|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/1TD ; 244/1R ; 244/328 ; 102/388|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 0|
A stabilization system for a towed aerodynamic body 1. The body is provided with two, contra-rotating tubular shrouds 3, 4 each fitted with a set of vanes 5, 6. When the towed body is disturbed by the towing aircraft\s wake, the gyroscopic inertia caused by rotation of the shrouds exerts a damping effect on the subsequent oscillatory motion of the towed body. In one embodiment, the shrouds are coupled by wheels which constrain the shrouds to rotate in opposite senses. Hence gyroscopic precession effects due to each rotating shroud cancel.
A means for stabilizing an aerodynamic body of generally cylindrical form having a longitudinal axis, said stabilizing means comprising: front and rear tubular shrouds, each of said shrouds comprising a means for enveloping a portion of said body and is rotatable with respect to said body about said longitudinal axis; and aerodynamically driven means for compelling said shrouds to rotate in opposite senses when said body is in motion.