|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/135A ; 244/113 ; 244/142 ; 244/152|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 24 인용 특허 : 2|
A drogue assembly (10) for in flight refueling includes a circumferenal array of triangular support arms which carry a drogue parachute (29) which extends circumferentially around their shorter sides. Each support arm is pivoted and mounted on a pivot pin (19) at its apex for pivotal movement in a radial direction. At least alternate ones of the support arms carry leaf springs which extend into pockets (51) formed in the drogue parachute (29). The leaf springs act on the drogue parachute (29) in opposition to air pressure loading on it in flight so that ...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A drogue assembly for in-flight refueling including a drogue parachute comprising an annular strip of sheet material having leading and trailing circumferentially continuous edges, and means for towing the drogue parachute in flight so that it is extended with the leading edge encircling an area larger than an area encircled by the trailing edge when the drogue parachute is fully extended, whereby the material presents a certain effective area to air through which it is being towed, the towing means being connected to and subs...