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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...  
WO/2008/059221A1
An aircraft (10) or other conductive body having an electrical conductor which is capable of storing electrical charge, the aircraft comprising: connection means (20, 22, 24) for connecting said conductor with at least one other aircraft...  
WO/2008/059232A1
An aircraft, or other conductive body, (10) comprises transmission means for transmitting information to at least one other aircraft, said transmission means comprising: means (13) for generating an electric field external to the aircraf...  
WO/2008/003933A1
A drogue assembly includes a probe guide such as a standard small high speed drogue with a first canopy (14), and a foldable second canopy (20) mounted around the first canopy which is biased outwardly, and is foldable inwardly under air...  
WO/2007/106307A3
A system for effecting automatic identifying of a receiving aircraft (30) receiving fuel from a fuel delivery apparatus in a delivering aircraft (10) during an airborne fueling operation includes: (a) a first unit (50) coupled with the r...  
WO/2007/104942A1
In a reception coupling and drogue assembly (2), light sources (32) are arranged around the wall (26) of the probe passage adjacent the opening (24). The light sources (32) each serve to illuminate the opposing part of the drogue, giving...  
WO2004016505A8
The invention is a variable displacement hydraulic motor-controlled hose reel drive system (10) for aerial refueling of a receiver aircraft from a tanker aircraft. The system includes a variable displacement hydraulic motor (26), a tacho...  
WO/2007/019133A3
An automated system collects information related to various factors that affect fuel costs, and determines an optimal amount of fuel to be loaded on an aircraft. Information related to an aircraft's fuel efficiency is collected from the ...  
WO/2007/044021A1
Interoperable aerial refueling apparatus (30) and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a receptacle (40) configured to fluidly receive a terminal portion (42) of a refueling boom (20) is coupled to a refueling drogue (38). A retaine...  
WO/2007/013874A1
An in-flight refueling system, bladder device and method are provided for enhancing the stability of an elongate hose extending from a tanker aircraft (110) during an in-flight refueling operation. The various embodiments of the present ...  
WO/2006/137827A1
An in-flight refueling system, sensor system and method are provided for detecting and damping changes in the disposition of an elongate hose (114) extending from a tanker aircraft (110) during an in-flight refueling operation. The vario...  
WO2006085923A3
An in-flight refueling system and method are provided to extend and retract an in-flight refueling device (120) between a stowed position and an extended position relative to a tanker aircraft (110) . The system and method of the present...  
WO2006073468A9
A refueling drogue adapted to connect to a refueling hose extending from a refueling aircraft. The drogue may include an active stabilization system adapted to effectively stabilize the refueling drogue via control surfaces on the refuel...  
WO2006073468A3
A refueling drogue adapted to connect to a refueling hose extending from a refueling aircraft. The drogue may include an active stabilization system adapted to effectively stabilize the refueling drogue via control surfaces on the refuel...  
WO/2006/093521A1
An in-flight refueling system, damping device and method are provided for substantially reversing a change in the disposition of an elongate hose (114) extending from a first aircraft (110) during an in-flight refueling operation. The va...  
WO/2006/091217A1
An in-flight refueling system, alignment system, and method are provided for substantially automating the positioning and engagement of an in-flight refueling system carried by a first aircraft (110) with respect to a refueling receptacl...  
WO/2006/091779A1
An aerial refueling system including a refueling drogue assembly (100) including a refueling drogue and a refueling hose (110) in captive relation with the refueling drogue and a drogue positioning system. The drogue positioning system i...  
WO/2006/085986A1
An in-flight refueling system, boom (114), and method are provided for extending the range of motion of an in-flight refueling boom (114) carried by a first aircraft (110) so as to facilitate an in-flight refueling operation between the ...  
WO/2006/085985A1
An in-flight refueling system and method are provided for facilitating the emergency separation of the components of a probe and drogue in-flight refueling. The in-flight refueling system and method provides a fuse device capable of bein...  
WO/2006/085923A2
An in-flight refueling system and method are provided to extend and retract an in-flight refueling device (120) between a stowed position and an extended position relative to a tanker aircraft (110) . The system and method of the present...  
WO/2006/083272A1
A positioning system, device, and method are provided to facilitate the in flight positioning of two aircraft (110, 120) relative to one another such that a second aircraft is guided to an in-flight refueling position relative to a first...  
WO/2006/073468A2
A refueling drogue adapted to connect to a refueling hose extending from a refueling aircraft. The drogue may include an active stabilization system adapted to effectively stabilize the refueling drogue via control surfaces on the refuel...  
WO2006028494A3
An in-flight refueling system for an unmanned aircraft (10) is responsive to sensed forces acting on a refueling receptacle (12) of the aircraft (10) by a separate refueling probe, to control movements of the aircraft (10) as it is being...  
