|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/58 ; 244/5 ; 244/25 ; 244/28|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 41 인용 특허 : 0|
A novel, high-altitude, solar powered aircraft, capable of staying aloft at high altitudes for many months or even years to conduct around the clock surveillance and/or reconnaisance, includes a forward wing with solar energy capturing cells, a rear wing, inflated pontoons for keeping the aircraft aloft, suspension wires attached to the pontoons, a gondola suspended from and connected to the wires, control apparatus for moving the gondola along the wires, shifting the weight of the aircraft and thereby enabling banking to optimize exposure of the solar c...
A solar powered aircraft, comprising: (a) airfoil shaped wing means including container means connected thereto for storing a lighter-than-air gas, (b) propulsion means, supported by said wing means, for generating lift in combination with said wing means, (c) a payload supported beneath said wing means, including means to position solar cells in an optimum solar-radiation-gathering position with respect to the sun, and (d) solar energy collecting and converting means carried by said wing means for providing power to said propulsion means.