|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 27 인용 특허 : 16|
An autonomous stratospheric airship comprising a hull which contains an equipment bay, forward and aft ballonets, forward and aft air management sub-systems, a propulsion system, and a control system is described. The airship also comprises a regenerative solar energy power and storage sub-system which allows powered daytime and nighttime operations. Further, the control system of the airship enables autonomous operation between selected waypoints or along a specified line of sight. The solar arrays utilized by the airship are internally mounted within t...
1. An autonomous stratospheric airship comprising:a hull defining an enclosed cavity: a lifting gas and at least one solar array disposed within said hull defined enclosed cavity to be movable independently of the orientation of the hull; a forward ballast reservoir; an aft ballast reservoir a ballast management subsystem attached to said hull and in fluid communication with said forward and aft ballast reservoirs; an equipment bay attached to said hull, said equipment bay having a multiplicity of energy storage units and an autonomous control system; a ...