WO/2006/032747A1
The invention concerns a device for connecting in flight an aircraft to a refuelling device of a tanker aeroplane. The invention is characterized in that the support structure (9) carrying the hollow connecting boom fixed to the fuselage...  
WO/2006/028494A2
An in-flight refueling system for an unmanned aircraft (10) is responsive to sensed forces acting on a refueling receptacle (12) of the aircraft (10) by a separate refueling probe, to control movements of the aircraft (10) as it is being...  
WO/2006/005949A1
A coupling assembly (1) for releasably interconnecting fluid passages. A female coupling member (3) has a first end (10) arranged for connection to a first fluid passage, and a second end comprising a socket (12) extending along a first ...  
WO/2005/120950A1
An illuminating system, device, and method are provided to illuminate an in-flight refueling operation involving a first aircraft (110), serving as a tanker aircraft and carrying the illuminating system (115) of the present invention, an...  
WO/2005/044663A1
Pilot director Lights (PDLs) mounted on the exterior of a refueling tanker aircraft (10) utilize light emitting diodes (LEDs) (213) as a light source to provide visual information to the pilot of an approaching aircraft (30). The PDLs ma...  
WO2005009840A3
Methods and apparatus for illumination of aerial refueling hoses are disclosed. In one embodiment, a conduit for transferring a flowable material includes a wall member. A plurality of optical fibers are at least one of formed within an ...  
WO/2005/019031A1
Methods and apparatus for illumination of aerial refueling hoses are disclosed. In one embodiment, a conduit (112) for transferring a flowable material includes a wall member. A plurality of reflective members (118a, 118b, 118c) are at l...  
WO/2005/016749A1
A transfer of ordnance units (20) from a first aerial vehicle (10) to a second aerial vehicle (14) performed while both vehicles are airborne. The first aircraft (10) is used as an ordnance storage, ordnance delivery and ordnance supplie...  
WO/2005/009840A2
Methods and apparatus for illumination of aerial refueling hoses are disclosed. In one embodiment, a conduit for transferring a flowable material includes a wall member. A plurality of optical fibers are at least one of formed within an ...  
WO/2005/005255A1
This invention proposes an aerospace transportation system and operation method that applies to launch vehicles, sounding rockets, spacecraft, aeroplanes and helicopters. In this system the mass of propellant, or the energy source necess...  
WO/2004/016505A1
The invention is a variable displacement hydraulic motor-controlled hose reel drive system (10) for aerial refueling of a receiver aircraft from a tanker aircraft. The system includes a variable displacement hydraulic motor (26), a tacho...  
WO2002103203A3
A closed fluid transfer system is provided including a fluid source (12) in fluid communication with an inlet of hollow body.(14) The hollow body includes a flexible and expandable wall (26), typically composed of elastomeric material, a...  
WO2002101686A8
A navigation and guidance computer system using navigation sensors to determine aircraft position, and automatically control the aircraft to fly from an initial position (410, 502) to intercept and follow a crew-selected rendezvous orbit...  
WO/2002/103203A2
A closed fluid transfer system is provided including a fluid source (12) in fluid communication with an inlet of hollow body.(14) The hollow body includes a flexible and expandable wall (26), typically composed of elastomeric material, a...  
WO/2002/101685A1
In-flight refuelling of a fleet (1) of aircraft by a refuelling aircraft (2) through a refuelling boom requires that a queue is formed and that the number, one or possibly two, of passages for each aircraft at the refuelling boom is dete...  
WO/2002/101686A1
A navigation and guidance computer system using navigation sensors to determine aircraft position, and automatically control the aircraft to fly from an initial position (410, 502) to intercept and follow a crew-selected rendezvous orbit...  
WO/2002/076826A1
A system for launching, refuelling and recovering in flight an aircraft (10) such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from a larger carrier aircraft (16) comprising a holder (22) on the carrier aircraft (16) to which the UAV (10) is deta...  
WO/2002/055385A1
The drogue (10) comprises a canopy (50) supported by a plurality of adjustable ribs (42) and further ribs (43). A control unit (36) is provided for moving the adjustable ribs (42) into a first position (P1), in which an air stream can in...  
WO/2002/024529A1
This invention relates to a new design and integration approach in the configuration, capability, and side door, hatch, or other removable pressurized plugs, useful for mounting and operating various types of roll on roll off airborne re...  
WO2001067115A3
A flow aligned device (12, 66, 100, 122, 150, 176, 214, 234) comprises a probe or vane (12, 66, 100, 122, 150, 176, 214, 234) that will sense angle of attack of an aircraft (10, 74, 106, 124, 164, 180, 210, 231). The flow aligned device ...  

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