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1. (WO2017129953) A WING-IN-GROUND EFFECT VEHICLE HAVING A LIFT SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/129953 International Application No.: PCT/GB2017/050153
Publication Date: 03.08.2017 International Filing Date: 20.01.2017
IPC:
B64C 29/00 (2006.01) ,B60V 1/08 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
C
AEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
29
Aircraft capable of landing or taking-off vertically
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60
VEHICLES IN GENERAL
V
AIR-CUSHION VEHICLES
1
Air-cushion vehicles
08
wherein the cushion is created during forward movement of the vehicle by ram effect
Applicants:
EXCLIN LTD; 5 Harbour Exchange London E14 9GE, GB (AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BH, BJ, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CF, CG, CH, CI, CL, CM, CN, CO, CR, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GN, GQ, GR, GT, GW, HN, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IN, IR, IS, IT, JP, KE, KG, KH, KM, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MC, MD, ME, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MT, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NE, NG, NI, NL, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SM, SN, ST, SV, SY, SZ, TD, TG, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW)
LERUTH, Gonzague; GB (US)
Inventors:
LERUTH, Gonzague; GB
Agent:
KEMP, Paul; GB
Priority Data:
1601534.927.01.2016GB
Title (EN) A WING-IN-GROUND EFFECT VEHICLE HAVING A LIFT SYSTEM
(FR) VÉHICULE À AILES EN EFFET DE SOL DOTÉ D'UN SYSTÈME DE PORTANCE
Abstract:
(EN) Wing-in-ground effect vehicle (1) having a lift system with a pressure vessel (2) and a set of nozzles (3-14). The lift system allows the wing-in-ground effect vehicle to take off. The pressure vessel holds a fluid, such as air, under pressure. The fluid is delivered from the pressure vessel to the nozzles and may be regulated by a valve (19-30) which is controlled by a vehicle control system (31). Compressed fluid from the pressure vessel is discharged through the nozzles on operation of a valve by the vehicle control system to levitate the vehicle and allow the main propulsion system (33) to accelerate the vehicle in horizontal flight until sufficient lift is generated by the ground effect wings. The lift system may also discharge the nozzles to reduce the risk of collision with the ground or water through the delivery of a lift thrust that increases the vehicle clearance from the ground or water, or modifies the vehicle roll and pitch angles.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un véhicule à ailes en effet de sol (1) présentant un système de portance doté d'un récipient sous pression (2) et d'un ensemble de buses (3-14). Le système de portance permet au véhicule à ailes en effet de sol de décoller. Ledit récipient sous pression maintient un fluide, tel que de l'air, sous pression. Le fluide est distribué du récipient sous pression aux buses et peut être régulé par une soupape (19-30) qui est commandée par un système de commande de véhicule (31). Le fluide comprimé depuis le récipient sous pression est évacué à travers les buses lors de l'actionnement d'une soupape par le système de commande de véhicule pour soulever le véhicule et permettre au système de propulsion principal (33) d'accélérer le véhicule en vol horizontal jusqu'à ce qu'une portance suffisante soit générée par les ailes en effet de sol. Le système de portance peut également évacuer les buses afin de réduire le risque de collision avec le sol ou de l'eau par la fourniture d'une poussée de portance qui augmente la clairance du véhicule du sol ou de l'eau, ou modifie les angles de roulis et de tangage du véhicule.
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Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DJ, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IR, IS, JP, KE, KG, KH, KN, KP, KR, KW, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PA, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SA, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)