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Title:
PASSIVE AERIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004025041
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A disclosed aerial protection system (100) relies on the principle of disrupting horizontal flight of an attacking aircraft (150) toward the facility it protects. By disruption the aircraft's flight, the system helps reduce concentration of any impact and fire from the aircraft. The system includes a number of support masts (122, 124, 126, 128) disposed about an area of terrain enclosing a facility (110), and a plurality of cable groups that each include a multitude of cables. The cables in each group are coupled to an adjacent pair of the support masts and extend substantially coplanar with the support masts. The cables are separated from each other at a spacing that is comparable to ( and preferably slightly less than ) a typical wingspan of an aircraft from a class of interest. Numerous variations and methods are also disclosed.

Inventors:
LISA STEVEN G (US)
HOFFMAN LOUIS J (US)
Application Number:
US0328725W
Publication Date:
May 13, 2004
Filing Date:
September 12, 2003
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
LISA, STEVEN, G.
HOFFMAN, LOUIS, J.
International Classes:
E04H9/04; F41H11/04; (IPC1-7): E04H1/00; E04H12/00
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