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8955791 First and second stage aircraft coupled in tandem  
A vehicle comprises a first stage supersonic aircraft, and a second stage hypersonic aircraft. The second stage aircraft is in tandem with the first stage aircraft.
8955800 Method and apparatus for automated launch, retrieval, and servicing of a hovering aircraft  
An aircraft capable of thrust-borne flight can be automatically retrieved, serviced, and launched using equipment suitable for a small vessel. For retrieval, the aircraft hovers over a base...
8950698 Convertible compounded rotorcraft  
A compound rotorcraft including a rotary wing aircraft having a fuselage and at least one rotor and a fixed-wing aircraft coupled to the rotary wing aircraft, wherein the rotary wing aircraft can...
8950704 Cold-launch device and method using the same  
A cold-launch device, including a high-energy gas resource, a gas cylinder, a control valve, a gas-liquid mixing cylinder having a cylinder body, the high-energy gas resource is connected to the...
8910905 Combined balloon shipping container and deployment system  
Disclosed embodiments relate to a combined shipping container and balloon deployment system for deploying balloons into a balloon network. Such a shipping container may allow one or more balloons...
8894006 Man-portable, multi-mode unmanned aerial system launcher  
A man-portable unmanned aerial system launcher (UAS) launcher includes a rail assembly having an internal track and a carriage assembly having a base configured to translate within the internal...
8894007 Systems and methods for launching a folding aircraft  
A canister system for a folding aircraft may include a canister housing and a launch mechanism powered by one or more compression springs. A hand-operated drive mechanism may rotate a plurality of...
8797761 Ultra-wideband assembly system and method  
An ultra-wideband assembly is provided. The assembly includes a non-conductive tapered core having a conductive wire wound on an outer surface of the non-conductive tapered core, a low-frequency...
8740134 Unmanned aircraft system and operation method thereof  
An unmanned aircraft system includes a manned aircraft and an unmanned aircraft. The manned aircraft includes a manned aircraft main wing, a manned aircraft fuselage, a manned aircraft landing...
8744630 System and method for measuring atmospheric parameters in enclosed spaces  
A system and method of measuring atmospheric parameters in an enclosed space using instrumented objects having measurement sensors. The instrumented objects travel through the space randomly or...
8740142 Method and apparatus for automated launch, retrieval, and servicing of a hovering aircraft  
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus configured to automatically retrieve, service, and launch an aircraft. For retrieval, the aircraft drops a weighted cable, and...
8733695 UAV launch attachment assembly and launch system  
A UAV attachment assembly, used with a UAV launch assembly comprising a frame and a launch driver, comprises a base, a UAV support, a biasing element, a coupler, and a retainer. The base is...
8714482 Method and apparatus for automated launch, retrieval, and servicing of a hovering aircraft  
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus configured to automatically retrieve, service, and launch an aircraft. For retrieval, the aircraft drops a weighted cable, and...
8708277 Method and apparatus for automated launch, retrieval, and servicing of a hovering aircraft  
Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an apparatus configured to automatically retrieve, service, and launch an aircraft. For retrieval, the aircraft drops a weighted cable, and...
8708278 Method and apparatus for retrieving a hovering aircraft  
For retrieval of a hovering aircraft, a cable, bar, or similar fixture is suspended in an approximately horizontal orientation across the retrieval area between two well-separated supports. The...
8672264 Method and apparatus for retrieving a hovering aircraft  
For retrieval of a hovering aircraft, a cable, bar, or similar fixture is suspended in an approximately horizontal orientation across the retrieval area between two well-separated supports. The...
8669504 Hand launchable unmanned aerial vehicle  
An unmanned aerial vehicle including a controller operating in a search mode of operation where a receiver of an acquisition sensor searches for a target and causes flight control surfaces to...
8662441 Unmanned aerial vehicle launch system  
A system for launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payload includes a launch tube, liquid rocket, and launch control assembly. The rocket is positioned in the launch tube and contains the UAV...
8590829 System, floating unit and method for elevating payloads  
A method, system and a floating unit. The floating unit includes a propeller, a frame, a propeller motor that is configured to rotate the propeller about a first axis; wherein the propeller motor...
8584985 Launch system  
The present disclosure relates to a launch system for air vehicles. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to launching unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) that are unable to be launched by...
8573536 Method and apparatus for automated launch, retrieval, and servicing of a hovering aircraft  
An aircraft capable of thrust-borne flight can be automatically retrieved, serviced, and launched using equipment suitable for use on a small vessel, or at a base with similarly limited space or...
8565968 Automated inspection of aircraft landing gear internal fluid levels  
A system for use in monitoring, measuring, computing and displaying the volumes of internal liquid and gas within a telescopic aircraft landing gear strut. Pressure sensors and temperature sensors...
8534598 Direct flight far space shuttle  
A vehicle and method for enabling propulsive flight from suborbital altitudes and velocities directly to far space, or beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), preferably without requiring injection into or...
8528853 In-line staged horizontal takeoff and landing space plane  
A vehicle includes a first sub-vehicle, and a second sub-vehicle which is repeatably moveable between coupled and uncoupled conditions with the first sub-vehicle. The first and second sub-vehicles...
