Accession Number:

ADD005514

Title:

Rigid Airship Statement of Government Interest.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-08

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Accordingly, it is the general purpose and object of the present invention to provide an improved lighter-than-air vehicle for long endurance flight and moderate-speed air transport. Another object of the present invention is to provide a fully buoyant airship which has greater handling capabilities and maneuverability than prior airships. A further object of the present invention is to provide a fully buoyant air vehicle which can be launched and landed safely without the need for extensive ground crews. Still another object of the present invention is to provide a rigid airship which can hover effectively above a landing area, vertically descend to a safe landing, and taxi to its mooring without the aid of a ground crew. A still further object of the present invention is to provide a fully buoyant rigid airship which can be efficiently and economically manufactured.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE