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Title:
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AIRFLOW IN AN AEROSPACE VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2008/144295
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Systems and methods for providing airflow in an aerospace vehicle are disclosed. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes an aerospace vehicle having an interior volume with a first portion and a second portion. The system can further include an external air supply device positioned to provide supply air to the interior volume at a variable supply flow rate and a recirculation fan configured to move air positioned within the interior volume between the first portion of the interior volume and the second portion of the interior volume. The system can still further include a controller operably coupled to the recirculation fan and configured to vary a rotation speed of the recirculation fan. Variations in the rotation speed of the recirculation fan can be associated with variations in a recirculation flow rate. In selected embodiments, the system can include sensors and/or data link devices operably coupled to the controller.

Inventors:
SPACE, David R. (5401 25th Avenue, Everett, Washington, 98203, US)
MATERA, Jane V. (943 N.W. 63rd Street, Seattle, Washington, 98107, US)
ATKEY, Warren A. (22601 17th Place W, Bothell, Washington, 98021, US)
FITERMAN, Charles J. (5500 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, Washington, 98275, US)
GRAY, John C. (1812 N.W. 201st Street, Shoreline, Washington, 98177, US)
ARNAUD, Timothy J. (4501 Thomson Avenue, Everett, Washington, 98203, US)
Application Number:
US2008/063499
Publication Date:
April 11, 2013
Filing Date:
May 13, 2008
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
THE BOEING COMPANY (100 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-2016, US)
SPACE, David R. (5401 25th Avenue, Everett, Washington, 98203, US)
MATERA, Jane V. (943 N.W. 63rd Street, Seattle, Washington, 98107, US)
ATKEY, Warren A. (22601 17th Place W, Bothell, Washington, 98021, US)
FITERMAN, Charles J. (5500 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, Washington, 98275, US)
GRAY, John C. (1812 N.W. 201st Street, Shoreline, Washington, 98177, US)
ARNAUD, Timothy J. (4501 Thomson Avenue, Everett, Washington, 98203, US)
International Classes:
B64D13/06
Foreign References:
US6681591B22004-01-27
US5791982A1998-08-11
US5642729A1997-07-01
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
TSUDA, Diane M. et al. (The Boeing Company, P.O. Box 2515MC 110-SD5, Seal Beach California, 90740-1515, US)
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