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AIRCRAFT ALARM OR INDICATING SYSTEMS

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
340971000 Nonalarm flight indicator 102
340963000 Flight alarm 53
340961000 Potential collision with other aircraft 21
340947000 Land-based landing guidance 19
340946000 Nonairplane (e.g., balloon or helicopter) 10
340960000 Landing gear indicator 8
340962000 Icing indicator 3
20130099944FLUID PRESSURE BASED ICING DETECTION FOR A TURBINE ENGINE - An icing detection subsystem for an aircraft turbine engine is presented. The icing detection subsystem includes a plurality of air pressure sampling ports formed within structure that surrounds a rotating component of the aircraft turbine engine. The subsystem also includes a pressure sensor arrangement coupled to the plurality of air pressure sampling ports to obtain air pressure measurements for the plurality of air pressure sampling ports. A processing module is coupled to the pressure sensor arrangement to analyze the air pressure measurements over time during operation of the aircraft turbine engine, and to generate an alert when at least one characteristic of the air pressure measurements over time is indicative of the presence of ice in the aircraft turbine engine.04-25-2013
20080218386Optical system and element for detecting ice and water - An optical system for detecting ice and water on the surface of an aircraft includes an elongated transparent optical element having first and second end portions. A light source and light detector are disposed in one end of the optical element and a reflective surface is disposed in the opposite end portion. The reflective surface defines a critical angle and reflects light from the light source to the light detector when the critical angle is in contact with air and refracts the light toward the external environment when the reflective surface is in contact with ice or water. The system may also incorporate an optical element wherein the reflective surface includes a continuous array of convex elements extending outwardly from and across one end of the optical element and wherein each of the convex elements defines a critical angle.09-11-2008
20080218385Methods and Systems for Detecting Icing Conditions - Methods and systems for detecting icing or incipient icing conditions external to a vehicle (09-11-2008
340958000 Docking guidance 2
20130057414ELECTRIC TAXI SYSTEM GUIDANCE - A taxi guidance system is provided for an aircraft having a primary thrust engine and an onboard electric taxi system. The taxi guidance system includes or cooperates with a source of aircraft status data for the aircraft, and a source of airport feature data associated with synthetic graphical representations of an airport field. The taxi guidance system includes a processor operatively coupled to the source of aircraft status data and to the source of airport feature data to generate, in response to at least the aircraft status data and the airport feature data, taxi path guidance information for the aircraft, start/stop guidance information associated with operation of the primary thrust engine, and speed guidance information for the onboard electric taxi system. The processor generates image rendering display commands that can be received by a display system to render a dynamic synthetic representation of the airport field that includes graphical indicia of the taxi path guidance information, the start/stop guidance information, and the speed guidance information.03-07-2013
20080231472System and method for identifying an aircraft during approach to a stopping position - A method for guiding an aircraft toward a stopping position within an aircraft stand of an airport comprises using a visual docking guidance system (VDGS) associated with the aircraft stand for displaying first instructions for guiding the aircraft toward the stopping position. The first instructions are based on an initial determination of the aircraft-type and on first sensed positional information of the aircraft. Aircraft-type data that is stored in a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag carried by the aircraft is then read. Using the VDGS, second instructions are displayed for guiding the aircraft toward the stopping position based on the aircraft-type data and based on second sensed positional information of the aircraft.09-25-2008
340983000 Obstruction beacon 2
20080231474Airport runway warning system - A airport runway warning system disposes a number of warning lanterns parallel to the runway by the two sides of the runway. Also, every warning lantern is at least connected to one empty sensor, to sense the nearby runway zone. All the warning lanterns and sensors are connected to a central controlling unit, disposed on the airport control tower. The central controlling unit, furthermore, connects to the main displaying light in the entrance of every communication path. By the operation in coordination via every warning lantern, sensor, central controlling unit and main displaying light, additional runway real-time information can be provided to the pilot and the people in the control tower. Particularly, the obstacles appearing on the runway abruptly can also be warned immediately.09-25-2008
20100194603WIND TURBINE COMPRISING APPROACH LIGHTING - The invention concerns a wind power installation comprising a flight warning light arrangement. In accordance with the invention it is proposed that the flight warning light arrangement is switched on only when a vehicle or craft, preferably an aircraft, approaches the wind power installation to a predetermined spacing.08-05-2010
340959000 Takeoff indicator 1
20100302073DEVICE FOR CONFIRMING THE ENGINE THRUST OF AN AIRCRAFT - A device for confirming the engine thrust of an aircraft is disclosed. The device, via an operating logic unit (12-02-2010
340981000 Aircraft beacons 1
20090309763Emergency lighting for a helicopter - An aircraft, in particular a helicopter, has light elements which are in the form of strips and are fitted to the edge of at least a number of windows. The light elements are provided with photoluminescent material.12-17-2009
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20110193724SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AUDIO WARNING MESSAGES IN AN AIRCRAFT - The present invention relates to a system (08-11-2011
20100073197SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING DATA FROM AN AIRCRAFT - Systems and methods are provided for acquiring data from an aircraft. The system comprises a sensor device coupled to the aircraft for generating the data, a first wireless communication interface coupled to the sensor device and configured to transmit the data upon receiving a first request, and a portable electronic device comprising a second wireless communication interface. The portable electronic device is configured to transmit the first request to the first wireless communication interface and receive the data from the first wireless communication interface.03-25-2010
20130044007Sealing System for Sealing of Doors of Transport Vehicles - Described herein is a seal, having a tape-like shape, for doors of transport vehicles, attachable to the doors to indicate closure. The door includes a first area to be positioned onto the door and a second area to be positioned onto an area-around the door. The seal also includes an indicator suitable to be activated after attaching the seal to the transport vehicle—and suitable to send-out a warning signal-in case the seal is detached or damaged after activation of the indicator. A portable logging device for sealing doors of transport vehicles includes a data insert unit to insert a specific type of transport vehicle and to insert the executed attachment of a seal to a certain door, to record sealing the door.02-21-2013
20130076540AVIONICS CONTROL AND DISPLAY UNIT - A multi-product avionics control and display unit (CDU). In implementations, the CDU may include a display and a processor coupled with the display. The processor is configurable to operate in a first mode to cause the display to present standby primary flight information associated with the aircraft and a second mode to control and display operation of one or more aircraft systems associated with the aircraft.03-28-2013
20130038473Securing Emergency and Safety Equipment on Aircraft - An emergency equipment system comprising an elongate member, an emergency equipment package, and a cutter. The elongate member may have a first end and an angled end. The emergency equipment package may have a sleeve on one side capable of receiving the elongate member from the angled end. The cutter may be attached to a side of the elongate member and may be capable of cutting the sleeve.02-14-2013
20100045485Stranded Aircraft Alerts Module - An alerts module having a memory storing aircraft data, the aircraft data including identities of aircraft that are grounded and a processor comparing the aircraft data to predetermined rules for determining whether an aircraft is stranded and generating an alert for each of the aircraft that are determined to be stranded, wherein the alert includes the identify of the aircraft that is stranded.02-25-2010
20100109912AIRCRAFT SECURITY - An aircraft has a passenger cabin security alert system for alerting authorised personnel (flight crew) in the flight deck to a problem in the passenger cabin. The system employs portable wireless transmitter units suitable to be carried or worn on the person of authorised personnel (cabin crew) in the passenger cabin. Each transmitter unit is adapted to transmit a warning signal when actuated that is received by detector units that communicate with control means operable to determine the position P in the passenger cabin of the transmitter unit that has been actuated. The control means activates an alert unit in the flight deck to indicate the existence and position of the problem to authorised personnel (flight crew) in the flight deck.05-06-2010
