Accession Number : ADD001374

Title :   Inflation and Evacuation System for an Air Cushion Landing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Bud D ; Brennan,William M

Report Date : 30 Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes an air cushion landing system (ACLS) for an aircraft including a pair of wind pod-mounted inflatable trunks, and an air supply and exhaust system for inflating and deflating the air cushion trunks. For inflating, a swiveled fan driven from a high pressure turbine engine compressor bleed source directs incoming air from a sealable intake port to the respective trunk. For deflating, an actuator connected to a linkage network swivels the fan, plugs the intake port and opens an exhaust door positively drawing air out of the trunk and exhausting it to the atmosphere.

Descriptors :   *Landing aids, *Inflatable structures, *Patents, Aircraft equipment, Ground effect machines, Inflating, Evacuation, Fans

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE