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8914227 Method of generating an aircraft flight plan  
A method of generating a flight plan including a number N-1 of segments SGi, i being an integer number between 2 and N. Segment SGilinks an auxiliary departure position to an auxiliary arrival...
8909393 Methods for predicting a speed brake system fault  
Methods of predicting a speed brake fault in an aircraft having a speed brake system including multiple control surfaces, a handle for setting the position of the multiple control surfaces, and at...
8909453 System and method of measuring and monitoring torque in a rotorcraft drive system  
A method of optimizing an operation of a rotorcraft includes measuring actual usage of the tail rotor drive shaft during operation of the rotorcraft, the actual usage including at least a torque...
8905347 Method of resetting the orientation of an aircraft undercarriage having a steerable bottom portion  
The invention provides a steering resetting method for an aircraft undercarriage that includes a leg in which a steerable bottom portion is mounted to slide against a suspension force generated by...
8909392 System and method to automatically preselect an aircraft radio communication frequency  
A system for automatically preselecting an aircraft voice radio communication frequency when operating on or near the airport surface. An extension of this invention can also be used in flight. A...
8903655 Method and system for displaying emphasized aircraft taxi landmarks  
An aircrew situational awareness while taxiing is enhanced by blossoming a displayed landmark related to the current taxiway from a first format to a second format as the aircraft approaches the...
8903569 Method for controlling a high-lift device or a flight control surface, system and aircraft or spacecraft  
The present invention discloses a method for controlling a high-lift device or a flight control surface of an aircraft or spacecraft, especially with a system according to the present invention,...
8903570 Standby instrument for an aircraft, the instrument providing flight information, power margin information, and assistance in piloting  
A standby instrument (10) for an aircraft, the instrument comprising at least one inertial sensor (1), at least one pressure sensor (2), calculation means (3) connected to said inertial and...
8903571 Systems and methods for generation of comprehensive airspace weather condition display from shared aircraft sensor data  
Systems and methods communicate sensor data pertaining to detected weather between aircraft. An exemplary system has at least one sensor on a transmitting aircraft, wherein the sensor is configured...
8897931 Flight interpreter for captive carry unmanned aircraft systems demonstration  
A system for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) testing which incorporates a UAS flight control system and an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) carrying the UAS flight control system. The OPV has an OPV...
8897932 Flight control support device  
Disclosed is a flight control support device which sets a flight restricted area W along a terrain, thereby achieving improvement in safety of a small aircraft A and sufficiently securing the...
8897929 Method and device for protecting software commands in an aircraft cockpit  
The invention in particular has as an object the control of execution of software commands of a data-processing system in an aircraft cockpit comprising means for allowing a user to call up these...
8897930 Motor controller  
This application describes the software invented to control an electric motor system. The electric motor system is mounted on one or more aircraft main wheels or nose wheels to drive an aircraft...
8897898 Actuator control system  
An apparatus includes a command generation portion that generates the command signal, and a first monitoring portion that monitors an abnormality relating to actuation of the actuator control...
8897935 Method and device for aircraft, for avoiding collision with the terrain  
This disclosure relates to a system for preventing collisions with a terrain. The system includes a detecting means for detecting risks of collision with the terrain after a predetermined...
8892295 Control and monitoring system and method  
A monitoring system and a monitoring method applied to the monitoring system, in which the monitoring system includes detectors detecting a state of a turbojet thrust reverser, a monitoring...
8892274 Method and a device for adapting the man-machine interface of an aircraft depending on the level of the pilot's functional state  
A method of adapting a man-machine interface (20) of an aircraft (50) depending on the functional level of a pilot, the method comprising a plurality of successive steps. Firstly, before starting a...
8888036 Primary flight controls  
Primary flight controls (10) for main and/or tail rotors (4) of helicopters with electro-mechanical interface between any of fly-by-wire and/or fly-by-light controls and hydraulic servo actuators...
8892273 Transfer of aviation information using a machine-readable optical representation  
The present disclosure is directed to a method and system for providing and transferring aviation data. In one embodiment, a machine-readable optical representation of the aviation data may be...
8886459 Systems and methods for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) tactical tracking and mission data acquisition  
A system and method are provided to support accommodating safe integration of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUASs) into the National Airspace Structure in the United States. A...
8886369 Vertical situation awareness system for aircraft  
A method and apparatus for displaying a predicted path on a vertical profile to operate a vehicle. A path is predicted for the vehicle in response to an event occurring. The path has a turning...
8886372 Flight deck touch-sensitive hardware controls  
Touch or proximity sensors are integrated into control devices such as knobs, dials or wheels incorporated in a user control panel. A control output processor detects whether any of the sensors are...
8886368 Control of UAV  
The present invention discloses a control stick for controlling an UAV formed by a bar with buttons on the bar head and a GUI displaying airplane like icons providing feedback of current steering...
8886370 Simplified flight control system including a declutchable friction device  
The present invention relates to a friction device (11) for maintaining a control member (2, 8) in a determined position. The device comprises a contact part (16) movable between a declutched...
8886366 Device and method to estimate the state of a moving vehicle  
Device and method to estimate the state of a moving vehicle overflying a certain terrain. The device comprises a camera oriented toward the terrain, an inertial measurement unit, a device for the...