20090045980Method and system for automatically exchanging information concerning an amount of water by wireless communication between a vehicle and an information center - A method and a system for automatically exchanging information by wireless communication, particularly between a vehicle such as an aircraft and an information center, is proposed. The information to be exchanged concerns an amount of water for the vehicle. The amount of water on board of the vehicle is automatically measured by a device for determining the amount of water. The transmitter of a device for exchanging information at the vehicle automatically and wirelessly transmits the information concerning the current amount of water to a receiver of a device for exchanging information at an information center. New information parameters are wirelessly transmitted from the transmitter of the device for exchanging information at the information center to the receiver of the device for exchanging information at the vehicle.02-19-2009
20090045981SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION BETWEEN AT LEAST ONE DISPLAY SCREEN AND A CLIENT SYSTEM - A system and a method for data transmission between at least one display screen and a remote client system. A first request to send a message via a first communication protocol is caused to be displayed on the display screen, and the message is transmitted to the remote client system via a second communication protocol. A control unit monitors the remote client system. The system induces the generation, and display on the display screen, of a request for confirmation of the first request, by the intermediary of a communication interface, which interface is designed to receive and generate messages in the first communication protocol, as well as to receive and generate messages suitable for being received by the control unit.02-19-2009
20130069801Apparatus for Displaying Terrain on a Display Apparatus of an Airborne Vehicle - An apparatus for displaying terrain on a display apparatus of an airborne vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a synthetic vision system having a terrain and obstruction database, an enhanced vision system with sensors for recording terrain data, a height and position sensor for determining the flight state data, a display apparatus, a processor for fusion of the data from the synthetic vision system and from the enhanced vision system. The height information that is produced by the synthetic vision system and the enhanced vision system is stored as pixels in a two-dimensional grid network. The fusion processor uses an error function for insertion of a pixel into the two-dimensional grid network. The error function provides an estimate of the size of the respective cell in which the pixel is stored, from the distance between the pixel and the sensor position.03-21-2013
20090303083METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING ATTEMPTS AT INTRUDING ON A COMMUNICATION LINK BETWEEN AN AIRCRAFT AND A GROUND STATION - The invention concerns a method and device for detecting attempts at intruding on a communication link between an aircraft and a ground station, the communication being capable of being configured according to multiple security levels, comprising the following steps: a) analyzing a message received to determine a security level corresponding to said message; b) comparing said security level with a security level associated with the communication; c) if the security levels compared at step b) are different, performing an action concerning the rejection of the received message and the signalling of an attempt at intrusion. The invention also concerns a device for implementing said method.12-10-2009
20090303082METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A DISPLAY DEVICE - Methods and systems for operating a display device are provided. A first image is caused to be displayed on the display device. The first image is at least representative of a field of view from on-board an aircraft. A second image is rendered over the first image on the display device. A luminance of at least a portion of the second image is temporally modulated.12-10-2009
20090303081ANTI-COLLISION LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A MICRO AERIAL VEHICLE - Systems and methods for anti-collision lights on a UAV. A method for passive anti-collision lights on a Micro-Aerial Vehicle (“MAV”) including determining a location of the MAV using a flight management computer configured to fly the MAV on a programmed path using data from a global positioning system and an inertial navigation system. The flight management system transmits light activation data and selectively activates at least one navigation light located on a visible surface of the MAV using the light activation data from the flight management computer.12-10-2009
20120218127Terminal Intelligent Monitoring System - A flight information system, accessories, methods of use and applications are disclosed herein. A central computer system programmed to retrieve and analyze flight relevant data, including weather, operational, ground condition, aircraft condition, and navigational status data, is provided. Additionally, user terminals in communication with the central computer system may optionally send and receive data as well as program the central computer. Pre-programmed and user configurable alerts are provided. To minimize pilot decision process errors, a “Go” or “No Go” determination may be made by the system. Interaction with a human or computerized analysis based advisor is optionally available through the system upon request of the user.08-30-2012
20110006918FILTERING AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC FOR DISPLAY TO A PILOT - A method for filtering and presenting relevant aircraft traffic to a pilot may include determining a location and altitude of aircraft within a predetermined airspace relative to the pilot's own aircraft. The method may also include presenting a representation of the pilot's own aircraft and a representation of the location of each of the aircraft within the predetermined airspace in relation to the pilot's own aircraft on a display to the pilot. The method may additionally include filtering relevant aircraft within a selected filtering airspace relative to the pilot's own aircraft. The method may further include presenting the representation of the relevant aircraft within the selected filtering airspace in a selected format to distinguish the relevant aircraft within the selected filtering airspace from any other aircraft that may be presented in the display.01-13-2011
20090267799ARRANGEMENT OF A RECORDER FOR AN AIRCRAFT MORE PARTICULARLY ADAPTED TO THE GENERAL AVIATION - The invention relates to an assembly intended to equip an aircraft, more particularly an aircraft having a mass of less of 5,700 kg, the assembly including an emergency locator transmitter (10-29-2009
20090267798THE COMMUNICATION OF LANDING CONDITIONS - The invention discloses differing embodiments of methods, aircraft, and apparatus for communicating the braking conditions of a runway. In one embodiment, braking information may be determined from a first aircraft which has landed on the runway. The braking information may be communicated to air traffic control and/or a second aircraft. Communication of the braking information may take place utilizing an Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast system (ADS-B) and/or other type of automatic networking system.10-29-2009
20090237273AIRCRAFT TIRE PRESSURE LOOP LINK - The aircraft tire pressure loop link is formed of first and second single metal loops connected by parallel spaced apart metal shafts, and provides for coupling a magnetic field between a wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor coil to provide electromagnetic communication between a control unit connect to the wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor connected to the tire pressure sensor coil. The current induced in the first single metal loop travels the distance from the edge of the wheel axle coil to the periphery of the of the wheel rim to the second single metal loop, which generates the flux in the tire pressure sensor receiver coil necessary to power the tire pressure sensor.09-24-2009
20090237272LIGHTNING STRIKE DETECTION - An aircraft includes a composite structure and a plurality of small lightweight pollable communication devices for providing lightning strike detection coverage of a region of the structure. Each device is rendered inoperative if at least proximate to lightning current.09-24-2009
20120235833METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR GENERATING DATA LINK AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER MENUS - Methods and systems for generating a data link air traffic control center menu are provided. In one implementation, a method includes calculating a distance between each of a plurality of air traffic control centers and an aircraft during flight. The method further includes displaying a sorted list of the plurality of air traffic control centers, wherein the list is sorted by the calculated distance, from closest to the aircraft to farthest from the aircraft. The method further includes receiving an input, the input selecting one of the air traffic control centers.09-20-2012
