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1. WO2020112246 - CLOSE PROXIMITY COUNTERMEASURES FOR NEUTRALIZING TARGET AERIAL VEHICLES

Publication Number WO/2020/112246
Publication Date 04.06.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2019/054545
International Filing Date 03.10.2019
IPC
B64C 39/02 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
39Aircraft not otherwise provided for
02characterised by special use
F41H 11/02 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
41WEAPONS
HARMOUR; ARMOURED TURRETS; ARMOURED OR ARMED VEHICLES; MEANS OF ATTACK OR DEFENCE, e.g. CAMOUFLAGE, IN GENERAL
11Defence installations; Defence devices; Means for clearing or detecting landmines
02Anti-aircraft or anti-guided missile defence installations or systems
CPC
B64C 2201/108
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
10characterised by the lift producing means
108using rotors, or propellers
B64C 2201/12
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
12adapted for particular use
B64C 2201/141
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
14characterised by flight control
141autonomous, i.e. by navigating independently from ground or air stations, e.g. by using inertial navigation systems [INS]
B64C 2201/182
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
18characterised by landing method
182by being caught in mid-air, or next to the ground, e.g. using a net
B64C 2201/206
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
2201Unmanned aerial vehicles; Equipment therefor
20Methods for transport, or storage of unmanned aerial vehicles
206by airborne vehicles, e.g. airplanes or helicopters
B64C 27/006
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
27Rotorcraft; Rotors peculiar thereto
006Safety devices
Applicants
  • SARCOS CORP. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • SMITH, Fraser M.
  • OLIVIER, Marc X.
Agents
  • JOHNSON, Christopher L.
Priority Data
16/151,29603.10.2018US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CLOSE PROXIMITY COUNTERMEASURES FOR NEUTRALIZING TARGET AERIAL VEHICLES
(FR) CONTREMESURES DE PROXIMITÉ IMMÉDIATE POUR NEUTRALISER DES VÉHICULES AÉRIENS CIBLES
Abstract
(EN)
A system for detecting and neutralizing a target aerial vehicle comprises a counter-attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) comprising a flight body and a flight control system supported about the flight body operable to facilitate flight of the UAV, and an aerial vehicle countermeasure supported by the flight body. The system can comprise an aerial vehicle detection system comprising at least one detection sensor operable to detect a target aerial vehicle while in-flight, and operable to provide command data to the counter-attack UAV to facilitate interception of the target aerial vehicle by the counter-attack UAV. Upon interception of the target aerial vehicle, the counter-attack UAV is operable to disrupt operation of the detected target aerial vehicle with the aerial vehicle capture countermeasure, thereby neutralizing the target aerial vehicle. The counter-attack UAV and systems may be autonomously operated. Associated systems and methods are provided.
(FR)
Un système de détection et de neutralisation d'un véhicule aérien cible comprend un véhicule aérien sans pilote (UAV) de contre-attaque comprenant un corps de vol et un système de commande de vol supporté autour du corps de vol servant à permettre le vol de l'UAV, et une contre-mesure de véhicule aérien supportée par le corps de vol. Le système comprend un système de détection de véhicule aérien comprenant au moins un capteur de détection servant à détecter le véhicule aérien cible en vol, et servant à fournir des données de commande à l'UAV de contre-attaque pour permettre l'interception du véhicule aérien cible par l'UAV de contre-attaque. Lors de l'interception du véhicule aérien cible, l'UAV de contre-attaque sert à interrompre le fonctionnement du véhicule aérien cible détecté avec la contre-mesure de capture de véhicule aérien, ce qui permet de neutraliser le véhicule aérien cible. L'UAV de contre-attaque et les systèmes de peuvent être exploités de manière autonome. L'invention concerne également des systèmes et des procédés associés.
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