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8028953 Accelerating device  
Providing an accelerating device capable of safely and efficiently accelerating an aircraft even if the aircraft is a high-speed and heavyweight one. The accelerating device has a support base for...
8028521 Hydraulic catapult drive  
The invention relates to a catapult drive for an object to be accelerated, preferably the car of a fairground ride, wherein the object is accelerated by means of a driving element. The movement of...
7988088 Tubular air transport vehicle  
An air transport vehicle of the present invention comprises a tubular body, said body comprising an upper half and a lower half. The upper half is positioned above the lower half and connected...
7963481 Method and device for supporting the take-off rotation of an aircraft  
A method and a device for supporting the take-off rotation of an aircraft, which aircraft comprises on each side of the aircraft at least two main landing gear units, arranged one behind the...
7954755 Method of launching a catapult, catapult, and locking device  
A method of launching a catapult, a catapult and a locking device for a catapult. The catapult comprises a carriage for fastening an aircraft. The carriage can be provided with a high acceleration...
7946241 Methods and apparatus for marine deployment  
Methods and apparatus for marine deployment according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a floatable housing adapted to be deployed by a marine vehicle....
7913948 Method and apparatus for stratospheric and space structures  
The high-altitude balloon has a skin made of nearly evacuated electrostatically inflated cells which provide thermal insulation to minimize heat loss from the gas in the balloon, while...
7900866 System and methods for airborne launch and recovery of aircraft  
A system and methods for airborne launch and recovery of aircraft. In one embodiment the system comprises a flexible tether configured to be towed behind an airborne mother ship. A drag device is...
7815146 Combustible outgassing material lined altitude compensating rocket nozzle  
A fixed sized bell rocket nozzle is lined with a layer of combustible material that is ignited during launch ignition and burns to outgas into the rocket exhaust for spatially variably confining...
7811151 Toy airplane with foldable wings and a switch to activate a plane propeller  
A toy airplane with foldable wings. The wings can be folded before being launched by a launcher. When the toy airplane is launched the wind pressure maintains the wings in the folded position....
7712702 Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft, including releasably gripping aircraft during launch and breaking subsequent grip motion  
Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft and other flight devices or projectiles are described. In one embodiment, the aircraft can be launched from an apparatus that includes a...
7665691 Aerial vehicle launching system and method  
An aerial vehicle launching system includes a launch platform and a restraint system coupled to the launch platform. The restraint system has at least one passive restraint suitably adapted to...
7658347 Micro air-vehicle transport container and launch system  
A Micro Air-Vehicle (MAV) starting system that provides the combined functions of: packing protection of sensitive vehicle components, a mechanical starting assembly, and a launch pad. The...
7644891 Spacecraft low tumble linear release system  
Systems and methods for releasing a spacecraft payload at a substantially constant velocity are disclosed. A linear actuator is used that includes a spring loaded and fluid filled chamber. The...
7594624 Flying vehicle-launching apparatus and method  
A flying vehicle-launching apparatus and method for launching a winged flying vehicle by accelerating the vehicle in a predetermined direction includes a flying vehicle-supporting platform, a...
7562843 Method of launching a catapult, catapult, and locking device  
A method of launching a catapult, a catapult and a locking device for a catapult. The catapult comprises a carriage (4) for fastening an aircraft (5). The carriage (4) can be provided with a high...
7556219 Unmanned aerial vehicle and launch assembly  
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is provided, that is cost effective to use and manufacture and that includes a low count of component parts, allowing mission planners to use the UAVs in a...
7530527 Method and device for launching aerial vehicles  
A heavier-than-air air vehicle, particularly a long endurance, solar powered, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) intended for “perpetual” flight within the stratosphere, is carried to its operational...
7472866 Deployment system and method for subsurface launched unmanned aerial vehicle  
A launch system in which an unmanned aerial vehicle is secured to a platform in a watertight tube adapted to be launched from a submerged platform. Once launched, side panels on the tube are...
7419326 Method for accelerating a passengered vehicle upon a roadway  
A roadway upon which a wheeled vehicle travels is provided. The roadway including a movable surface extending in a direction of the vehicle's travel and a potential energy transfer arrangement...
7410124 Lightweight air vehicle and pneumatic launcher  
A portable unmanned air vehicle and launcher system including a foldable unmanned air vehicle with a pressure tube; a launch gas reservoir for holding launch gas; a launch tube operatively...
7410125 Robotically assisted launch/capture platform for an unmanned air vehicle  
An embodiment of the invention is directed to a platform for launching and/or capturing an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), particularly a small UAV. The launch/capture platform includes a frame, a...
7360741 Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft, including releasably gripping aircraft during launch and breaking subsequent grip motion  
Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft and other flight devices or projectiles are described. In one embodiment, the aircraft can be launched from an apparatus that includes a...
7338015 Gravity extraction air launch system for launch vehicle  
A launch vehicle is deployed from an aircraft using gravity extraction of the launch vehicle with the aid of a small parachute which assists the extraction and damps the yaw and pitch of the...
7318565 Electric motor assisted takeoff device for an air vehicle  
A takeoff assist device for an air vehicle, such as an unmanned air vehicle is provided. The device features an electric motor and is much less complex and lighter than takeoff assist devices...
