Accession Number : ADD008532

Title :   Improved Aerial Day/Night Refueling Stations.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lask,Harry L

Report Date : 11 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An improved aerial refueling system, suitable for operation under nighttime or other limited visibility conditions, is described, and comprises a tanker aircraft with refueling boom depending rearwardly thereof, a receiver aircraft having a fuel receptacle for interconnection with the boom, means disposed on the tanker for illuminating the receiver aircraft with infrared light during hookup and refueling, infrared sensitive viewing means and an optical imaging device on the tanker through which the boom operator may view the boom and receiver aircraft to guide the boom into position for connection with the receiver aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Refueling in flight, *Visibility, *Low light levels, Night, Infrared radiation, Infrared images, Tanker aircraft, Booms(Equipment), Aircraft, Inventions

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE