Patents Assigned to MBDA France
  • Patent number: 10845159
    Abstract: A flexible cover includes a main layer made of a first composite material that includes a first woven material and a first elastomer. The flexible cover also includes an auxiliary layer made of a second composite material that includes a second woven material and a second elastomer. The auxiliary layer is secured to a face of the main layer and includes petal-shaped regions that are separated from one another by weakening lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Bertrand Leroy, Pascal Herquel
  • Patent number: 10767968
    Abstract: A missile includes a separable nose cone having an ejectable shell cooperating with a support element. The missile has a body with a main longitudinal axis and a nose cone having a shell connected by a rear end thereof to a support element of the missile and defined around a secondary longitudinal axis. The support element has a housing, and the rear end of the shell has a thickness adapted to be received in the housing in a contacting manner. The housing is configured to allow the shell to pivot and to maintain contact while the orientation of the shell is such that the secondary longitudinal axis is at an angle smaller than an ejection angle in relation to said main longitudinal axis, and to end the contact when the secondary longitudinal axis is at an angle higher than or equal to the ejection angle in such a way as to eject the shell from the missile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MBDA France
    Inventors: Clément Quertelet, Clyde Laheyne
  • Patent number: 10759713
    Abstract: A fibrous preform (1) is produced, provided with a sandwich structure comprising an intermediate flexible core (4) and two outer fibrous frames (2, 3), respectively arranged on opposing outer faces of said flexible core (4) and assembled by sections of wire (8, 9) passing through said fibrous frames (2, 3), said preform (1) being impregnated with resin. Said preform is then hardened and the core (4) is removed, preferably by pre-densification with chemical vapour infiltration, and the structure produced is then densified with liquid-phase infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: MBDA FRANCE, AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Bouchez, Steffen Beyer, Stephan Schmidt-Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20200149849
    Abstract: A device is configured for deflecting a stream of particles for a projectile guided by a link wire, the projectile having a fuselage and an engine capable of producing a propulsive jet containing the stream of particles. The device includes a device support including an inner surface configured to attach the device support to the fuselage of the projectile, and a deflector strip assuming at least an unfolded position in which the deflector strip forms an angle with the device support in order to deflect the stream of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: MBDA France
    Inventors: François Durand, Vincent Cheret, Simon Tusseau, Vincent Guibout
  • Publication number: 20200109929
    Abstract: An actuation device for ejecting a removable part of a missile includes a pyrotechnic actuator having a pyrotechnic charge configured to generate an overpressure and a piston configured to act on the removable part of the missile, at least one retaining rod, and at least one thermal insulation element configured to thermally insulate at least the pyrotechnic charge. The pyrotechnic actuator is configured to break the retaining rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Clément Quertelet, Clyde Laheyne
  • Patent number: 10584938
    Abstract: A flexible cover comprising at least one, so-called composite, layer, formed from a composite material consisting of at least one fabric and at least one elastomer and a flat metal blade secured to the composite layer by elastomer and comprising pre-cut lines for fragilisation of the flexible cover, the pre-cut lines being arranged so as to create areas in the form of petals, the composite layer and the metal blade being designed so as to return to an initial position once the flexible cover has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Bertrand Leroy, Pascal Herquel
  • Publication number: 20200064110
    Abstract: Missile balancing assemblies include two balancing rings configured for mounting on a missile, each balancing ring having a ballast. Each balancing ring is configured to be rotated and rotationally fixed, and may include materials having different densities at different locations. Each balancing ring may further include an angular graduation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: MBDA France
    Inventors: Rémi Bourdillon, François Reisch, Vincent Guibout
  • Publication number: 20200049474
    Abstract: A missile includes a separable nose cone having an ejectable shell cooperating with a support element. The missile has a body with a main longitudinal axis and a nose cone having a shell connected by a rear end thereof to a support element of the missile and defined around a secondary longitudinal axis. The support element has a housing, and the rear end of the shell has a thickness adapted to be received in the housing in a contacting manner. The housing is configured to allow the shell to pivot and to maintain contact while the orientation of the shell is such that the secondary longitudinal axis is at an angle smaller than an ejection angle in relation to said main longitudinal axis, and to end the contact when the secondary longitudinal axis is at an angle higher than or equal to the ejection angle in such a way as to eject the shell from the missile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: MBDA France
    Inventors: Clément Quertelet, Clyde Laheyne
  • Publication number: 20200043895
    Abstract: The electronic system includes a connection ring comprising a plurality of alternately conductive and insulating superposed layers, the superposed conductive layers being linked to one another by electrical links forming an interconnect network, said connection ring comprising an inner cavity, the electronic system also including a plurality of electronic functions that are arranged inside the inner cavity of said connection ring over a plurality of levels, with at least one electronic function per level, each of said electronic functions being linked to the connection ring at the level of the inner face of the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventor: René Dupre
  • Patent number: 10551158
    Abstract: An impact-detection device includes at least one waveguide provided at each of the two ends thereof with a connector. The device further includes a ring with a curved outer contour. The ring forms a separate part with planar radial surfaces. The waveguide is built into the body of the ring about the ring, and the two ends of the waveguide are arranged on the outside of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Bernard Greiner, Mathieu Loosfeld, Kevin Tastets
