|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 34 인용 특허 : 6|
Launch and recovery of an aerial vehicle by a forwardly moving surface vehicle relies on a winch module having a winch to selectively reel out and reel in a towline and a sensor capable of sensing tension in the towline. A lifting body assembly having a pair of lifting bodies and a snagging wire is connected to the towline. The lifting bodies lift and laterally extend the snagging wire between the lifting bodies. An aerial vehicle flying through the air engages the snagging wire by a hook. A first signal representative of tension of the towline causes t...
I claim: 1. A system for launch and recovery of an aerial vehicle by a surface vehicle comprising: a surface vehicle having a landing pad for an aerial vehicle, said surface vehicle being capable of generating a flowing stream of ambient air above it; a winch module on said surface vehicle, said winch module comprising a winch, a towline coupled to said winch, and a sensor capable of sensing tension in said towline, wherein said winch is configured to selectively reel out and reel in said towline; a lifting body assembly connected to said towline, said ...