Methods and apparatus for optical propagation improvement system

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Description

An aircraft turret and fairing assembly for facilitating transmission of a directed energy beam from a directed energy device includes a turret section for directing an energy beam. The assembly also includes a fairing section aft of and adjacent to the turret section. Each of the turret section and the aft fairing section are coupled to an aircraft. The assembly also includes at least one sensor for detecting air speed of the aircraft and air pressure. The turret section and the aft fairing section are configured and positioned relative to one another to direct airflow for generating an aeroacoustic resonance within a desired frequency range in an area aft of the turret section.

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Title
  • Methods and apparatus for optical propagation improvement system

Patent Number
  • US 8096507 B2

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Inventor
  • Alan B. Cain

  • Eric J. Jumper

  • Donald J. Wittich, III

  • Edward J. Kerschen

  • David Cavalieri

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Eric J. Jumper

  • David Cavalieri

Other Application
  • 12/359,064

Prior Publication Date
  • 2009-10-01

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20090242702 A1

Claims
  • 55

Classification (US Patent)
  • 244/130; 244/1N;244/129.4; 343/705; 89/37.16;

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • B64C 7/00 (20130101); B64C 23/06 (20130101); B64D 7/06 (20130101); F41H 13/0043 (20130101); F41H 13/005 (20130101); F41H 13/0068 (20130101); Y02T 50/162 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • B64C 1/38 (20060101); B64D 7/00 (20060101)

Language
  • eng

Date Issued
  • 2012-01-17

Publisher
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Assignee
  • University of Notre Dame Du Lac

  • Innovative Technology Applications (Chesterfield, MO)

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