|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 24 인용 특허 : 10|
A hybrid aerial vehicle is optimized, for example, and not by way of limitation, to operate above 100,000 feet in altitude and provide persistent and maneuverable flight while carrying a wide array of communications and sensing payloads. The hybrid vehicle may use the high altitude winds to gain altitude by pitching up with the center of gravity (CG) control and using its propulsion drive to thrust into the wind to create aerodynamic lift to rise above the neutral buoyancy altitude. The hybrid vehicle will pitch down with the CG control so as to use grav...
What is claimed is: 1. An aerial vehicle comprising: an aerodynamic envelope enclosing a volume of lifting gas; suspension lines engaging the aerodynamic envelope; a rotor suspended from the aerodynamic envelope by the suspension lines; and a gondola including a positional translator for translating the gondola with respect to the aerodynamic envelope, the positional translator engaging the rotor, wherein the gondola is suspended below the envelope by the rotor, and the gondola is able to rotate and translate with respect to the aerodynamic envelope. ...