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Title:
AERIAL REFUELING SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/016173
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
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 between the drogue and probe. A positive coupling signal may serve to trigger a hose reel actuator to take up slack in the hose 16.

Inventors:
PEAKE, Steven, C. (8022 Hidden Valley Road, Dubuque, IA, 52003, US)
Application Number:
US2012/047556
Publication Date:
May 10, 2013
Filing Date:
July 20, 2012
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Assignee:
CARELTON LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS, INC (2734 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport, IA, 52804-1203, US)
PEAKE, Steven, C. (8022 Hidden Valley Road, Dubuque, IA, 52003, US)
International Classes:
B64D39/06; F16L37/00
Foreign References:
US20060060709A12006-03-23
EP2343240A22011-07-13
EP0807577A21997-11-19
US20060108475A12006-05-25
Other References:
See also references of EP 2734446A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MCGUIRE, Katherine, H. (Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, 700 Crossroads Building2 State Stree, Rochester NY, 14614, US)
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