Accession Number : AD0165083

Title :   Inflatable Floating Island.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schott,Eugene A. ; Tschudy,Donald B.

Report Date : 13 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention relates to a floating device which is suitable for use as a landing field for aircraft. A plurality of inflatable bags serve as floor beams and a plurality of decking panels are positioned on top of the floor beams. Adjacent panels are keyed together to have the panels work as one large panel. The floor beams are supported by long cylindrical flotation bags that are mounted with their longiudinal axes in a vertical position. The cylindrical flotation bags are partially filled with water to provide a stable platform.

Descriptors :   *Landing fields, *Inflatable structures, *Patents, Stabilized platforms, Floating bases, Floats

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE