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1. WO2018182797 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOCKING UNMANNED VEHICLES

Publication Number WO/2018/182797
Publication Date 04.10.2018
International Application No. PCT/US2017/063184
International Filing Date 24.11.2017
IPC
B64D 45/04 2006.1
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
45Aircraft indicators or protectors not otherwise provided for
04Landing aids; Safety measures to prevent collision with earth's surface
CPC
B60L 2200/10
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
2200Type of vehicles
10Air crafts
B60L 53/36
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
60VEHICLES IN GENERAL
LPROPULSION OF ELECTRICALLY-PROPELLED VEHICLES
53Methods of charging batteries, specially adapted for electric vehicles; Charging stations or on-board charging equipment therefor; Exchange of energy storage elements in electric vehicles
30Constructional details of charging stations
35Means for automatic or assisted adjustment of the relative position of charging devices and vehicles
36by positioning the vehicle
B64C 2201/027
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
02characterized by type of aircraft
027Flying platforms
B64C 2201/042
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
04characterised by type of power plant
042by electric motors; Electric power sources therefor, e.g. fuel cells, solar panels or batteries
B64C 2201/146
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
14characterised by flight control
146Remote controls
B64C 2201/20
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
20Methods for transport, or storage of unmanned aerial vehicles
Applicants
  • POINT ROAD SOLUTIONS, LLC [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BENNETT, Andrew
  • CHANDRA, Shivali
  • DIGGINS, Devynn, Nicole
  • JORDAN, Rebecca, Phoebe
Agents
  • STANBACK, Willard, A.
Priority Data
PCT/US2017/02463428.03.2017US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOCKING UNMANNED VEHICLES
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ D'ARRIMAGE DE VÉHICULES SANS PILOTE
Abstract
(EN) This document describes a system and method through which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other vehicles (e.g., unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), also known as autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), unmanned water-surface vehicles (USVs), unmanned ground-surface vehicles (UGVs) and vehicles with the attributes and/or characteristics of more than one such category of vehicles (such as amphibious vehicles)), can be docked, with a device that can secure such vehicles, and information can be transmitted to and from such vehicles. The vehicles are secured through the use of magnetic fields produced by toggling magnets. The system also includes a means for transmitting information between the docking system itself, the vehicles and/or between the docking system and a command center, which may be a notable distance from the docking system, or among the docking system, the vehicle(s) and the command center.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un système et un procédé qui permettent à des véhicules aériens sans pilote (UAV) et d'autres véhicules (par exemple, des véhicules sous-marins sans pilote (UUV), également connus sous le nom de véhicules sous-marins autonomes (AUV), des véhicules aquatiques de surface sans pilote (USV), des véhicules terrestres sans pilote (UGV) et des véhicules ayant les attributs et/ou les caractéristiques de plus d'une telle catégorie de véhicules (tels que des véhicules amphibies)), d'être arrimés, à l'aide d'un dispositif qui permet de sécuriser de tels véhicules, et il est possible de transmettre des informations vers et à partir de ces véhicules. Les véhicules sont fixés par l'utilisation de champs magnétiques produits par des aimants de basculement. Le système comprend également un moyen servant à transmettre des informations entre le système d'arrimage lui-même, les véhicules et/ou entre le système d'arrimage et le centre de commande, qui peut se trouver à une distance notable du système d'arrimage, ou entre le système d'arrimage, le(s) véhicule(s) et le centre de commande.
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