20100214130ADAPTIVE INSTRUMENT AND OPERATOR CONTROL RECOGNITION - A system and method of acquiring information from an image of an instrument panel of a vehicle in real time wherein at least one imaging device with advanced light metering capabilities is placed aboard a vehicle, a computer processor means is provided to control the imaging device and the advanced light metering capabilities, the advanced light metering capabilities are used to capture an image of at least a portion of the instrument panel, such as a gauge or operator control, and image recognition algorithms are used to identify the current state of the imaged portion of the instrument panel.08-26-2010
20100289671AIRCRAFT VIEWING SYSTEM - This invention relates to an aircraft viewing system comprising: 11-18-2010
20090015436DUAL MODE PILOT DIRECTOR LIGHT UTILIZING VISIBLE AND INFRARED LIGHT EMITTING DIODES (LEDS) - Pilot Director Lights (PDLs) mounted on the exterior of a refueling tanker aircraft utilize visible light emitting diodes (LEDs) and infrared LEDs as light sources to provide visual information to the pilot of an approaching aircraft The PDLs are switchable between a visible mode that uses the visible LEDs and a covert mode that uses the infrared LEDs. The PDLs may include a plurality of light emitting devices arranged in arrays, rows, or other patterns, each light emitting device being configured to illuminate a particular symbol/pattern in one example. Each light emitting device may include a plurality of modular banks of LEDs which are configured to emit light through a clear lens within a particular field of view. The PDL arrays may provide visual feedback regarding the elevational and fore-aft position of the approaching aircraft relative to the boom envelope of the tanker aircraft.01-15-2009
20090309762Method of and Apparatus for Monitoring the Condition of Structural Components - The present invention relates to a method of monitoring the condition of structural components, in which an optical sensor in conjunction with a computing unit ascertains image deviations from successive images of the structural components to be monitored, and therefrom ascertains changes in shape of the structure. Robust three-dimensional scanning of the structural components is possible when using two or more sensors. The invention further relates to an apparatus for monitoring the condition of structural components having an optical sensor and an apparatus having two or more sensors. Finally the invention relates to an aircraft in which the methods or apparatuses according to the invention are used.12-17-2009
20110291861Device for Communication with an Aircraft - A device for assisting in understanding the traffic surrounding an aircraft during communications between aircraft with one or more ground control organizations performed via a digital data link set up on a frequency, each of the control organizations communicating and exchanging digital messages with a plurality of aircraft on said frequency, includes: reception means for the aircraft to receive the messages exchanged between the aircraft and the ground control organization on said frequency, means for storing the messages received by the aircraft and means for displaying all or some of the received messages.12-01-2011
20090212976Method and system for monitoring of the temperature of the surface of an aircraft - The invention relates to a method and a system for monitoring the temperature of an aircraft, in which at least one camera connected to a first processing unit, for imaging detection of at least one region of the substantially upwardly-pointing outer surface of the aircraft, detects an images once, several times, or at regular intervals and transmits this to the first processing unit, wherein the light spectrum which may be detected by the camera lies substantially in the infrared range and the first processing unit determines the temperatures of substantially all the pictorially detected locations or has these determined by a downstream signal-processing device, in each case compares the temperature for individual locations with a predetermined maximum design temperature for the relevant location, and if the maximum design temperature is exceeded, generates a warning signal. The warning signal may be used to prevent takeoff of the aircraft, wherein the determined exceeding of the temperature may be checked by checking the measurements by means of a thermographic image of the surface of the aircraft in the cockpit of the aircraft and the prevention of takeoff may be deactivated if necessary.08-27-2009
20090189784Physical Finite Element Model - a plurality of RFIDs is installed on aircraft or other structure. The RFIDs can query one another upon original installation and in response to predetermined event detection, and determine their relative locations within a mesh. The determined location data and other information are stored within the respect memories of the RFIDs. The stored data can be later accessed and used in analyzing damage or structural failure of the aircraft. Corrective measures are thus expedited because before-and-after structural comparisons can be readily made, with or without reference to original engineering data for the aircraft.07-30-2009
20100277346Slat Skew Detection System - An apparatus comprises a sensor system, a flexible line, and a sensor. The sensor system is capable of detecting skew in at least some of a plurality of control surfaces for a vehicle. The flexible line extends across a number of interfaces for a portion of the plurality of control surfaces. The sensor is connected to the flexible line and is capable of detecting the skew in the portion of the plurality of control surfaces in response to a selected amount of movement of the flexible line.11-04-2010
20080266141METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING DIAGNOSTICS REASONER MODELS - A method for optimizing a diagnostic reasoner model, for use in connection with a diagnostic system for testing a system under test of an aircraft, includes the steps of querying for a plurality of primary indicators, further querying for a plurality of supplemental indicators, and updating the diagnostic reasoner model based at least in part on the supplemental indicators. The primary indicators identify one or more potential faults in the system under test. Each supplemental indicator provides information either validating or invalidating a particular primary indicator or association of primary indicators.10-30-2008
20100127894MAGNETO SENSOR FOR AN AIRCRAFT IGNITION SYSTEM - Systems and methods for indicating status of a piston engine magneto (MAG). An example system includes a MAG sensing circuit that senses a signal from the MAG and an indication device that output an indication of the operational status of the MAG based on the sensed signal. The MAG sensing circuit samples a signal from a P-lead of the MAG. The indication device determines if the sampled signal is below a predefined threshold value. The indication device includes a field effect transistor (FET) that receives the sampled signal at its gate. The FET is placed in an on state if the sampled signal is above the predefined threshold value, and the FET is placed in an off state if the sampled signal is below the predefined threshold value. A light is activated when the FET is in the on state and deactivated when the FET is in the off state.05-27-2010
20090045979TWO-DIMENSIONAL POSITION SENSING SYSTEM - A position sensing system includes a plurality of two-axis anisotropic magneto-resistive (AMR) sensors to determine the position of a user interface. A magnetic member is coupled to the user interface, which is movable to a position along a random path. The plurality of two-axis AMR sensors is arranged in a two-dimensional sensor array that is spaced apart from the magnetic member. A signal processor circuit is operable to sense the electrical resistance values of each two-axis AMR sensor, to determine the position of the user interface from the resistance values, and to supply position feedback data representative of the determined position.02-19-2009
20080316057METHOD FOR AUTOMATED STANDBY MESSAGE RESPONSE TO REDUCE PILOT AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER WORKLOAD - A method for communicating an automatic standby message in response to an electronic text message in a network is provided. The method comprises receiving a text message, starting a response timer for a first time period to respond, and monitoring whether a response message has been transmitted. If the response message has not been transmitted, a determination is made whether the response timer has reached a predetermined timing threshold. If the response timer has not reached the threshold, then the method continues to monitor whether the response message has been transmitted. If the response timer has reached the threshold without the response message being sent, a STANDBY message is transmitted automatically and the response timer is restarted for a second time period. The method then monitors whether the response message has been transmitted during the second time period. If the response message has not been transmitted during the second time period, a determination is made whether the response timer has expired. If the response timer has not expired, then the method continues to monitor whether the response has been transmitted during the second time period. If the response timer has expired without the response message being sent, the method disables any subsequent response message from being sent.12-25-2008
20100219986Method and Device for Monitoring a Horizontal Position of an Aircraft Rolling on the Ground - Method and device for monitoring a horizontal position of an aircraft rolling on the ground. The device (09-02-2010
