|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 48|
Provided is a reel-out reel-in apparatus that is specifically configured to rapidly deploy and retrieve a towed device such as an aerial decoy towed behind an aircraft. The reel-out reel-in apparatus comprises a spool, a towline wound around the spool and connected to the towed device, a drive mechanism for rotating the spool during retrieval of the towed device, and an electronically controlled levelwind assembly. The levelwind assembly is adapted to evenly distribute the towline across a spool width of the spool during retrieval of the towed device. In...
What is claimed is: 1. An apparatus for deploying and retrieving a towed aerial device from an aircraft, the apparatus comprising: a rotatable spool having a spool width; a towline wound around the spool and extending therefrom at a tangent point and being connected to the towed aerial device; a drive mechanism operatively coupled to the spool and configured to drivingly rotate the spool for reel-in of the towline during retrieval of the towed aerial device; and an electronically-controlled levelwind assembly configured to uniformly distribute the towli...