This technology pertains to the ability to open a compartment to launch an aircraft vertically from a submersible submarine, aircraft carrier, and/or other types of submersible vessels. With this technology, the only portion that would appear above water would be the small launch platform erecting from the aircraft launch compartment. This could be a completely separate compartment that uses a special type of launch propulsion force / mechanism to propel the aircraft upwards, and the technology could also pertain to the use of vertical aircraft carrier launch technology that launches the aircraft through an internally sealed vertical runway / propulsion system, and then the small door opens quickly at the same time the aircraft exits the interior launch runway.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Oceanic & Atmospheric (OA)