20120293342Display Module For Displaying Passenger-Specific Display Information - A display module for displaying passenger-specific display information in an aircraft, comprising: a display, a control unit, a storage device, and a first interface, wherein the first interface is connected to the control unit, and wherein the control unit is designed, on the basis of a signal that is present at the first interface, to read out a storage device content stored in the storage device and associated with the signal in relation to display information, and on the basis of the read-out storage device content and of the signal present at the interface to control the display.11-22-2012
20080246632Aviation Rf Receiver Front End Multiplexing Method and Apparatus - A group multiplexed output (10-09-2008
20080278350LIGHT MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME - A method for monitoring the operating health of a lighting system having a plurality of operating components, in one example includes acquiring test data from a plurality of operating components at a plurality of different operating states of the lighting system, and a data set is acquired for each operating state of the lighting system, and a plurality of data sets are acquired. A model of the lighting system may be constructed using the plurality of data sets.11-13-2008
20130120162SYSTEM AND METHOD OF NOTIFICATION OF AN AIRCRAFT CARGO FIRE WITHIN A CONTAINER - Various embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for notifying a flight crew of a fire condition in a cargo container of an aircraft. For instance, particular embodiments involve installing at least one notification device on a cargo container that is in communication with at least one of a fire-detection system or a fire-suppression system for the cargo container. In these particular embodiments, the notification device is configured to emit energy when the fire-detection system detects the fire condition in the cargo container or the fire-suppression system activates as a result of the fire condition. Further, particular embodiments of the invention involve installing at least one detector positioned to detect the energy emitted by the notification device. In these particular embodiments, the detector is configured to send a signal to notify the flight crew of the fire condition after detecting the energy emitted by the notification device.05-16-2013
20130120163METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON A DISPLAY UNIT IN AN AIRCRAFT CABIN - A method and system for displaying information on an electrical display unit in an aircraft cabin including a generating unit for generating at least one signal which clearly identifies the information, a first acquiring unit for wirelessly acquiring the at least one signal and a control unit for controlling the display unit on the basis of the at least one signal. The system may also have a second acquiring unit for acquiring departure and/or arrival location information relating to a flight and a third acquiring unit for acquiring passenger information.05-16-2013
20110043382AIRCRAFT CABIN NOISE EXPOSURE ANALYSIS - Systems and methods for aircraft cabin noise analysis are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first request for an aircraft cabin noise analysis, wherein the request comprises a plurality of flight parameters associated with a first flight mission, retrieving, from a computer readable memory, a plurality of noise parameters associated with the plurality of flight parameters for the first flight mission, determining a total noise exposure parameter associated with the first flight mission, generating an output comprising the total noise exposure on a user interface, and generating a warning on a user interface when the total noise exposure exceeds a threshold. In some embodiments, the monitored system may be implemented in a computing system or as logic instructions recorded on a computer readable medium.02-24-2011
20090015437PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING THE ACTIVATING OF A WARNING MESSAGE IN AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a process for managing the activating of emission of a given warning message in an aircraft, characterized in that it comprises the following successive steps: 01-15-2009
20090212975In-Circuit Testing For Integrity Of Solid-State Switches - A switching and fault detection circuit comprises two controllable switches capable of coupling a power source to a load. A controller can control the switches and test them for faults, and a voltage sensor can read the output voltage going to the load. Dual-redundant switches and fault detection circuitry can provide correct operation if one should fail. Control and feedback logic can determine if each of the solid-state switches is operating correctly during the power-on and power-off cycles and can also check for a fail-open condition during normal operations. If it is determined that a solid switch has failed open or closed, a fault can be generated.08-27-2009
20090051569Method and system for passenger flight security - An air travel security system is disclosed for preventing potential hijackers or terrorists from accessing the same bathroom during an airline flight. Bathroom keys are distributed to passengers upon boarding according to a system whereby a first passenger receives a key for a first bathroom, a second passenger receives a key for a second bathroom, etc, and/or according to the discretion of airport security personnel. In one aspect of the invention conventional keys are used, while in another aspect barcode keys are printed on passenger boarding cards. Information is also distributed to the passengers detailing the importance of the system, and of active passenger cooperation. Flight security personnel can take necessary action if a passenger does not comply with the instructions. The system offers advantages over prior art by preventing potential hijackers or terrorists from meeting in private, thus forcing them to act more conspicuously in coordinating their activities.02-26-2009
20090243894ACTIVE SURFACE - A housing for electronic and electrical units comprising a display device or an operator interface, whereby the display device and/or the user interface extend(s) over the entire surface of the housing or casing.10-01-2009
20090243892SEAT BUCKLE CONFIGURED FOR SECURITY AND SAFETY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A system is described for determining if two seat buckles are attached. The system includes seat belt portions and corresponding seat buckle members. The system also includes a sensing element located within a first seat buckle member and configured to output signals corresponding to one or both of attachment and non-attachment between the seat buckle members. A transmitter located within the first seat buckle member is configured to receive the signals from the sensing element. The transmitter transmits unique identification information, corresponding with a location of the seat belt, and data corresponding to the signals received from the sensing element. A display unit is configured to receive the unique identification information and data from the transmitter and provide a display indicative of an attachment status between the seat buckle members.10-01-2009
20090243893METHOD OF CODING A DIGITAL COLOR IMAGE INCLUDING MARKING INFORMATION - The field of the invention is that of the dependability of operation of viewing systems. The field of application is more particularly that of cockpit systems on board aircraft. The invention relates to a method of coding the pixels of a color digital image comprising critical symbols represented by critical pixels, each colored pixel being coded on three digital components each comprising the same number of bits. The components of the critical pixels comprise on the one hand color information and on the other hand a marker also called a “tag” coded on at least one bit, said marker being intended to be utilized by functions for generating and predicting the critical symbols.10-01-2009
20090243891INDICATING SYSTEM FOR SECURITY OF SPACES IN AN AIRCRAFT - A method and apparatus for managing security of areas in an aircraft. The method is provided for managing aircraft security. A set of sensors associated with a set of secured areas is monitored for an indication of a compromised space within a cabin of the aircraft. In response to receiving a signal from a sensor in the set of sensors identifying a breach, an area for the breach in the cabin is identified to form an identified area. A visual indication device associated with the identified area is identified to form an identified visual indication device. A presentation of an alert on the identified visual indication device is initiated.10-01-2009
20120194359AIRCRAFT DOOR DETECTOR/WARNING DEVICE - Disclosed is an electromechanical system for minimizing passenger door contact with the Passenger Loading Bridge (PLB) floor and subsequent damage to said door, during passenger loading or off loading. The system, as configured at the Cab entry, senses the proximity of the aircraft door by contacting a sensing pad, attached to the PLB floor. This initiates a sequence of events. 1) Both visual and auditory alarms are initiated to alert the passenger loading agents and/or the bridge operator of a fault. 2) The PLB is moved down and away from the door sufficiently to prevent the PLB floor from coming in contact with the door. The loading agents or PLB operator can then perform the necessary steps to reset the device and continue loading.08-02-2012
