|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B64C-030/00 B64C-009/00 B64C-001/00|
|§371/§102 date||20030814 (20030814)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 40 인용 특허 : 14|
An unmanned air vehicle (“UAV”) apparatus is configured to have a body and a body-conformal wing. The body-conformal wing is configured to variably sweep from a closed position to a fully deployed position. In the closed position, the body-conformal wing span is aligned with the body axis and in the fully deployed position the body-conformal wing span is perpendicular to the axial direction of the body. Delivery of the UAV comprises the steps of: positioning the span of a body conformal wing in alignment with the axis of the body of the UAV; initiating t...
1. An unmanned air vehicle (“UAV”) for delivery of a payload and for extended range operation comprising,a body, a body-conformal wing, wherein said body-conformal wing is configured to form the outer surface of said UAV body when it is an an un-deployed position, thereby having a seamless outer-mold-line conformal to the UAV body, the body conformal wing is of elliptical or quasi-elliptic platform shape and its airfoil designs are to satisfy the low drag and large lift to drag ratio requirement for optimal aerodynamic performance and to satisfy containm...