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Patrick T Marshall: Power line sentry charging. United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFMCLO JAZ, Gerald B Hollins, July 15, 2008: US07398946 (155 worldwide citation)

A rechargeable battery energized unmanned aerial vehicle having surveillance capability and an ability to clandestinely collect propulsion and other energy needs from a conveniently located and possibly enemy owned energy transmission line. Energy collection is by way of a parked vehicle engagement ...


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Marcia P Kastner, James R Eggert, Theodore J Morin, James L Sturdy, Harald Wilhelmsen: Airport surface safety logic. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, May 21, 1996: US05519618 (112 worldwide citation)

An airport safety logic system includes a target state machine, a prediction engine, light-control logic, and alert logic. The target state machine receives a plurality of tracks, each of which includes information about an airport target object including a track number, position, velocity, accelera ...


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Patrick T Marshall: Power line sentry charging. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, AFMCLO JAZ, Gerald B Hollins, January 15, 2008: US07318564 (107 worldwide citation)

A surveillance aircraft recharging system based on energy collection by magnetic induction from the current flowing in a randomly selected alternating current transmission line conductor. The charging energy originates in the magnetic field surrounding the current carrying conductor and is obtained ...


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Mingxi Wang: Systems and methods for UAV battery exchange. SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 24, 2016: US09346560 (92 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for swapping the battery on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV may be able to identify and land on an energy provision station autonomously. The UAV may take off and/or land on the energy provision station. The UAV may communicate with the energy provision sta ...


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Barry Lionel Stuart, Cogan Michael Eugene: Aircraft health and usage monitoring systems.. Bristow Helicopters, January 9, 1991: EP0407179-A1 (85 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to an aircraft health and usage monitoring system comprising a computer system (D.A.P.U.) for processing data relating to both flight profiles and selected indicators (SENSORS) of health and usage of an aircraft and means to monitor the flight profile and the selected indicato ...


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Ide Katsuyuki: Aviation marker lamp. Toshiba Lighting &Amp Technology, June 23, 2000: JP2000-173304 (83 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an aviation marker lamp which can improve a long service life and a luminous efficiency of a light source, and control an optimum luminous control with a low cost by constructing it by the use of a LED(light emission diode).SOLUTION: This marker lamp 1 is constructed ...


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James D Reuter, Alan H Greenstadt: Shipboard air vehicle retrieval apparatus. Pioneer Systems Incorporated, Sperry Zoda & Kane, June 28, 1988: US04753400 (66 worldwide citation)

A shipboard mounted apparatus for the retrieval of air vehicles, including remotely piloted, or automonous, unmanned vehicles, which includes a deployable lifting device such as a ram-air parachute which is secured through a tow line to the ship traveling upwind therebelow. A capturing device such a ...


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Kenneth T Koper: Arrestment system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy, R S Sciascia, Henry Hansen, Stanton D Weinstein, January 19, 1982: US04311290 (66 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for recovering and arresting an aircraft or other vele. A boom is swivelly connected to a support structure via braking mechanism. The boom is pivotally connected to the brake mechanism such that it can also pivot in a second, different plane intersecting the plane of rotation o ...


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Nicholas Liptay Wagner, Geoffrey Cunliffe: System and components useful in landing airborne craft. Indal Technologies, Neil H Hughes, Ivor M Hughes, November 18, 1997: US05687930 (64 worldwide citation)

An improved system is provided suitable for use in landing an aircraft (for example, helicopter, RPV, VTOL) on shipboard comprising a support, base, platform or housing, reciprocal from remote a landing area on the deck of a ship to a position proximate the landing area, the housing carrying an upwa ...