20120194358System and method for ascription of objects detected on airport surfaces to object sources - A system for detection of foreign objects on an aircraft travel surface and ascription of the foreign objects present on the aircraft travel surface to foreign object sources, the system including a foreign object detection subsystem operative to detect foreign objects on an aircraft travel surface, a potential foreign object source identifier subsystem operative to indicate the presence of potential foreign object sources at or near the aircraft travel surface and a foreign object to foreign object source correlator operative to receive inputs from the foreign object detection subsystem and from the foreign object source identifier subsystem indicating at least a time relationship between sensed presence of the potential foreign object sources on the aircraft travel surface and detection of the foreign objects and to provide an ascription output indicating the origin of at least some of the foreign objects detected by the foreign object detection subsystem.08-02-2012
20120105253FAILSAFE LED CONTROL SYSTEM - A display system comprises first and second LED panels for displaying first and second priority aviation data, a power supply, a modulator, a processor and a logic gate. The modulator generates a modulated voltage for the second LED panel, where the second priority data are displayed at a modulated brightness. The processor controls the modulator, and generates a status signal indicating a failure condition of the modulated voltage. The logic gate switches the first LED panel from the modulated voltage to the unmodulated voltage based on the status signal, where the first priority data default from the modulated brightness level to full brightness based on the failure condition.05-03-2012
20100176972METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MONITIONING AVIONICS SYSTEMS CONNECTED TO A SHARED MEDIUM - The invention relates to a method and a device for monitoring avionics systems connected to a shared medium. A preliminary phase is aimed at determining the conditions of activation of each alarm of each avionics system connected to the communication medium. These conditions are related to each avionics system and to the state of the communication medium. The monitoring phase comprises a step of determining the state of the elements of the communication medium and a step (07-15-2010
20100188266METHOD OF FORMULATING RESPONSE TO EXPIRED TIMER FOR DATA LINK MESSAGE - A method for communicating a data link message is provided. The method comprises transmitting a data link message from a sender to a receiver, storing the trasmitted data link message, and starting a message timer when the data link message is transmitted. The method further comprises determining whether a response to the data link message has been received, and determining whether the message timer has expired if the response has not been received. The sender is notified when the message timer has expired and the response has not been received. Input is requested from the sender whether or not to retransmit the data link message. If input is received from the sender to retransmit, the data link message is displayed to the sender for review and edit. The data link message is then retransmitted from the sender to the receiver.07-29-2010
20090109063Airborne vehicle emulation system and method - An apparatus includes a first interface configured to communicate via a first protocol, and a first holding device configured to hold an airborne vehicle. The first holding device includes a second interface configured to communicate with the first interface via the first protocol, and to communicate with the airborne vehicle via a second protocol. The apparatus includes an emulator configured to convert at least one of a communication of the first protocol into a communication of the second protocol, and a communication of the second protocol into a communication of the first protocol.04-30-2009
20100302071METHOD FOR REMOTELY UPDATING WIRELESS SENSORS - A method and system is provided for updating a sensor disposed within a mobile unit. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a remote server and at least one sensor, which remote server and sensor are located in the mobile unit and are in communications with one another through a first wireless network, and wherein the sensor has a first functionality; b) receiving an update signal transmitted from a base server to the remote server over a second wireless network; c) transmitting the received update signal from the remote server to the sensor over the first wireless network; and d) reconfiguring the sensor from the first functionality to a second functionality based upon the transmitted update signal.12-02-2010
20130141254SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ACTIVE PROMPT FOR TIMED RESPONSE CONTROLLER PILOT DATA LINK COMMUNICATION (CPDLC) MESSAGES - Systems and methods for providing an active prompt for a timed response are provided. In one embodiment, a system comprises a human machine interface that presents controller pilot data link communication (CPDLC) information to a user, and a CPDLC computer configured to process received CPDLC messages. In certain embodiments, the CPDLC computer comprises a memory device that stores received CPDLC messages, and a processing unit that starts a timer when a CPDLC message is received, wherein the timer counts a response period for responding to the CPDLC message. Further the processing unit instructs the human machine interface to display a time remaining in the response period when the timer reaches a message expiration warning period.06-06-2013
20120242508METHOD AND A MONITORING DEVICE FOR MONITORING A CABIN REGION, AND ALSO AN AIRCRAFT CABIN - Disclosed is a method for the monitoring of a cabin region of a transport system located outside a field of view, wherein at least one light beam is emitted, passing through the cabin region in the longitudinal direction, and in the event of a disturbance of the at least one light beam path a message is generated. A monitoring device is also provided, with at least one emitter unit for purposes of emitting at least one light beam, with at least one receiver unit for purposes of receiving the emitted light beam, and with at least one messaging unit for purposes of generating a message in the event of a disturbance of the at least one light beam path; also disclosed is an aircraft cabin with at least one such monitoring system.09-27-2012
20110148664GALLEY CONTROL SYSTEM OF AIRCRAFT - The invention provides a control system adopting a communication network using wireless visible light and IR light communications in a galley of an aircraft which is subjected to limitations of aviation regulations regarding wired communications. Insert equipments 06-23-2011
20100302072HAZARD AREA PROTECTION SYSTEM - A hazard area protection system wherein it includes a projection device designed to project a light beam on at least part of the surface area on the ground of the hazard area.12-02-2010
20110254704Device for Formulating the Alerts of an Aircraft System - A system and device is provided for formulating alerts of the items of equipment of an aircraft. The device includes a database of virtual objects representing the items of equipment for constructing a virtual model representative on the one hand of the topological configuration of the network of items of equipment and on the other hand of the configuration of the chain of functional applications implemented by the items of equipment, means for each virtual object to formulate a request for consulting the status of the functional application carried out by the item of equipment associated with the object and means for detecting alerts for formulating requests for consulting the status of each of the objects of the virtual model so as to detect anomalies of configuration of the topology of the network of items of equipment and of the chain of functional applications of the virtual model and to transmit the alerts associated with the anomalies. The device detects and manages the alerts of an aircraft.10-20-2011
20100321212COMBINED SMOKE DETECTOR AND LIGHTING UNIT - A combined smoke detector and lighting unit includes a smoke detector sensor mounted to a housing, a light source mounted to the housing, and an electrical interface mounted to the housing. The electrical interface is in electrical communication with the smoke detector and the light source.12-23-2010
20080204279Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle mobile communication system - Disclosed systems and methods automatically control a vehicle mobile communication system that is usable to facilitate communication external to a vehicle from one or more portable communication units with which the vehicle communication system is in communication. Disclosed systems and methods incorporate devices and/or steps for measuring a geographic position of a vehicle; referencing information stored in a database regarding areas in the vicinity of a plurality of geographic reference points at which output from the vehicle mobile communication system may interfere with a fixed ground-based communication system; comparing the geographic position of the vehicle with the stored information and determining that output from the vehicle mobile communication system should be modified and automatically disabling/re-enabling the vehicle mobile communication system based on this determination.08-28-2008
20110163897TEST ARRANGEMENT FOR A LASER THREATS IDENTIFYING SYSTEM OF AN AIRCRAFT - A test arrangement for a laser threats identifying system of an aircraft is described, which comprises optical detecting means (07-07-2011
