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8818574 Aircraft control apparatus and aircraft control system  
A plurality of control channels each include a power supply, an interface that receives a manipulation signal, an arithmetic processing portion that calculates and generates an operation command...
8816822 Method and system for wireless communications in a waveguide environment  
A system and method of transmitting sensor signals in a waveguide environment are provided. A sensor assembly is configured to wirelessly receive a sensor interrogation signal, determine an input...
8818576 Tailored arrivals allocation system trajectory predictor  
The different advantageous embodiments provide a system for generating trajectory predictions for a flight comprising a flight object manager and a trajectory predictor. The flight object manager...
8818582 Method and system for determining the position of an aircraft during its approach to a landing runway  
A method for guiding an aircraft during its final approach to a landing runway, whereby the aircraft is guided during its approach by aircraft position information obtained from an GNSS satellite...
8818575 Multi-axis, multi-path fly-by-wire flight control system  
A multi-axis serially redundant, single channel, multi-path fly-by-wire control system comprising: serially redundant flight control computers in a single channel where only one “primary” fli...
8818572 System and method for controlling a remote aerial device for up-close inspection  
The method and system may be used to control the movement of a remote aerial device in an incremental step manner during a close inspection of an object or other subject matter. At the inspection...
8816260 Flight-control system for canard-controlled flight vehicles and methods for adaptively limiting acceleration  
Embodiments of a flight-control system and methods of reducing the probability of a roll-control reversal in a canard-controlled flight vehicle are generally described herein. In some embodiments,...
8818705 Capturing environmental information  
In general, a method performed on a vehicle includes determining that the vehicle is located within a predetermined range of a beacon, the beacon being associated with a beacon identification,...
8818573 Method and device for detecting an uncontrolled movement of an aircraft control surface  
A detection device determines whether an uncontrolled movement of a control surface of an aircraft is occurring. The device includes means for calculating the difference between a theoretical...
8812178 Method for automatic yaw axis control for aircraft with mechanical flight controls  
A method for automatic yaw axis control in aircraft with mechanical controls, said aircraft including a yaw actuator to control orientation of a yaw control surface and deliver a measured value of...
8812177 Integrated aircraft flight control units  
According to one embodiment, an integrated aircraft trim assembly features a shaft, a mechanical stop, a trim motor, a clutch, and a measurement device. The mechanical stop device is operable to at...
8812181 Methods and systems to accurately display lateral deviation symbology in offset approaches to runways  
Systems and methods to accurately display lateral deviation symbology in offset approaches to runways is provided. A system for on-aircraft display of lateral deviation symbology for use in offset...
8812180 Method and device for automatically managing the vertical profile of the flight plan of an aircraft  
The vertical profile management device includes a flight management system unit that selects a plurality of successive standard cruise sections, each comprising a level phase and a transition...
8805600 Flight control system and aircraft comprising it  
A flight control system includes at least one actuator for a mobile flight surface of an aircraft, and a flight control module in communication with the actuator. The module includes a first and a...
8798922 Determination of flight path for unmanned aircraft in event of in-flight contingency  
An enhanced control system for an unmanned aerial vehicle adds constraints to the process of choosing a flight path in the event of an in-flight contingency, such as engine out or an encounter with...
8798814 Vertical situation awareness for rotorcraft  
A method and apparatus for managing a flight of a rotorcraft. Parameters for the flight of the rotorcraft are identified. A number of regions, above a terrain, to be avoided by the rotorcraft...
8798812 Three-dimensional digital map  
Disclosed herein is a three-dimensional (3D) digital map system for implementing a navigation and ground collision preventing method using 3D terrain information. The 3D digital map system includes...
8798813 Providing a description of aircraft intent  
The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented method of generating a description of aircraft intent expressed in a formal language that provides an unambiguous description of an aircraft's...
8798811 Method and device for assisting in the diagnostic and in the dispatch decision of an aircraft  
The invention has as its object in particular a method and a device for aiding in the diagnosis and in the decision on operation of an aircraft comprising means for detection of failures relating...
8798818 Method and system for dynamically determining and displaying navigation information  
A method and system for dynamically evaluating a quantity of context sensitive information used by an operator of an airborne mobile platform in performing an operational procedure involving said...
8798810 Energy protecting device for aircraft  
An energy protecting device for three and four-engined aircraft includes a detecting unit configured to detect failure of each engine. A control unit is configured to provide a protective function...
8798817 Methods and systems for requesting and retrieving aircraft data during flight of an aircraft  
The disclosed embodiments relate to methods and systems for requesting and retrieving aircraft data during flight of an aircraft. This aircraft data can be used to perform additional monitoring of...
8791840 Systems 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...
8793039 Method and system for plan map vertical situation display  
A flight information system may include a plan vertical situation display. The plan vertical situation display may display a vertical view of a flight path of an aircraft. The plan vertical...
8793037 Legacy waveform implementation in a multi-function antenna  
An antenna having at least a directional mode of operation is mounted onto an aircraft for transmission of avionics waveforms. An orientating module minimizes the power requirements of the antenna...
