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1. (WO1998013258) MULTI-MODE SECONDARY POWER UNIT

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/013258    International Application No.:    PCT/US1997/016945
Publication Date: Apr 2, 1998 International Filing Date: Sep 18, 1997
IPC: B64D 13/06
B64D 41/00
Applicants: McDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION
Inventors: WILLIAMS, Kenneth, R.
Title: MULTI-MODE SECONDARY POWER UNIT
Abstract:
The present invention provides a multi-mode secondary power unit (14) comprising a first starter/generator unit (10) operably coupled to a shaft (20). The first starter/generator motor (10) is operable in a motor mode for causing rotational movement of the shaft (20) and is operable in a generator mode for generating electric power from rotational movement of the shaft (20). A thermal engine (22) is operably coupled to the shaft (20) and is operable in a fuel burning mode for causing rotational movement of said shaft (20) and is operable in a non fuel burning mode for receiving rotational movement from the shaft (20). A load compressor (25) is operably coupled to the shaft (20) for pressurizing air to a predetermined level.