|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/012.3; 244/060; 244/062; 244/053.0B|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 21 인용 특허 : 12|
Integrated propulsion systems and methods for blended wing aircraft are disclosed. In one embodiment, a propulsion system at least one engine operatively disposed within an engine flow duct having an engine inlet and an engine exhaust aperture, and at least one fan operatively disposed within a fan flow duct having a fan inlet and a fan exhaust aperture. The engine and fan rotational axes extending at least approximately along a lengthwise direction of the aircraft, the fan flow duct being separate from the engine flow duct. A transmission assembly is op...
What is claimed is: 1. An aircraft comprising: an airfoil-shaped body; a plurality of fans having separate fan axes; a fan cowl on a surface of the body for forming a fan passageway for the plurality of fans, the fan passageway having a flush inlet; a plurality of engine cowls on at least one of an upper surface of the fan cowl and an opposite surface of the body; and a plurality of turbine engines for driving the fans, each engine inside an engine cowl; wherein the fan cowl is on an upper surface of the body and the engine cowls are on an upper outer s...