|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 26|
A low-cost airliner defense system utilizing self powered, retrievable, towed decoys against man portable heat-seeking missile (MANPAD) systems provides both high power and a large IR radiating surface area. An efficient and lightweight integrated turbine-alternator extracts sufficient electric power from an air stream directed through a small decoy deployed and towed behind an aircraft during the vulnerable phases of a flight to power a large and intense IR emitter. Unfurled IR radiator "petals" present large area arrays of rear-facing IR emitters. Dur...
I claim: 1. A deployable and retrievable decoy system for protecting passenger/transport aircraft against man portable, heat seeking missiles, comprising in combination, a) a decoy housing integrated with the aircraft having an aft deployment port; b) a decoy structure stowable within and deployable from the decoy housing via its aft deployment port, the decoy structure including, (i) an annular casing with an inner cylindrical core defining an annular airflow plenum having an upstream end and a downstream end; (ii) normally unfurled radiator petals pi...