|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||180/282; 280/005.506; 280/755|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 10 인용 특허 : 13|
A thruster system is provided for a vehicle that can be used to reduce the roll propensity of a motor vehicle. The system utilizes a control system and multiple sets of thrusters which are strategically placed upon the vehicle. The control system is provided for detecting a potential roll condition and activates selected ones of the thrusters to produce a necessary thrust force for counteracting roll forces. The thrusters are connected to an on-board pressurized gas source that generates the anti-roll thrust force.
What is claimed is: 1. A roll stabilization system for a vehicle, comprising: at least one thruster mounted in a side pillar of the vehicle and in selective communication with a source of pressurized gas; a fuel cell system located on-board the vehicle that provides power to the vehicle; and a controller system for detecting a potential roll condition of the vehicle and releasing pressurized gas from said source of pressurized gas to said thruster in response to a detected potential roll condition, wherein said pressurized gas is an inert gas for use wi...