20110254705ELECTRICALLY ACTIVATED LATCH FOR AIRCRAFT STOWAGE BINS - An electrically activated latch for aircraft stowage bins includes an overhead stowage bin module having a stationary support structure and a movable stowage bin portion. An electrically operated stowage bin latch mechanism latches the movable stowage bin portion in a closed position and unlatches the movable stowage bin portion to an open position. An electrically operated stowage bin activation switch operates the stowage bin latch mechanism, allowing the aircraft stowage bins to be locked by independently controlling the overhead stowage bins through the aircraft cabin management system, or by control of the latch by the stowage bin activation switch.10-20-2011
20110163896SECURITY SYSTEM FOR MASS TRANSIT AND MASS TRANSPORTATION - A security system and method for mass transit and mass transportation whereby high capacity mobile vehicles such as ships, buses, planes, trains and subways transporting large numbers of passengers or cargo, are continuously monitored and secured. Sensors are utilized to detect and alert the presence of radioactive or explosive materials on board as well as within close proximity of the vehicle. Sensors are also used to identify and track cargo and people, such as drivers, operators, employees, crew, and passengers, and provide continuous location and tracking thereof from the point of initial entry to the final point of exit. Additionally, a global positioning system (GPS) provides location data, and wireless data and telecommunications link provides two-way data and voice communication with any designated remote location by using one of several modes of wireless telecommunication. Cameras provide visual observation within designated viewable areas, and may be activated by any detection of motion, and are infrared or night vision capable allowing viewing even in extremely poor light conditions. DVR recording allow a huge amount of video content from the cameras to be digitally recorded, then played back later for further analysis. Finally, the Security System may optionally have an Internet Protocol (IP) address thereby allowing authorized persons to access the system from secured Internet connection.07-07-2011
20120146815MANAGING A PLURALITY OF RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICES - A method and apparatus for managing identification devices on an aircraft. An occurrence of an event is identified using information for a plurality of identification devices. Each of the plurality of identification devices is associated with a plurality of components on the aircraft. The information for the plurality of identification devices comprises data received from the plurality of identification devices and specification data for the plurality of identification devices. In response to identifying the occurrence of the event, a number of operations for the plurality of identification devices are initiated.06-14-2012
20110095911Projection Of Different Image Contents In A Large-Capacity Cabin Of A Transport Means - According to an embodiment of the present invention a projection facility for projecting image contents onto an inside wall in an open cabin of a transport means, with which any given image contents can be projected onto a curved inside wall in a large-scale manner. The projection facility may comprise, apart from several projectors, several mirrors for deflecting the image contents. This allows image quality to be improved.04-28-2011
20110260889ELECTRICAL STIMULATION SYSTEM AND PROCESS - A method and apparatus to electrically stimulate a driver of a vehicle using a Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device is disclosed. A signal supplied to or received from a vehicle instrument indicating operational characteristics of a vehicle is monitored. A determination is made from the signal when the vehicle characteristics exceed predetermined parameters. In response to the determination, electrically stimulating a user of the vehicle. The amount of the electrical stimulation from the TENS device is then varied based on the determination.10-27-2011
20100214131Apparatus and Method Pertaining to Light-Based Power Distribution in a Vehicle - A vehicle (08-26-2010
20100066564VIEWING DEVICE INTENDED FOR COMPREHENDING THE AERIAL ENVIRONMENT - Device for viewing the aerial environment for aircraft, including a display, a processor and memory configured to generate and to provide a first data processing resource, the data being a graphical representation of the aerial environment composed of colored zones, each color being associated with a danger level for the aircraft, said data comprising environmental data; and a second data processing resource for cartographic data. The device further comprises a graphical mixer to overlay the graphical representation arising from the environmental data onto a representation of the cartographic data on one viewing screen, each zone of a color of the representation of environmental data having a transparency coefficient dependent on the danger level.03-18-2010
20100194598Arrangement for Transmitting Information Concerning an Operating Condition of a Vehicle - An arrangement for transmitting information concerning an operating condition of a vehicle, such as an aircraft or spacecraft, exerts tactile stimuli as information via a stimulus generator on at least one operator of the vehicle. The stimulus is exerted on a sense organ or body part of the operator that is not used for active transmission of information during trouble-free and proper operation of the vehicle.08-05-2010
20090040070REAL-TIME, THREE-DIMENSIONAL SYNTHETIC VISION DISPLAY OF SENSOR-VALIDATED TERRAIN DATA - A terrain database that is rendered in three-dimensional perspective on a Synthetic Vision display in a moving vehicle is updated in real-time in response to data from a ranging sensor. The updated database may be stored and shared with users of displays in other vehicles.02-12-2009
20120306666Aircraft Part Control System - A method and apparatus for managing parts. Location information is displayed for a part on an aircraft on a mobile device. A determination is made as to whether the part is present in a location using a sensor system in the mobile device when the mobile device is in a zone including the location. A presence of the part in the location is indicated in response to the part being present in the location.12-06-2012
20090295600Eletronic Flight Instrument - A flight instrument, having an electronic display, is configured to fit within a standard instrument mount and within an array of standard instrument mounts. The instrument has the ability to emulate any standard or other instrument. This instrument can share its installed optional sensors with other instances of itself that do not include the optional sensors by way of network interfaces. The instrument can contain emulation for all standard instruments and have a menu to select which to display.12-03-2009
20090189785Method and apparatus for reporting a missle threat to a commercial aircraft - An automatic system is provided for alerting ground personnel as to the existence of a threat to commercial aircraft in which the threat is determined by a classified system, but in which the local area network employed by the military missile warning is isolated from an unclassified local network coupled to the aircraft's transponder which transmits the threat existence and status to ground personnel. The barrier to transmitting classified information involves both filtering between the classified LAN and unclassified LAN, the use of only discrete signaling lines in the classified LAN isolated by opto-electronics to provide physical separation between the two local area networks, and communications formatting which precludes the transmission of classified information across the barrier between the classified local area network and the unclassified local area network.07-30-2009
20100277347AIRCRAFT UPLINK MESSAGE RESPONSE PROMPT - A method for prompting an operator to reply to a first data link message before it expires includes receiving the first data link message, storing the first data link message, starting a timer at an initial timer value when the first data link message is received, determining whether a response to the first data link message has been input, determining whether the timer will expire in less than a predefined amount of time, requesting an input from the operator before the timer expires, determining whether the input has been received since requesting input, and determining whether the timer has expired before the input is received. In cases where the input is received before the timer expires, a second data link message is sent. In cases where the input is not received before the timer expires, a status for the first data link message is set to expired.11-04-2010
20120044092AIRCRAFT SAFETY AND CONFIGURATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An aircraft safety and configuration monitoring system includes a plurality of RFID equipped items, a plurality of RFID interrogators communicating with the plurality of RFID equipped items, a processor communicating with the plurality of RFID interrogators and adapted to determine an issue with respect to any of the plurality of RFID equipped items and an indicating mechanism communicating with the processor and adapted to indicate the issue.02-23-2012
