams completed the first of many open water tests in September 2017. The main goal was to characterize the performance of the flexible tether and compare it to flume results. The team will... Read More

BladeRunner Awarded Phase II Grant

The National Science Foundation has again chosen to support the BladeRunner technology. The PAX Scientific and BladeRunner teams have been awarded a Phase II grant through the NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The project will build on... Read More

BladeRunner Rotor Testing

On June 8, 2016, the BladeRunner team traveled to California State University, Chico to test four different rotor types as part of our National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Project. Using the controllable flume, the team measured... Read More