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Title: Inflatable wing

Abstract

An inflatable structure for use as an aerodynamic surface. The structure is formed from a series of cylindrical pressure chambers which are inflated to deploy the structure from its stored condition. Varying cylinder sizes yield aerodynamically curved surfaces.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862537
Patent Number(s):
3957232
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B64 - AIRCRAFT B64C - AEROPLANES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
inflatable; structure; aerodynamic; surface; formed; series; cylindrical; pressure; chambers; inflated; deploy; stored; condition; varying; cylinder; sizes; yield; aerodynamically; curved; surfaces; curved surface; pressure chamber; curved surfaces; /244/416/428/

Citation Formats

Sebrell, Wayne A. Inflatable wing. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Sebrell, Wayne A. Inflatable wing. United States.
Sebrell, Wayne A. Thu . "Inflatable wing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862537.
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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