20120206278AIRCRAFT TIRE PRESSURE LOOP LINK - The aircraft tire pressure loop link is formed of first and second single metal loops connected by parallel spaced apart metal shafts, and provides for coupling a magnetic field between a wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor coil to provide electromagnetic communication between a control unit connect to the wheel hub coil and a tire pressure sensor connected to the tire pressure sensor coil. The current induced in the first single metal loop travels the distance from the edge of the wheel axle coil to the periphery of the of the wheel rim to the second single metal loop, which generates the flux in the tire pressure sensor receiver coil necessary to power the tire pressure sensor.08-16-2012
20090231162WIRELESS ENGINE MONITORING SYSTEM - A wireless engine monitoring system (WEMS) includes an engine monitoring module that is mounted directly on an aircraft engine and records, stores, encrypts and transmits full flight engine data. The system preferably interfaces to the Full Authority Digital Engine Controller/Engine Control Unit (FADEC/ECU) and can record hundreds of engine parameters with a preferred sampling frequency of about one second. The engine monitoring module is preferably formed as a miniaturized module directly mounted on the aircraft engine within its cowling and has a conformal antenna. The engine monitoring module can also upload data for onboard processing.09-17-2009
20120026016Wireless Device Association System - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for identifying sensor units. Identification information is received from a marker in a wireless signal generated by the marker at a wireless device. The marker is associated with an object. The identification information is sent from the wireless device to a computer system. The computer system associates the wireless device with the object using the identification information.02-02-2012
20120154177METHOD OF MONITORING AIRCRAFT BRAKE PERFORMANCE AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SUCH A METHOD - A brake performance monitoring system operates by an energy differential calculated from brake demand energy and energy absorbed during a braking operation. A significant differential would be reported as a possible problem with the braking system.06-21-2012
20100245130Display Module For Displaying Passenger-Specific Display Information - A display module for displaying passenger-specific display information in an aircraft, comprising: a display, a control unit, a storage device, and a first interface, wherein the first interface is connected to the control unit, and wherein the control unit is designed, on the basis of a signal that is present at the first interface, to read out a storage device content stored in the storage device and associated with the signal in relation to display information, and on the basis of the read-out storage device content and of the signal present at the interface to control the display.09-30-2010
20120133528SAFE OPERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOVING OBJECT - A safe operation apparatus for a moving object includes: a distraction detection unit for detecting distraction information of a user operating a moving object; a controller for collecting the distraction information from the distraction detection unit, calculating a user's distraction state value, and controlling the moving object to be automatically operated or warning of the distraction state based on the distraction state value; and an automatic operation unit for automatically operating the moving object under the control of the controller. The apparatus further includes a communication unit for transmitting the user's distraction state to a remote control center or an adjacent different moving object under the control of the controller.05-31-2012
20120299751UNMANNED VEHICLE CIVIL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A mass notification push application and a civic-communication application combined into one with the primary purpose of allowing up-to-the-minute UAV aerial imagery as selected by drone ground-based commanders to be automatically transmitted to subscribed end-users via the current OS mobile operating systems for smartphones, iPads, laptops, and web-enabled devices in a manner comprised of separate technologies such as voice (voice to text, voice recognition), video stills (embedded with personalized iconographic identifiers), and with a secondary purpose of allowing the notified recipients to engage others by allowing the retransmitting of received messages along with (or without) registered user annotations so as to create a civil communications hub for wider, real-time dissemination of ongoing situational awareness data.11-29-2012
20120313794METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION BY MEANS OF A DUAL-VIEW DISPLAY IN A PASSENGER CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT OR SPACECRAFT - A method for displaying information by means of a dual-view-display in a passenger-cabin of an air-/spacecraft, comprising the following steps: providing the dual-view-display on a predetermined portion of the passenger-cabin; providing first information by means of the dual-view-display, in such a way that said information can be perceived from a gangway between rows of seats of the passenger cabin; and simultaneously providing second information, different from the first information, by means of the dual-view-display, in such a way that said information can be perceived from one of the rows of seats. A display device for displaying information in a passenger-cabin of an air-/spacecraft, comprising a dual-view-display which is arranged on a predetermined portion of the passenger-cabin, the dual-view-display being configured to provide first and second information in the above described ways. A passenger-cabin for an air-/spacecraft comprising said display-device. An air-/spacecraft comprising said display-device or said passenger-cabin.12-13-2012
20120075119WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT SYTEM AND METHOD - A system and method are provided for facilitating workload management. The system processes first sensor data to estimate the current cognitive state of a first person, and processes second sensor data to estimate the current cognitive state of a second person. Information representative of the estimates of the current cognitive states of the first person and the second person is simultaneously rendered on a display device.03-29-2012
20120182161AIRCRAFT TRAFFIC DISPLAY - A system and method for displaying additional traffic information beyond that received from an ADS-B or other transponder communication. Such additional traffic information may be displayed on a display screen within a cockpit, and may include such things as an aircraft's make, model, manufacturer, or other information. The additional information may be displayed as text, or one or more pictures, icons, or symbols that correspond to this additional information, or any combination of text and such items. The additional information may be determined from one or more databases that correlate information received in the transponder communication to the additional information that is not contained within the transponder communication.07-19-2012
20090021397Method and System for Preventing the Intrusion of a Displaceable Object into a Section of a Traffic Route - A system and a method for warning a person, steering a displaceable object, of an intrusion of the object into a section of a traffic route that is at least temporarily protected. The system includes an activatable device for determining the location of the displaceable object in relation to a threshold; a device for comparing the distance of the displaceable object from the threshold with a threshold value, to determine whether the threshold has been violated; and a transmitter and a receiver situated in the displaceable object. If the threshold is violated and simultaneously activated, the transmitter emits warning signals that are tuned to the receiver. The receiver of the displaceable object supports a plurality of predefined radio channels and the transmitter sends the warning signals on all the channels. The system further has a device situated in the object for acoustic and/or optical emission of the warning signals.01-22-2009
20110121997Visual Landing Aids - A visual aid for the pilot of an aircraft approaching to land on an aircraft carrier comprises a series of lights (05-26-2011
20080297375HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION - A method and apparatus for hazard prevention. A vehicle has a hazard prevention system. The hazard prevention system includes a plurality of hazard cause controls, a health monitor system, and a vehicle control system. The plurality hazard cause controls are associated with a hazardous conditions and each hazard cause control in the plurality of hazard cause controls is associated with a system in the vehicle to prevent a hazardous condition from occurring during operation of the vehicle. The health monitor system monitors the hazard cause controls to determine if each of these hazard cause controls is operating properly and generates an alert if a hazard cause control is operating improperly. The control system is in communication with the health monitor system, wherein the control system receives alerts and provides a corrective action to avoid the hazardous condition.12-04-2008
20120319869CREW ALLERTNESS MONITORING OF BIOWAVES - A system for display management based on operator stress level employs a biosensor detecting stress level of an operator. A biomonitoring system receives input from the biosensor and provides an output responsive to a threshold of stress. An operational display control receives the output from the biomonitoring system and modifies an information display based on the stress threshold.12-20-2012
