Resources Contact Us Home
Aerial sensor pod deployment system

Image Number 2 for United States Patent #7387276.

A roll-on/roll-off, aircraft-borne sensor pod deployment system having an operator station and a sensor pallet system and method of using same. The operator station has a base platform, a shelter box mounted on the base platform for accommodating a human operator, and a computer installed inside the shelter box. The sensor pallet system has a base platform, a linear system mounted on the base platform, a rotational system mounted on the linear system, a mechanical arm attached to the rotational system, a sensor pod attached to the mechanical arm, and an electrical control system that provides power to the deployment system and controls movements of the sensor pallet system. In operation, the sensor pod can be retracted into a compact, stowing position, or extended out an opening in the aircraft for an unobstructed field of view. The deployment system optionally includes an apparatus and method for sealing the aircraft opening.

  Recently Added Patents
Positioning vehicles to improve quality of observations at intersections
Laboratory spatula
Dynamic allocation of access channels based on access channel occupancy in a cellular wireless communication system
Triple-action pest control formulation and method
Systems and methods for processing supplemental information associated with media programming
Event-triggered server-side macros
Compositions and methods for activating innate and allergic immunity
  Randomly Featured Patents
Tunnel lining process and apparatus therefor
Sandblasted incandescent lamps with an improved neck section
Method and apparatus for canceling balun amplifier noise
Apparatus and method for separating and replacing a cap from a shank of a tip of a welding electrode
Solder ball fabricating process
Transport interface for time division frames
Angle independent doppler in ultrasound imaging
Hair trimmer
Tray for carrying magnetoresistive head of magnetic disk
Electronic timepiece