  • Publication number: 20190385473
    Abstract: A prediction device includes a data input assembly, a modelling unit, a resolution unit, an interpretation unit, and an information transmission unit. The data input assembly is configured to enter attacker data relating to attack models, and defender data relating to ground a zone to be defended and to available defense means. The modelling unit is configured to generate a game tree evaluated on the basis of input data, based on game theory. The resolution unit is configured to define a game balance based on game theory, the game balance defining an attacker strategy and defender strategy pair. The interpretation unit is configured to determine, on the basis of the game balance, an optimum attack solution, as well as an optimum defense solution that is best suited to the optimum attack solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: MBDA France
    Inventors: Ronan Fruit, David Vigouroux, Stéphane Le Menec, Charlotte Touchard, Alexandre Kotenkoff, Mathias Formoso
  • Patent number: 10484625
    Abstract: A method for reducing the low-frequency component of the measurement noise of a photosensitive imager and applications of same. The invention involves intentionally creating a non-straight scanning movement of the observed scene on the photosensitive matrix of the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventor: François De Picciotto
  • Publication number: 20190323799
    Abstract: A flexible cover includes a main layer made of a first composite material that includes a first woven material and a first elastomer. The flexible cover also includes an auxiliary layer made of a second composite material that includes a second woven material and a second elastomer. The auxiliary layer is secured to a face of the main layer and includes petal-shaped regions that are separated from one another by weakening lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Bertrand Leroy, Pascal Herquel
  • Patent number: 10401123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for the terminal-phase guiding of an interceptor missile towards a mobile aerial target. According to the invention, measurements delivered by the terminal guiding sensor are used to deduce a set of components of the interceptor missile-target dynamic, by means of Bayesian estimation, and the future of this dynamic is digitally integrated on line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventor: François De Picciotto
  • Patent number: 10234252
    Abstract: The target marking device comprises a small-size flying unit, said flying unit being configured to fly at low height and to be guided with the aid of guidance commands, said flying unit being furnished with at least one sensor able to measure at least one parameter of the environment, a data transmission unit configured to emit at least data relating to measurements carried out by the sensor from the flying unit and to receive guidance orders at the flying unit, and at least one emitter able to emit position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Alexandre Kotenkoff, David Vigouroux, Antoine Vivares, Olivier Hebert, Arnaud Durantin
  • Publication number: 20190077937
    Abstract: An ultrasonic masking system (1) comprises at least one resin (2) and a plurality of hollow spheres (4) embedded in the resin (2), forming a coating material having a reduced mass capable of hindering an analysis by ultrasonic detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventor: René Dupré
  • Patent number: 10180568
    Abstract: The window substantially has the shape of a dome. The optical observation device includes means of optical conjugation of the observed field with a plane of observation and means for relatively orienting the observation plane with respect to said field. Optical correction means are provided so as to correct aberration defects. According to the device, system, and method, said optical correction means are arranged between said windows and said relative orientation means in such a way that said optical correction means form an optical system with said window, which is at least substantially afocal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Bernard Greiner, Sylvain Berthier
  • Patent number: 10164509
    Abstract: A separately excited electric machine having a stator provided with at least one exciter unit and a rotor provided with strips. Each exciter unit comprises two secondary magnetic circuits and one primary magnetic circuit. Each secondary magnetic circuit comprises a stator exciter winding and two annular yokes provided with teeth. The primary magnetic circuit comprises a rotor exciter winding and an annular ring. First magnetic fluxes generated by the primary magnetic circuit circulate around loops in each strip and second magnetic fluxes generated by the secondary magnetic circuits circulate around loops in the strips, the teeth, and the ring. Each strip thus has a first north pole and a first south pole, with the teeth comprising in alternation second north poles and second south poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, SINTERTECH, MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Damien Mariotto, Alix Bernot
  • Publication number: 20180284253
    Abstract: A method and device for determining the distance between an airborne receiver and a stationary ground transmitter are disclosed. A digital terrain model is implemented to determine a range of distance values containing the transmitter. A receiver distance is found and, with the range of values, a plurality of theoretical distances is calculated, to each of which a corresponding azimuth angle and elevation angle are associated. The thus calculated azimuth and elevation angles are compared to the measured azimuth and elevation angles of the line of sight under which the receiver observes the transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventors: Hélène Rocher, Pierre Garrigues
  • Patent number: 10054411
    Abstract: The missile comprises at least one separable propulsion stage and a terminal vehicle arranged to the front of the separable propulsion stage, said missile being provided at the front with a separable protective fairing comprising at least two individual shells and with a connecting part connected to the missile towards the rear beyond the position of the rear end of the terminal vehicle. The protective fairing is configured such that, when mounted on the missile, it surrounds all of the terminal vehicle and it is connected at the rear end to the connecting part by means of articulated connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MBDA FRANCE
    Inventor: Clément Quertelet