8511607 UAV launch attachment assembly and launch system  
A UAV attachment assembly, used with a UAV launch assembly comprising a frame and a launch driver, comprises a base, a UAV support, a biasing element, a coupler, and a retainer. The base is...
8500060 Aircraft with a pressurized vessel  
An aircraft comprising a fuselage, a vessel associated with the fuselage, a propulsion system associated with the fuselage, and a lift system. The vessel is capable of storing a pressurized gas...
8485468 Ground-based apparatus for the take-off, landing and taxiing of aircraft  
An apparatus for the take-off, landing and taxiing of an aircraft without undercarriage system or with retracted undercarriage, wherein the apparatus comprises a ground-based undercarriage, the...
8439301 Systems and methods for deployment and operation of unmanned aerial vehicles  
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system provides for UAV deployment and remote, unattended operation with reduced logistics requirements. The system includes a launcher that can include one or...
8415597 Wing assembly and apparatus for launching flying object using the same  
Disclosed are a wing assembly including a wing movably accommodated in a launch tube, and a buffer unit detachably mounted to the wing to come in contact with the launch tube and configured to be...
8387920 Device for launching unmanned missiles from an aircraft  
A device for launching unmanned missiles from an aircraft with a pallet, on which at least one container is provided to receive a missile. The container has an upper container section that has a...
8382547 Toy projectile and launcher  
A projectile and a compact carrying and launching case in combination. The projectile includes foldable wings which when unfolded resemble a plane. The compact carrying and launching case includes...
8348193 Method and apparatus for retrieving a hovering aircraft  
For retrieval of a hovering aircraft, a cable, bar, or similar fixture is suspended in an approximately horizontal orientation across the retrieval area between two well-separated supports. The...
8350199 Apparatus to reduce thrust oscillations in a launch vehicle  
A launch vehicle comprising a casing, a solid propellant, a channel, a geometric feature, and a suppression structure. The solid propellant is located within the casing. The channel is through the...
8336816 Sliding frame aircraft launcher  
An aircraft launcher includes a base frame, a first sliding frame that slides with respect to the base frame, a second sliding frame that slides with respect to the first sliding frame, an...
8275498 System and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms  
A system and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms. Two-body orbital dynamics are used to initially determine the kinematic access...
8263919 Unmanned surveillance vehicle  
A surveillance vehicle (10) comprising a vessel (11) and a parasail (12). The vehicle (10) is loaded, in a pre-launch condition, into a mortar tube for projection therefrom towards an area of...
8245968 Method and apparatus for retrieving a hovering aircraft  
For retrieval of a hovering aircraft, a cable, bar, or similar fixture is suspended in an approximately horizontal orientation across the retrieval area between two well-separated supports. The...
8240602 Subsea deployment of aerial payloads utilizing long-term storage of lighter than air gases  
A lighter than air (LTA) balloon and payload for the LTA balloon are stored on or in an underwater launcher. The launcher provides a source for a supply of a lighter than air gas, which is...
8205828 Submersible transport and launch canister  
Embodiments of a submersible transport and launch canister are provided for use by a diver in the deployment of an airborne object. In one embodiment, the submersible transport and launch canister...
8205820 Transforming unmanned aerial-to-ground vehicle  
A transforming unmanned aerial-to-ground vehicle assembly comprising: an aerodynamic flying assembly comprising an unmanned aerial vehicle integrated with an unmanned ground vehicle, a power unit...
8205829 Submersible transport and launch canister and methods for the use thereof  
Embodiments of a method for deploying an airborne object are provided utilizing a submersible transport and launch canister of the type that includes a pressure vessel in which the airborne object...
8196858 Aircraft configured for flight in an atmosphere having low density  
An aircraft is configured for flight in an atmosphere having a low density. The aircraft includes a fuselage, a pair of wings, and a rear stabilizer. The pair of wings extends from the fuselage in...
8181906 Method and apparatus for ram deceleration in a launch system  
One embodiment includes a launch vessel defining an elongate, linear interior extending from a bottom portion to an exit opening. The embodiment includes a ram slidably disposed in the launch...
8168929 Non-powered, aero-assisted pre-stage for ballistic rockets and aero-assisted flight vehicles  
A non-powered pre-stage (10) with a commensurably large wing area is used to launch a variety of single-stage and multiple-stage space vehicles (20), such as conventional ballistic rockets and...
8146857 Initiating flight of a flying structure  
In example embodiments described herein, techniques are described for launching flying structures such as a plank wings or a gliders, canards, or any other flying structures. In some example...
8146855 Unmanned air vehicle  
An unmanned air vehicle for military, land security and the like operations includes a fuselage provided with foldable wings having leading edge flaps and trailing edge ailerons which are operable...
8109464 Aircraft taxiing and secondary propulsion system  
An on board secondary propulsion system for an aircraft provides the capability of taxiing the aircraft on the ground without using the main aircraft engine(s). The power system includes a small...
8091461 System for water-based launch of an unmanned aerial vehicle  
A system includes a support structure having a compressed air tank therein, a pneumatic launch assembly coupled to the support structure, and an inflatable bladder disposed around at least a...
8056461 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....
8028952 System for shipboard launch and recovery of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) aircraft and method therefor  
A system to launch and recover an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aircraft has a pole member attached to a deck of a ship. An arm member is attached to the pole member and extends away from the pole...

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