|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/002; 244/013; 244/138.R; 244/152; 244/139|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 4 인용 특허 : 8|
A multimodal vehicle includes a ground based vehicle with an attached high-capacity airfoil parachute for deployment. The ground based vehicle includes a drive system for use on either land, water or both. Furthermore, the ground based vehicle is sized and dimensioned for transport of multiple vehicles in a cargo plane. The high-capacity airfoil parachute allows high-altitude deployment of the multimodal vehicle. The risers to the parachute may be adjusted for powered parachute flight rather than free fall flight. The ground based vehicle may include a ...
The invention claimed is: 1. A multimodal vehicle comprising: a ground operable vehicle having an air propulsion source dischargeable from an aircraft in-flight; a multimodal ram air parachute operable in one free fall mode as a free fall parachute and in another powered parachute mode as a powered parachute attached to an upper portion of the ground operable vehicle deployable as a free fall parachute in said free fall mode following discharge of the ground operable vehicle from the aircraft for controlled descent of the ground operable vehicle to a ta...