7281682 Spacecraft and launch system  
A spacecraft system for achieving LEO and beyond includes a lifting body spacecraft, and an acceleration bed unit for accelerating the spacecraft horizontally on a runway to liftoff. The rocket...
7252270 System and method for launching a missile from a flying aircraft  
System for launching a missile from a launch region within the atmosphere of a planet, the missile being located within a flying vehicle before launching the missile, the system including a...
7246987 Solid motor transport trailer with rotatable chock supports  
Methods and apparatus are provided for transporting a solid rocket motor, rocket or other object. A transport for an object suitably includes a trailer having a longitudinal axis. A tail support...
7152827 Methods and apparatuses for launching, capturing, and storing unmanned aircraft, including a container having a guide structure for aircraft components  
Methods and apparatuses for launching, capturing, and storing unmanned aircraft and other flight devices or projectiles are described. In one embodiment, the aircraft can be assembled from a...
7143974 Methods and apparatuses for launching airborne devices along flexible elongated members  
Methods and apparatuses for cable launching airborne devices (e.g., unmanned aircraft) are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an elongated structure, e.g., a tower, boom or...
7131613 High-altitude launching of rockets lifted by helium devices and platforms with rotatable wings  
A system is disclosed for lifting a rocket into the upper atmosphere and establishing forward flight at several hundred miles per hour, before the rocket engines are ignited and the rocket is...
7128294 Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft, including methods and apparatuses for launching aircraft with a wedge action  
Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft and other flight devices or projectiles are described. In one embodiment, the aircraft can be launched from an apparatus that operates with...
7114680 Methods and apparatuses for launching and capturing unmanned aircraft, including a combined launch and recovery system  
Methods and apparatuses for launching and capturing unmanned aircraft and other flight devices or projectiles are described. In one embodiment, the aircraft can be launched from an apparatus that...
7111807 Arrangement in catapult  
A catapult for launching an unmanned aircraft. The catapult comprises a first carriage, to which the aircraft (5) can be arranged. The catapult further comprises a launching cylinder (23) that is...
7090166 Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft, including methods and apparatuses for transmitting forces to the aircraft during launch  
Methods and apparatuses for launching unmanned aircraft and other flight devices or projectiles are described. In one embodiment, the aircraft can be launched from an apparatus that includes an...
7077359 Pneumatically launched folding wing glider toy  
A glider toy has pivoting wings that may be locked in a retracted position prior to launch. Upon launching of the glider, the wings may be unlocked. During flight, the wings extend forward for an...
7073749 High altitude reconnaissance vehicle  
An airship deployment system comprises an airship of unique shape having laminar flow over this shape to enable low power propulsion, capable remote control, comprising an inflatable body; a...
6945495 Hydrogen powered toy rocket utilizing hydrogen from the electrolysis of water  
A toy rocket assemblage including a chamber containing water and an anode and cathode and a power supply for the anode and cathode to generate oxygen and hydrogen in the chamber. A plenum chamber...
6869042 System for airborne launch of an aircraft from a larger carrier aircraft  
A system for launching, refuelling and recovering in flight an aircraft (10) such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from a larger carrier aircraft (16) comprising a holder (22) on the carrier...
6851647 Portable catapult launcher for small aircraft  
An apparatus for launching an aircraft having a multiplicity of interconnected elongated tracks of rigid material forming a track system and wherein each elongated track has a predetermined...
6811114 Apparatus for launching heavy large payloads from an aircraft  
The invention relates to the aerospace engineering and can be used for jettisoning boost rockets from an aircraft. The inventive device comprises a landing container (3) with an open end (4)...
6793176 Automatic control of air vehicle during catapult launch  
A control system and method for automatic control of an air vehicle during catapult launch includes a first pitch axis partition that includes an altitude hold control loop and a vertical rate...
6729578 Short runway aircraft launching and landing system  
A system and method for facilitating take-off from or landing on aircraft on a short runway includes a linear array of individual linear induction motors placed along the short runway. A reaction...
6626399 Miniature aircraft catapult  
A catapult for launching an aircraft is disclosed including a rail assembly having first and second ends. A support structure is provided for supporting the rail assembly above the ground at...
6616092 Reusable flyback rocket booster and method for recovering same  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a rocket booster for launching a payload into space includes a fuselage adapted to support one or more fuel tanks inside the fuselage and a booster...
6568631 Launching of high altitude airships  
A method of launching inflatable airship apparatus (3) for subsequent ascent to high altitude for operation as an airship having a hull (4) formed from an inflated flexible gas containment...
6559370 Submarine countermeasure vehicle with folding propeller  
A submarine countermeasure vehicle includes an elongated body for supporting a countermeasure device, and a propulsion assembly mounted on an after end of the body. The propulsion assembly...
6554228 Aerodynamic fairing  
An aerodynamic fairing which is mountable on a strap on solid rocket motor (SRM) is configured such that in flight aero-acoustic effects are significantly reduced with regard to the launch vehicle...
6543715 Aerospace system  
An aerospace system, which comprises a carrier aircraft, a launch vehicle and a payload. The launch vehicle with liquid fuel propulsion units is placed inside a fuselage of the carrier aircraft...
6540179 In-flight loadable and refuelable unmanned aircraft system for continuous flight  
A method for refueling and reloading an unmanned aircraft for continuous flight is disclosed herein wherein the unmanned aircraft is maintained and supported by a support aircraft. Both aircraft...

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