Avionics system for determining terminal flightpath

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6711479
APP PUB NO 20040044446A1
SERIAL NO

10234415

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A method, avionics apparatus and computer program for determining a terminal flight path, including access to aircraft position information provided by a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. The method apparatus and computer program determine an Intended Touchdown Point (ITP), which is the desired landing location on an intended runway; determine a Current Touchdown Point (CTP), which is where the aircraft will land given its current glidepath and is a function of the current trajectory, configuration and engine thrust; determine a correspondence of the CTP and ITP and generate an output signal as a function of the correspondence, which is displayed on a cockpit display device, annunciated on a cockpit speaker, or both.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.MORRISTOWN, NJ8376

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Staggs, Thomas J Woodinville, WA 4 218

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