Accession Number : ADD011980

Title :   Robotic Refueling System for Tactical and Strategic Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schultz, Edwin R

Report Date : 12 Aug 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A ground based aircraft refueling system uses existing air-to-air refueling technology. A fixed facility design attaches a moveable air-to-air type refueling boom and probe to an overhead track mounted on the ceiling of a TAB VEE aircraft shelter. Movement of the boom and probe is controlled from a remote control room protected from hazardous chemical and biological environments. In a second embodiment a moveable facility design mounts on the top of a tank truck a first boom attached at a right angle to an air-to-air type refueling second boom and probe. The booms and probe are remotely controlled from the truck cab which is protected from hostile chemical and biological environments. A third embodiment adds to the moveable facility design a second tank and nozzle outlet for spraying decontaminate. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *REFUELING IN FLIGHT, *ROBOTICS, PROBES, FUEL NOZZLES, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), CHEMICALS, ENVIRONMENTS, FACILITIES, ENEMY, RIGHT ANGLES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, STRATEGIC WEAPONS, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, BIOLOGY, CEILING, BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), HAZARDS, CONTROL CENTERS, REMOTE CONTROL, TRUCKS

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE