|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/116 ; 114/67A ; 180/126 ; 244/23R|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 14 인용 특허 : 0|
A wing in ground effect (WIG) vehicle, the body of which is a low aspect ratio airfoil. Soft end plates allow for proper sealing of pressure below the wing while preventing the transmittal of wave action forces to the vehicle. Fin rudders and a dorsal fin provide turning control. Efflux from the propulsor engines can be split to flow both over and under the wing so that the vehicle will be capable of both rapid movement and hover over both land and water. Two designs are disclosed providing this vehicle with the ability to jump out of ground effect mode ...
A ground effect vehicle comprising: an airfoil body having a leading edge, a trailing edge, and two tips said airfoil body shaped such that the center of its aerodynamic lift is substantially aligned with the center of gravity of the vehicle; means for controlling airflow around the tips of said airfoil body at least one propulsor mounted above said airfoil body; means for directing the efflux from said propulsor over and under said airfoil body in any relative proportion desired; means for generating torque about the vertical axis through the center of ...