09592906 cites 26 patents.

An air cushioned landing system for an air vehicle comprises an inflatable and deflatable skirt (113) in the form of a tube having inner (101) and outer (100) walls. The inner wall defines a central plenum (116) within the skirt, the skirt including gas pockets (130) arranged to stiffen one or more regions of at least one of the inner (101) and outer (100) sidewalls during deflation of the skirt. A gas pocket fan inflates the gas pockets prior to and during deflation of the skirt, wherein the gas pockets are constrained to move from a mutually spaced apart position when the skirt is inflated, to a mutually closely adjacent position when the skirt is fully deflated.

Title
Air cushioned landing system for air vehicles
Application Number
14/492154
Publication Number
9592906 (B2)
Application Date
September 22, 2014
Publication Date
March 14, 2017
Inventor
Paul Macey
Somerset
GB
Michael Durham
Buckinghamshire
GB
Agent
Dann Dorfman Herrell & Skillman PC
Clement A Berard Esq
Assignee
Hybrid Air Vehicles
GB
IPC
B60V 1/06
B60V 1/04
B60V 3/08
B60V 1/16
B64C 25/00
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