8880242 Structural health management with active control using integrated elasticity measurement  
A system and method for actively controlling a structure is disclosed. At least one non-optimal event is identified in real-time based on at least one real-time elasticity measurement, if an event...
8880315 Method of managing the braking of an aircraft to limit its pitch  
A method of managing the braking of an aircraft 1 having at least one controllable brake 9 for braking the aircraft 1 when the aircraft 1 is on the ground and as a function of a braking setpoint C....
8880326 Methods and systems for determining a cyclical fleet plan satisfying a recurring set of coverage requirements  
Methods and systems for determining a cyclical pattern of trajectories for a fleet of vehicles are provided. In one example, a method comprises receiving a sequence of coverage requirements for a...
8880241 Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) small unmanned aerial system for monitoring oil and gas pipelines  
Extended-range monitoring and surveillance of facilities and infrastructure—such as oil, water, and gas pipelines and power lines—employs autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) cap...
8880246 Method and apparatus for determining spacecraft maneuvers  
Methods and apparatus are presented for spacecraft operation in which a control problem is formulated using a control law or steering law as a path constraint or as a dynamic constraint, and the...
8880243 System, device, and method for presenting flight information of one or more aircraft on a display unit  
A present novel and non-trivial system, device, and method for presenting flight information of a plurality of aircraft on a display unit. An image generator (“IG”) is programmed to receive a fir...
8878698 Lightning 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...
8878700 Aircraft monitoring system  
A method and apparatus for monitoring an aircraft. A pilot control input signal is received. A response of a control surface system controlled by a flight control model is identified using the...
8880325 Method and device for ensuring the accuracy and the integrity of an aircraft position on the ground  
An assist device for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of position information of an aircraft on the ground includes a processing unit for determining in the airport (AE) a zone (ZP) of...
8880244 Method for evaluating the structural compatibility of an aircraft for use on rough runways  
A method for evaluating the structural compatibility of an aircraft for use on a runway having a profile with one or more roughnesses in the form of bumps and/or dips using a computer-based system,...
8880339 Schematic display for vertical navigation  
A schematic display for presenting vertical navigation (VNAV) data is disclosed. A planned route such as a flight plan is divided into a series of VNAV legs, and only a VNAV schematic that...
8880245 Method and device for aiding the management of the flight of an aircraft  
The device comprises servocontrol means which automatically control, in a combined manner, an automatic thrust system of the aircraft and airbrakes of the aircraft, as a supplement to usual means...
8874288 Adding weather icon to electronic flight strips  
A method is provided, for displaying dynamically updated weather information for a vehicle using a computer system comprising a processor and a memory. A table is stored in the memory, the table...
8872081 Methods for adjusting a relative navigation system  
A relative navigation system projects a grid into space from a grid generator and an object, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle, may use the projected grid to aid in the landing of the object....
8874285 Steering angle control system for aircraft  
An aircraft steering angle control system is provided that minimizes the amount of skidding of an airframe that is turning on a low-μ taxiway surface, such as an icy taxiway surface, and allows ...
8874284 Methods for remote display of an enhanced image  
A method is provided for providing remote display of an enhanced image. The method receives data from the image source, creates an enhanced image with the received data, and transmits the enhanced...
8874286 Yaw damping system and method for aircraft  
An alternative system for damping the dutch roll mode in an aircraft is provided using roll control surfaces. Classical yaw dampers for the dutch roll mode utilize the yaw control surfaces such as...
8874357 Determination of the center of gravity  
A device for determining the actual center of gravity of a vehicle, having a control command input interface, a movement modeling unit, a sensor interface, and a computation unit. The control...
8868261 Monitoring device for an actuation system of an aircraft, actuation system and method for reconfiguring the actuation system  
A monitoring device is disclosed for an actuation system of an aircraft for monitoring a guiding device of a regulating flap with a load sensor. An actuation system with the monitoring device and a...
8868263 Spacecraft momentum management using solar array  
Stored momentum on a spacecraft is managed by determining a target profile of stored momentum as a function of time for the spacecraft; measuring a difference between a momentum value actually...
8868256 Relative navigation for aerial refueling of an unmanned aerial vehicle  
A method and system for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for aerial refueling is described. A system processor in the UAV receives navigation data from a tanker aircraft and calculates a...
8868259 On-demand flight data service  
A flight data service subscription system allows personnel to subscribe to flight data services using an electronic devices such as a multifunctional display (MFD) onboard an aircraft. The MFD is...
8868258 Methods and apparatuses for autonomous flight termination  
A flight safety assembly onboard an aerial vehicle includes a first sensor configured to sense first information related to flight of the aerial vehicle and a second sensor configured to sense...
8868260 Consolidated vehicle propulsion control using integrated modular avionics  
A vehicle is provided. The vehicle may include, but is not limited to, a virtual backplane, a vehicle management computer communicatively coupled to the first virtual backplane and having a first...
8868262 Method for optimizing the overall energy efficiency of an aircraft, and main power package for implementing same  
A method and system limiting specific consumption of an aircraft by matching sizing of a power supply to actual power needs of a cabin pressure control system. The method optimizes overall...