20120319870METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION BY MEANS OF AN AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC 3D DISPLAY IN A PASSENGER CABIN OF AN AIRCRAFT OR SPACECRAFT - A method for presenting information by means of an autostereoscopic 3D-display in a passenger cabin of an aircraft or spacecraft, comprising the following steps: provision of the autostereoscopic 3D-display in a predetermined portion of the passenger cabin; provision of a first item of information by means of the autostereoscopic 3D-display such that this information can be detected from a first seat in the passenger cabin; simultaneous provision of a second item of information, which is different from the first item of information, by the autostereoscopic 3D-display such that this second item of information can be detected from a second seat in the passenger cabin. A display device for implementing a method of this type. A passenger cabin for an aircraft or spacecraft comprises a display device of this type. An aircraft or spacecraft having a display device of this type or having a passenger cabin of this type.12-20-2012
20110210870METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DELAY OF STANDBY MESSAGE TO MAXIMIZE TIME FOR RESPONSE TO ELECTRONIC TEXT MESSAGE - A method for electronic communications comprises transmitting an electronic text message from a sender to a receiver, starting a sender timer when the text message is transmitted that monitors an initial time period to accept a response message from the receiver, and starting a receiver timer when the text message is received that monitors an initial time period to respond. If a STANDBY message is selected after the text message is received, an automatic timing delay is initiated to send the STANDBY message. The STANDBY message is transmitted when the automatic timing delay has reached a predetermined timing threshold. The receiver timer is restarted when the STANDBY message is transmitted to give the receiver an additional time period to respond. The sender timer is restarted when the STANDBY message is received to give the sender an additional time period to accept a response message from the receiver.09-01-2011
20120081236NEAR-TO-EYE HEAD TRACKING GROUND OBSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A near-to-eye display allows an operator of a vehicle, such as a pilot of an aircraft, to see an obstacle on a conformal pathway, such as a runway or taxiway. The obstacle may be boundaries of the pathway or an object captured by an optional Infrared camera.04-05-2012
20100231418METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CORRELATING DATA SOURCES FOR VEHICLE DISPLAYS - Systems and methods are provided for displaying information on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises rendering a perspective view of terrain on a display device and obtaining sensor data for a sensing region overlapping at least a portion of the viewing region. The method further comprises obtaining tracking data associated with a first object located within the sensing region and correlating a first portion of the sensor data that corresponds to the first object with the tracking data. The method further comprises rendering a graphical representation of the first object on the display device, wherein positioning of the graphical representation of the first object with respect to the terrain is influenced by the correlation with first portion of the sensor data09-16-2010
20110273313Infrared Communication System For Activating Power Drive Units In An Aircraft Cargo Loading System - An air cargo loading system also includes a controller, a main control panel and a plurality of PDUs (PDUs), at least the controller and the PDUs being connected by a wired network. Each PDU has a motor, at least one driver roller element coupled to said motor, a light source, a light detector, and a processor. The light detector of each PDU is configured to receive and process an incoming coded light signal from a wireless remote control handset. The PDU's processor determines whether the received coded light signal is a valid command signal and, if so, provides a command information signal to the controller via the wired network. The controller decodes the command information signal and, in view of its knowledge of container locations, various switch settings and other status information, the controller then sends the appropriate control signals to turn on the required PDUs in response thereto. Because wireless remote handsets are used to communicate with the controller, the air cargo system may either be wholly devoid of local control panels or, have only a very small number of local control panels.11-10-2011
20130113635SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A VELOCITY RATE-OF-CHANGE INDICATOR - Avionics display system is provided for deployment onboard an aircraft and includes an air traffic data source that provides the avionics display system with data indicative of at least position and velocity of a neighboring aircraft. The system comprises a cockpit display system, and a monitor included within the cockpit display system. The cockpit display system receives and displays position and velocity data pertaining to the neighboring aircraft on the cockpit monitor as a position symbol and a velocity vector graphic. A processor operatively coupled to the monitor is configured to generate an air traffic display on the monitor including symbology indicative of (1) the current position of the neighboring aircraft (2) a velocity of the neighboring aircraft, and (3) the rate-of-change of the velocity of the neighboring aircraft.05-09-2013
20100277345Vehicle-Based Threat Detection System - A vehicle-based threat detection system (11-04-2010
20080284618PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING THE CONTENT OF AN ALARM MESSAGE ONBOARD AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a method for updating a content of a given warning message emitted in an aircraft by a monitoring system (11-20-2008
20120274484Selective Weather Notification - Methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media provide for selective weather notifications to be made to the crew of an aircraft according to the level of relevance of the weather information to a selected phase of flight of the aircraft. According to embodiments described herein, weather information is received and parsed into weather components. The weather components and corresponding thresholds are used with the selected phase of flight to determine a relevance code for the weather information according to a set of relevance rules. The relevance rules provide a level of relevance of the weather information to the phase of flight and trigger a type of notification according to that level of relevance.11-01-2012
20110234426Apparatus and method for pressurising an aircraft cabin structure and measuring the amount of leakage of the aircraft cabin structure - An apparatus (09-29-2011
20110234425ADAPTING SELECTIVE TERRAIN WARNINGS AS A FUNCTION OF THE INSTANTANEOUS MANEUVERABILITY OF A ROTORCRAFT - A method of generating a terrain avoidance warning for a rotary wing aircraft including generating an avoidance trajectory including a proximal segment representative of a transfer time and an avoidance curve including at least one distal segment of a conic section curve following on from the proximal segment, wherein the proximal segment extends in continuation from a predicted trajectory over a distance representing an applicable reaction time, the applicable reaction time being minimized as a function of a route sheet for the aircraft, and wherein the generating includes calculating the at least one distal segment as a function of an instantaneous maneuverability of the aircraft.09-29-2011
20130187794DETERMINING AN ELECTRICAL SHORT IN AN AVIATION COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Techniques are described to determine that an electrical short has occurred on a communication channel based on monitoring a power level of the communication channel with respect to a reference power level. In an implementation, the aviation communication apparatus includes a first voltage source that provides a first voltage input to a first communication channel of a stereo jack for a headset, a voltage monitor that monitors a voltage level of the first communication channel with respect to a reference voltage level of the first communication channel determines that an electrical short has occurred on the first communication channel based on the monitoring. Accordingly, an electrical short indicator may indicate responsive to the voltage monitor determining that the electrical short has occurred.07-25-2013
20120038492System and Method to Assess and Report the Health of a Tire - The different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus comprising a number of tires for a vehicle, a number of systems, and a number of processor units. The number of systems is configured to generate data about the number of tires and the vehicle. The number of processor units is configured to monitor the data and manage the health of the number of tires.02-16-2012
20130201037DISPLAY OF AN AIRCRAFT TAXI CLEARANCE - A method and system are described for enhancing ground situational awareness to an aircrew via the display of an air traffic control ground clearance, including displaying a symbol for each stage of the clearance and highlighting each symbol when the aircraft occupies that stage. A stage is highlighted when the aircraft is to hold short of that stage. Additional highlights may be included as an alert.08-08-2013

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