Accession Number : ADD013254

Title :   Leading Edge Augmentor Wing-in-Ground Effect Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Aug 82, patented 17 Apr 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rousseau, David G

Report Date : 17 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A Wing-in-Ground (WIG) effect vehicle for traveling over water utilizing the efflux from propulsors to create a static pressure increase under the wings. The propulsors are carried inside the fuselage or in other safe locations away from sea spray and debris. The efflux is carried by conduit running the full span of the wing leading edge and is directed under the wing. The efflux also entrains ambient air by Coanda effect to increase the resultant lift.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *LEADING EDGES, *WING SLOTS, *GROUND EFFECT, WINGS, STATIC PRESSURE, AERODYNAMIC LIFT, AUGMENTATION, COANDA EFFECT

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE