Airship Archangel is an emergency response, disaster relief airship, designed by Thomas Grimm, (principle inventor) with design support by Reindy Allendra and technical, engineering support of Dr. Gregory Smedley. Archangel was designed to enhance the capabilities of emergency response organizations in providing emergency medical services and emergency power, and in transporting personnel, supplies, equipment and other materials to increasingly numerous and dispersed locations around the world to respond to any crisis. Archangel will support Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief challenges throughout the world.
Archangel leverages composite material science to achieve a frameless lightweight airframe design enabling increased speed, lift and cargo capacity. Deployable/retrievable high-value modules provide enhanced operational and mission flexibility. Unified power electronics enable hybrid integration of propulsion; energy generation, storage and tethered wind-power generation for both on-grid and off-grid electrical power delivery for airborne operations and ground operations. On board antennae and communications systems can provide support for emergency disaster management, military operations, environmental monitoring or other missions.