8793050 Connection of personal terminals to the communication system of a motor vehicle  
A communication system of a motor vehicle is provided. The communication system includes a vehicle operating unit, a vehicle output unit, and an interface computer. The interface computer is...
8793038 Providing preview information to facilitate flight plan selection  
A method and system for providing flight plan (i.e., route) previews is disclosed. A graphical representation of a route is provided on a display for a user to preview prior to committing the route...
8788123 Method of assisted piloting of a rotary wing aircraft having at least one propulsion propeller, an assisted piloting device, and an aircraft  
A device (10) for assisted piloting of an aircraft having a rotary wing with a plurality of second blades (3′) and a propulsion unit with a plurality of first blades (2′). The device includes con...
8788138 Diagnostic methods and systems for an aircraft  
A method is provided for diagnosing an aircraft. The method includes: determining a location of a fault in the aircraft; determining a zone of the aircraft that is associated with the location of...
8788187 Airport taxiway navigation system  
A method and system for providing taxiway navigational information to a crewmember of an airplane taxiing at an airport. An airport taxiway navigation system (“ATNS”) that executes on an onb...
8788119 Unmanned vehicle and system  
An unmanned vehicle is provided. The unmanned vehicle includes a navigation system configured to navigate the unmanned vehicle relative to a beam of energy emitted from a beam source, a power...
8788120 Targeting management  
System and methods for managing targets of a vehicle is provided. In some aspects, a system may include a boundary check module configured to receive boundary information from a flight safety...
8788122 Wing load alleviation methods and apparatus  
Wing load alleviation methods and apparatus are disclosed. An example method includes collecting data related to a condition of an aircraft; and when a condition identifier implemented via a logic...
8788121 Autonomous vehicle and method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles  
A method for coordinating the paths of multiple autonomous vehicles and a vehicle configured to coordinate its path with the path(s) of other vehicles so as to enhance cooperation between the...
8786467 Methods and systems for filtering traffic information for display  
A method and a system for displaying an airport or runway moving map with traffic information on a display screen in the cockpit or flight deck of an aircraft. Symbology representing surface and...
8781649 System and method for displaying in-trail procedure (ITP) opportunities on an aircraft cockpit display  
A system and method is provided for displaying ITP opportunities on an onboard display device of a host aircraft flying at a first flight level. Flight status data of the host aircraft and at least...
8781653 Quiet landing attitude modifier for airplane  
The present invention provides a method of modifying the pitch attitude of an aircraft during landing, comprising: commanding the flaps to move to a landing setting; providing a current value for a...
8781650 Aircraft navigation system  
A method and apparatus for assisting in management of unmanned aerial vehicles. Planned routes are identified for the unmanned aerial vehicles. The planned routes are displayed on a map. A set of...
8781651 Systems and methods providing a fuel-efficient RTA implementation with uncertain winds  
Flight management systems and control methods for meeting a required time of arrival (RTA) with reduced fuel burn. The method can account for probabilistic wind forecast uncertainty in RTA...
8779946 Emulation of aircraft advisory panels  
The present disclosure is directed to a method for updating a system for providing a centralized status indication of an aircraft. The system includes a plurality of indicators, and the method...
8781654 Method and device for aiding the approach of an aircraft during an approach phase for the purpose of landing  
The device includes elements of a processing unit which determine a limit trajectory representing a flight trajectory which is compatible with the aircraft performance during the approach and which...
8773330 Method and apparatus for a virtual mission control station  
A method and apparatus for performing a mission. Information for a mission is received at a control station. The control station comprises a display system, a motion capture system, a number of...
8774984 Valuation and simulation of required navigation performance  
A method for illustrating potential benefits resulting from revised navigation procedures to a customer is described. The method includes preparing a model for a revised navigation procedure,...
8773299 System and method for actively determining obstacles  
An exemplary embodiment relates to an aircraft system for detecting wires. The system includes a processor configured to actively sense a presence of a first object and a second object. The...
8774986 Method, system, and apparatus for takeoff rotation guidance  
The present invention is directed to providing takeoff rotation guidance. A takeoff rotation guidance indicator, including an aircraft reference symbol and a guidance cue, is displayed on a HUD...
8774985 Systems and methods for generating a command trajectory  
A system for use in generating a command trajectory for an aircraft is provided. The system includes a natural frequency determining module configured to determine a closure rate of the aircraft to...
8769387 System for configuring modular telemetry transponders  
A system for configuring telemetry transponder cards uses a database of error checking protocol data structures, each containing data to implement at least one CCSDS protocol algorithm. Using a...
8768540 Integrated avionics system  
There is provided an avionics system that provides several avionics functions within a single LRU. In one embodiment, the system comprises a software-configurable RF assembly, one or more processor...
8768608 Method, device and computer program product for monitoring loading and unloading procedures in the cargo holds of an aircraft  
A method for monitoring loading and unloading procedures in the cargo holds of an aircraft, in which method the actual states that are present in each cargo hold are acquired. Furthermore, the...
8768556 Protection envelope switching  
An apparatus defines a protection envelope in an aircraft, including a processor and at least one sensor, each sensor being coupled with the processor, the processor executing at least one neural...