|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||B64B-001/50 B64C-019/00 B60L-009/00 B64B-001/40 B64C-039/02|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 8 인용 특허 : 7|
Systems and methods to launch an aircraft are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system comprises an electrically powered buoyant aircraft, a control system to maneuver the aircraft and a tether adapted to couple to the aircraft and to a ground-based power supply to provide power to the aircraft while the aircraft is coupled to the tether. The aircraft can disconnect autonomously from the tether in response to a command signal.
1. A system, comprising: an aircraft including a control system configured to control movement of the aircraft;a tether configured to couple the aircraft to a remote power supply, wherein the remote power supply provides power to the aircraft via the tether, and wherein the aircraft is configured to disconnect from the tether in response to a command signal from the control system; anda release mechanism coupled to the aircraft, the release mechanism configured to release the tether in response to the command signal, wherein the release mechanism include...