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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 (108 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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Barry Lionel Stuart, Cogan Michael Eugene: Aircraft health and usage monitoring systems.. Bristow Helicopters, January 9, 1991: EP0407179-A1 (81 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 (70 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 (61 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 (61 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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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 (55 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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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 (55 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 ...


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Harry E Mayhew, Harry W De Shay: Mobile RPV landing deck. All American, Connolly and Hutz, April 3, 1979: US04147317 (53 worldwide citation)

A deck for landing an arrested RPV has a row of substantially parallel elastic stringers deployed between a pair of open bed trailers. The stringers are attached to longitudinal rails on the trailers and to wind-up winches for tensioning the stringers. A pendant or net is attached across one of the ...



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