|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 0 인용 특허 : 8|
A lift fan for use in short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft is disclosed and claimed. The lift fan is driven by bleed air from a main engine of the aircraft and may be controlled by an electromagnet. This eliminates the drag and torque on the main engine and reduces fuel cost and engine wear.
1. A lift fan for providing vertical lift to an aircraft, comprising: a housing, said housing further comprising: a center mount;an outer rim, an inner circumference of said outer rim further comprising a slot;an electromagnet mounted in the slot of the outer rim;an inlet for receiving compressed or bleed air from an engine of the aircraft and directing it into the slot; andan outlet for expelling air from the housing; anda fan removeably attached to the center mount of the housing, said fan further comprising: a plurality of blades, each blade comprisin...