|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
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An in-flight hose-and-drogue refueling system has the capability of steering the drogue using four thrusters which are energized by pressurized air. The system measures the drogue\s 3-dimensional position relative to either the refueling aircraft or the probe on the receiver aircraft. A control system utilizes the measurements of the drogue\s 3-dimensional position to activate the thrusters so as to either minimize the excursions of the drogue due to turbulence, thus enabling easier hook-up, or alternatively, to track the receiver\s probe and automatical...
An in-flight hose-and-drogue refueling system comprising, in combination: a) a refueling hose-and-drogue unit extending from a refueling aircraft; b) a refueling probe extending from an aircraft to be refueled for engaging with said refueling drogue; c) a light source mounted on said refueling probe; d) first and second electrooptical sensing means, mounted on said drogue, each for sensing the relative position of said light source on said probe in relation to said drogue and for generating signals representative of said relative positions, said second e...