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특허 상세정보

Uninhabited airborne vehicle in-flight refueling system

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G08G-005/04    G01C-021/28   
미국특허분류(USC) 701/003; 701/009; 701/300; 701/301; 244/135.A; 340/961
출원번호 US-0304626 (2002-11-26)
발명자 / 주소
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    Black Lowe & Graham PLLC
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초록

A method and system is provided for performing automated air refueling of uninhabited airborne vehicles (UAVs). The method and system includes any combination of a positioning system component, an air collision avoidance system (ACAS) component, a voice processing component, an image processing component, a flight controller, a wireless data link connecting the UAV with the tanker, and refueling components. The ACAS component receives position information of other aircraft, such as UAVs and tankers, over the wireless data link, and generates navigation i...

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청구항

1. An uninhabited airborne vehicle (UAV) comprising:a position component for determining absolute position;a memory component for storing flight plan information and one or more images of tanker aircraft;an air collision avoidance system (ACAS) component;a voice processing component for analyzing;a wireless communication component for communicating between a tanker and other UAVs in a predefined vicinity;an image processing component; anda flight control component. 2. The UAV of claim 1, further comprising refueling components for receiving fuel airborne...

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