Filter-based Air Sampler Capable of Integration into Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [US 11619570 B1]

Robert M. Eninger, Air Force Institute of Technology
Stephanie A. Ohms, Defense Health Agency
Jeremy Slagley, Air Force Institute of Technology

Patent assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (US).

Application: 17/202434

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A filter-based air sampler, more specifically a filter-based air sampler capable of integration into small unmanned aerial systems is disclosed. The filter-based air sampler may include a filter assembly which has as its component parts: an open faced air intake component, a filter, and a filter support that has a central supporting grid. The filter assembly may joined to the housing of a fan, such as a centrifugal fan, with the supporting grid of the filter support being disposed over the air inlet of the fan.