|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 25 인용 특허 : 16|
An in-flight refueling system, alignment system, and method are provided for substantially automating the positioning and engagement of an in-flight refueling system carried by a first aircraft with respect to a refueling receptacle carried by a second aircraft so as to facilitate an in-flight refueling operation between the first and the second aircraft. More specifically, the present invention provides for the alignment of the in-flight refueling boom with the refueling receptacle such that an extendable nozzle may extend from the in-flight refueling b...
1. An in-flight refueling system comprising:an in-flight refueling boom adapted to be carried by a first aircraft and comprising an extendable nozzle capable of extending therefrom, the extendable nozzle being adapted to engage a refueling receptacle carried by a second aircraft;an imaging device operably engaged with the in-flight refueling boom and configured to capture an image of the refueling receptacle;an alignment device operably engaged with the in-flight refueling boom and configured to determine and indicate alignment of the in-flight refueling...