|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/002; 244/158.9; 244/063; 244/171.11|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 1 인용 특허 : 15|
A vehicle comprises a first stage supersonic aircraft, and a second stage hypersonic aircraft. The second stage aircraft is in tandem with the first stage aircraft.
1. A vehicle comprising: a first stage aircraft;a second stage aircraft; andan interstage coupler for coupling a nose section of the first stage aircraft to an aft portion of the second stage aircraft's fuselage prior to in-flight separation, and for decoupling the first and second stage aircraft to initiate in-flight separation, wherein the interstage coupler includes a plurality of retractable arms spaced about a perimeter of a nose section of the first stage aircraft, first ends of the arms hinged to the nose section, and second ends of the arms secur...