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WO/2013/016173A2
An aerial refueling system utilizes the full drogue-probe coupling event as a control parameter for hose control. A variety of different types of signal sending and signal receiving devices may be used to indicate a coupling event betwee...  
WO/2012/091828A3
An inlet for a ram air turbine ( 200 ). The inlet is positioned forward of a turbine shaft, which is configured to rotate about a portion of an object ( 100 ). The inlet has a fixed geometry that chokes airflow through the inlet to preve...  
WO/2012/091828A2
An inlet for a ram air turbine. The inlet is positioned forward of a turbine shaft, which is configured to rotate about a portion of an object. The inlet has a fixed geometry that chokes airflow through the inlet to prevent overspeed of ...  
WO/2012/027029A3
An aerial refueling boom may include a refueling boom assembly (100) and a pivot assembly (102) for attaching the aerial refueling boom to a tanker aircraft (106). The refueling boom assembly includes a main boom section (126) and a holl...  
WO/2011/131817A3
System for providing an enhanced night vision of a scene from an observation place, such as a system for providing an enhanced night vision of the scene (15) of an aerial refuelling operation of tanker aircraft (11), the system operating...  
WO/2012/030347A1
Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media are disclosed to limit movement of a boom system or other teleoperator in response to a control input. Control input is received at a controller of a boom system, where...  
WO/2012/030444A1
Apparatus and methods described herein provide for a boom/receiver- type aerial refueling system (102) having a pressure regulator (202) integrated into the system at the tanker boom nozzle (110). During refueling operations, pressure of...  
WO/2012/027035A1
An aerial refueling system has a fluid conduit (110). A plurality of actuators (120) is coupled to the fluid conduit and a refueling aircraft (102) housing the aerial refueling system (100) to move the fluid conduit in a three perpendicu...  
WO/2012/027029A2
An aerial refueling boom may include a refueling boom assembly and a pivot assembly for attaching the aerial refueling boom to a tanker aircraft. The refueling boom assembly may include a main boom section and a hollow telescoping boom s...  
WO/2012/021233A1
A braking apparatus of an aerial refueling boom system (10) is provided to reduce the likelihood of or to prevent anomalous boom extension. The braking apparatus includes a pulley (30) about which a cable (34) wraps. The pulley is config...  
WO/2011/157875A1
The invention relates to a night vision system for viewing selected objects, in order to provide improved night viewing of an object such as the refuelling device (21, 41) used in aerial refuelling operations between an aircraft tanker (...  
WO/2011/051533A3
Control post that comprises: a seat (10) for the operator of said control post, the seat (10) comprising at least one armrest (30), and a control and command assembly, said assembly comprising a command lever (1) with controls, mechanica...  
WO/2011/073493A3
A telescoping tube (42) for fuel transfer operations, this tube (42) comprising a fixed part (41 ) and a moving part (40), such that this moving part (40) comprises in turn means for dynamic sealing (21 ) which guarantee the sealing of t...  
WO/2011/093886A1
A method and apparatus may be present for managing a hoist cable (340) for a refueling boom (316) for an aircraft (301). A position (332) of the refueling boom (316) for the aircraft (301) may be identified. A desired length (366) for th...  
WO/2011/073493A2
A telescoping tube (42) for fuel transfer operations, this tube (42) comprising a fixed part (41 ) and a moving part (40), such that this moving part (40) comprises in turn means for dynamic sealing (21 ) which guarantee the sealing of t...  
WO/2010/118131A3
An aerial identification and fuel inventory control system (100) is disclosed. An RFID transponder (150) mounted on a refueling aircraft (130) transmits an identifier identifying the refueling aircraft in proximity to a fuel delivery air...  
WO/2010/084316A3
The nozzle (10) of the invention comprises a nozzle body (20) having a nozzle tip (22) for engaging a fuel hose coupling (44), the tip extending from the body, and a valve sleeve (26) for opening and closing a fuel path between the tip a...  
WO/2010/118131A2
An aerial identification and fuel inventory control system is disclosed. An RFID transponder mounted on a refueling aircraft transmits an identifier identifying the refueling aircraft in proximity to a fuel delivery aircraft. Substantial...  
WO/2010/112661A1
Method and device for operations with an in-flight refuelling boom by means of the use of an articulated boom (11) and a cable (18), said boom (11) comprising movable aerodynamic surfaces (16) such that the method comprises the following...  
WO/2010/106213A1
The invention relates to a system for lighting an in-flight refuelling operation involving a tanker aircraft (14) and a receiving aircraft (13), which system comprises: a generation device (2) for generating an emission of light substant...  
WO/2010/084316A2
The nozzle of the invention comprises a nozzle body having a nozzle tip for engaging a fuel hose coupling, the tip extending from the body, and a valve sleeve for opening and closing a fuel path between the tip and the body. The tip is m...  
WO/2010/071643A1
A method and apparatus are present for managing forces on a refueling boom (500). Force information is received from a force sensor (326) associated with the refueling boom (500). Forces on the refueling boom without a number of air load...  
WO/2010/065036A1
A method, apparatus, and computer program product for positioning a refueling boom (316) is present. A command (344) for a desired position (321) for the refueling boom is identified (900). A position (319) of the refueling boom is sense...  
WO/2010/059155A1
A method, apparatus, and computer program product for controlling a refueling boom (316). A length (330) of the refueling boom (316) may be sensed to form an identified length for the refueling boom. A determination may be made as to whe...  
WO/2009/147272A3
The invention relates to a system for performing refuelling operations, for lifting and launching an in-flight aircraft refuelling arm (6) between a tanker aircraft and a receiver aircraft, including a linking device (5) which can be con...  
