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1. (WO2017037699) LAUNCHER FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037699    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2016/050936
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B64F 1/04
B64C 39/00
Applicants: UVISION AIR LTD
Inventors: KAHLON, Moshe
HAKIM, Shlomo
Title: LAUNCHER FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES
Abstract:
A launcher for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the launcher having a foldable UAV stowed within said launcher, the launcher includes, a launch tube configured as a UAV launcher and a UAV carrying case. The launcher further includes a pneumatic booster connected to said UAV for accelerating said UAV during launching phase. The launcher further includes a separation mechanism operated to permits separation of the booster from the UAV when the UAV leaves the launcher tube and to transfer the kinetic energy that is created from the pneumatic booster to the UAV in the launching phase. The UAV is propelled off of the launch tube by the booster that transmits thrust in the launch tube to the space below said booster. The UAV which is connected to the booster by the separation mechanism is pushed out of the launcher tube body and leaves the launch tube, the booster is separated from the UAV by the separation mechanism and the UAV is automatically deployed. The UAV propellers are activated to propel the UAV and driven the UAV.