US Patent No. 9,517,843

GENERATOR FOR FLIGHT VEHICLE


Patent No. 9,517,843
Issue Date December 13, 2016
Title Generator For Flight Vehicle
Inventorship Kenneth M. Pesyna, Carmel, IN (US)
Robert A. Ress, Jr., Carmel, IN (US)
Assignee Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,517,843

1. A flight vehicle comprising:
a fuselage including a nose and a tail spaced apart from the nose,
a gas turbine engine located in a space formed in the fuselage and located between the nose and the tail, and
a generator unit coupled to the gas turbine engine via a generator shaft, at least a portion of the generator shaft located
exterior to the generator unit and the gas turbine engine, to cause a portion of the generator unit to rotate therewith, the
generator unit being located in spaced-apart relation to the gas turbine engine between the nose and the gas turbine engine,

wherein the flight vehicle further includes an air inlet duct coupled to the gas turbine engine and formed to include an air
passageway therein and an air inlet defining an aperture opening into the air passageway to communicate air surrounding the
flight vehicle through the aperture, through the air passageway, and into the gas turbine engine for combustion,

wherein a portion of the generator unit extends into and lies in the air passageway.