WO/2009/152091A3
In accordance with one or more embodiments, systems and methods for in-flight fuel delivery include an aerial refueling device (120) adapted to provide fuel to a receiver aircraft (110a), an optical component (140, 141) adapted to captur...  
WO/2009/141484A3
The invention relates to a method for controlling an air refuelling boom (11) in order to provide increased damping of the movement of the boom by moving control surfaces (16) as a function of the angular velocity thereof. The method com...  
WO/2008/145970A3
A pressure regulator valve arrangement comprises first (14) and second (24) regulator valves for closing a fluid passage (4) in the event of over-pressure. The valve members each have pressure ports for sensing the pressure, the ports be...  
WO/2009/152091A2
In accordance with one or more embodiments, systems and methods for in-flight fuel delivery include an aerial refueling device (120) adapted to provide fuel to a receiver aircraft (110a), an optical component (140, 141) adapted to captur...  
WO/2009/147272A2
The invention relates to a system for performing refuelling operations, for lifting and launching an in-flight aircraft refuelling arm (6) between a tanker aircraft and a receiver aircraft, including a linking device (5) which can be con...  
WO/2009/149180A1
The passive variable speed drogue includes an articulated center strut lever linkage assembly pivotally connected between adjacent pairs of center struts and trailing edge struts, biased by an extension spring mounted to the center strut...  
WO/2009/141484A2
The invention relates to a method for controlling an air refuelling boom (11) in order to provide increased damping of the movement of the boom by moving control surfaces (16) as a function of the angular velocity thereof. The method com...  
WO/2009/091792A3
Methods and devices for estimating and controlling the orientation of a drogue (100, 300, 720, 1300, 1500, 1600) relative to air mass motion where method and apparatus embodiments incorporate estimation of angle of attack and sideslip an...  
WO/2009/073052A9
A system and method for refueling unmanned aerial vehicles. The system is adapted to refuel a first unmanned aerial vehicle from a second unmanned aerial vehicle and includes an arrangement for flying the first and second vehicles to pro...  
WO/2009/073052A3
A system and method for refueling unmanned aerial vehicles. The system is adapted to refuel a first unmanned aerial vehicle from a second unmanned aerial vehicle and includes an arrangement for flying the first and second vehicles to pro...  
WO/2009/091792A2
Methods and devices for estimating and controlling the orientation of a drogue (100, 300, 720, 1300, 1500, 1600) relative to air mass motion where method and apparatus embodiments incorporate estimation of angle of attack and sideslip an...  
WO/2009/082400A1
A command and control system (100) for vessel includes a distributed control system utilizing bi-directional fiber optics to connect a control computer to various controls, including valves, pumps, and lights. A touch screen (102) allows...  
WO/2009/073052A2
A system and method for refueling unmanned aerial vehicles. The system is adapted to refuel a first unmanned aerial vehicle from a second unmanned aerial vehicle and includes an arrangement for flying the first and second vehicles to pro...  
WO/2009/017857A3
A system for automated control of a refueling boom coupled to a tanker aircraft is provided. The system includes sensors such as electro-optical sensor or GPS sensors that provide measurements used by the system to automatically control ...  
WO/2009/065975A1
The invention relates to a reinforcement device for lifting a retractable refuelling tube (11) interconnecting a feeder aircraft (13) and a receiver aircraft during flight, the retractable tube (11) being connected to the feeder aircraft...  
WO/2009/065976A1
The invention relates to a method for obtaining digital images during retractable tube operations for refuelling in the air, between a feeder aircraft and a receiver aircraft, said method comprising the following steps: black and white d...  
WO/2009/060224A1
A steerable drogue (2) comprises a steering mechanism (22, 34, 36) for twisting the canopy support arms (6) to produce an aerodynamic force in flight which can be used to produce movement of the drogue in a required direction.  
WO/2009/017857A2
A system for automated control of a refueling boom coupled to a tanker aircraft is provided. The system includes sensors such as electro-optical sensor or GPS sensors that provide measurements used by the system to automatically control ...  
WO/2008/134606A1
A system for automated control of a refueling boom (155) coupled to a tanker aircraft (160) is provided. The system includes: a first inertial measurement unit (110) (IMU) providing inertial measurements for the tanker aircraft; a first ...  
WO/2008/045116A3
A refueling drogue assembly including a refueling drogue receptacle, a control unit including a duct, and a refueling hose connector adapted to rigidly couple the control unit to an aerial refueling hose. In some embodiments, the control...  
WO/2008/066512A3
Systems and methods for refueling spacecraft are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for transferring propellant from a first spacecraft to a second spacecraft includes releasably connecting a first propellant conduit carried b...  
WO/2008/115661A1
A refueling system and method for use with a refueling tanker aircraft (12) involve the use of a camera system (22) to provide imaging information concerning a receiver aircraft (14) to a processor (30) that uses the imaging information ...  
WO/2008/109993A1
The present invention provides a method, system and apparatus for robotic refuelling of satellites. The system may include a dedicated refuelling satellite launched directly from either earth, or alternatively it could be launched from a...  
WO/2008/057087A3
A system for the hookup of either a manned or unmanned vehicle with a second vehicle which may be refueling. These vehicles may be both airborne, one airborne and the other on the ground or both on the ground. A probe extending from a fi...  
WO/2008/093085A1
A method of transferring a fluid to an aircraft from a surface station comprising: the aircraft flying in a coupled circular pattern such that at least a portion of a hose coupled to said aircraft and said surface station adopts a vertic...  

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