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Ship or air deployable automated buoy refueling station for multiple manned or unmanned surface vessels

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A fueling system including a ship or air deployable automated fueling station and one or more sea surface water vessels. The fueling station including a ballast arrangement to maintain an optimal freeboard for fueling the one or more water vessels, the fueling station and the one or more water vessels including a communication arrangement for communications between the fueling station and the one or more water vessels. The fueling station including a plurality of nozzles for simultaneously fueling a plurality of water vessels.

Inventors: 
Petersen, Scott M.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Handling and Transportation
FIle Date: 
2013-12-04
Grant Date: 
2015-03-31
Grant time: 
482 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
8
Claim count percentile rank: 
4
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY