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8938324 Method and device for measuring the angular velocity of a luminance transition zone and steering aid system for fixation and tracking a target comprising at least one such luminance transition zone  
The present invention relates to a method for measuring a time delay between two output signals measured by two adjacent optical sensors, the time delay resulting from a movement of an object...
8935018 Electric taxi auto-guidance and control system  
An auto-guidance and control method and system are provided for use in conjunction with an aircraft electric taxi system, wherein electric taxi guidance may be performed in a manual mode by a crew...
8935015 Flight control system with alternate control path  
A flight control system and method including a primary flight control path between one or more pilot controls and control surface actuators on an associated aircraft, wherein the primary control...
8935017 Braking control system and method  
A control system and method of the anti-skid computers of an aircraft are provided. The control system comprises two IMA computers, comprising each one an Avionics Computer Control Device, an...
8935016 Method and device for automatically managing the spacing of at least one following aircraft behind at least one target aircraft  
The system (1) comprises means for determining the distance at the current time of the target aircraft (B) with respect to the merge waypoint (P0) along its path (TB), this distance being...
8930046 Derived rate monitor for detection of degradation of fuel control servo valves  
A system for detecting degradation of a servo valve; having a controller, a servo valve, a position sensor, and a rate monitor. The controller receives inputs and transmits command data. The servo...
8928497 Method and device for monitoring avionics systems connected to a shared medium  
A method monitors at least one avionic system connected to a communication medium that includes at least one active communication switch component. The method includes determining a state of the...
8930130 Method for constructing a trajectory of an aircraft by state vector  
A method for constructing a flight trajectory of an aircraft, comprises a step of computing a sequence of state vectors (Ei) representing the trajectory of the aircraft; a state vector (Ei+1) being...
8930088 Method for positioning at least one component, in particular a seat, in or on an aircraft or spacecraft, and aircraft or spacecraft  
The present invention provides methods for positioning at least one component, in particular a seat, in or on an aircraft or spacecraft comprising the following steps: controlling at least one...
8928498 Workload management system 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...
8924073 Portable maintenance aid based preload test unit and stray voltage detector  
A Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA) having multiple applications for the electrical testing and data acquisition for various air/ground vehicle platforms is disclosed. The PMA includes an interface...
8922041 Tethered vehicle control and tracking system  
A kite system includes a kite and a ground station. The ground station includes a sensor that can be utilized to determine an angular position and velocity of the kite relative to the ground...
8924137 Method and apparatus for dynamic air traffic trajectory synchronization  
According to aspects of the embodiments, there is provided an apparatus and method to synchronize trajectories from independent systems such as from a flight management system and the ground Air...
8924045 Device for adjusting and locking a movable control surface  
An apparatus is provided for adjusting and locking a movable control surface, which includes, but is not limited to a rotatably held spindle, an adjustment body, a linear guide, a drive unit, a...
8924044 Remote control methods and systems  
Methods and systems are provided for preventing interference from simultaneous data transmissions in a remote control system. A controlled terminal is typically configured to receive control data...
8918271 Flight planning methods and systems  
An electronic flight planning system is provided, arranged to implement a preferred method for identifying conflicts between flight plans for aircraft. In the preferred method, the system receives,...
8918233 Technique for providing multiple undo and redo operations for flight management systems  
A technique for providing multiple undo and redo operations for flight management systems is disclosed. In one embodiment, in a method of providing multiple undo and redo operations for a flight...
8918235 Varying engine thrust for directional control of an aircraft experiencing engine thrust asymmetry  
Technologies are described herein for providing additional yaw control to a multi-engine aircraft experiencing engine thrust asymmetry. A primary flight control system of the aircraft is configured...
8918234 Landing point indication system  
According to one embodiment, a landing point indication system includes an image provider, a rotorcraft position provider, a pilot image generation system, and a display device. The image provider...
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...