|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 98 인용 특허 : 5|
An apparatus and method for aerial refueling of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) wherein a laser receiver/transmitter on a target device towed by a host aircraft projects a reticle pattern aft of the host aircraft and a laser receiver/transmitter on a probe of the UAV is activated as the UAV is moved within the projected reticle pattern. Thereafter, a rangefinder guides the UAV towards the host aircraft until the laser transmitter/receiver of the UAV is aligned and boresighted with the laser transmitter/receiver of the host aircraft at which time the mod...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] The method of interconnecting an airborne host aircraft having a trailing target drogue with a distal ring with a generally circular distalmost rim and a proximal generally circular receptacle structure, and a hose interconnecting the interior of the host aircraft and the receptacle structure of the drogue;an airborne unmanned aircraft having a probe extending generally along the path of flight of the unmanned aircraft to a distal end and including sensor means to point distally of the probe toward a laser generated reticular ...