|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/053B ; 137/015.1|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 27 인용 특허 : 2|
A mission adaptive inlet (42) for an aircraft (40) has a rigid lip panel (56) pivotally attached to an inlet (42) of the aircraft (40). An actuation mechanism is coupled to the rigid lip panel (56) and causes the rigid lip panel (56) to pivot from a first position to a second position. A reinforced elastomer system (48) is connected the rigid lip panel and the inlet (42).
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. An aircraft having a mission adaptive inlet for controlling airflow into a jet engine of the aircraft, comprising:a nacelle attached to an aircraft;a plurality of rigid lip segments pivotally attached to the nacelle; anda plurality of reinforced elastomer lip segments connected between two of the plurality of rigid lip segments, the reinforced elastomer lip segments being movable to control airflow into the engine without forming gaps or discontinuities in a surface of the nacelle.