Accession Number : ADD010574

Title :   Aerial Day/Night Refueling Stations.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Task,Harry L ; Courtright,John F ; Genco,Louis V

Report Date : 16 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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 :   *Patents, *Booms(Equipment), *Refueling in flight, Tanker aircraft, Visibility, Illumination, Infrared optical systems, Night flight, Daylight

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE