Method and system for calculating altitude above runway for an aircraft

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7671761
APP PUB NO 20090153363A1
SERIAL NO

11955296

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The system contains a receiver in communication with a programmable device. The receiver receives a first horizontal distance from the aircraft to a threshold of the runway, an angle of a glide path, and a threshold crossing height. The programmable device determines a projected ground distance from the aircraft to the threshold. The programmable device determines a projected ground distance from the threshold to a glide path intercept point. The programmable device determines a vertical value along the glide path relative to a projected ground distance between the aircraft and the glide path intercept point. The programmable device determines a synthetic altitude above runway for the aircraft.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
THE BOEING COMPANYCHICAGO, IL10172

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lapp, Tiffany R Snohomish, US 3 21

Cited Art Landscape

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS (1)
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THE BOEING COMPANY (1)
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
* 6711479 Avionics system for determining terminal flightpath 51 2002
 
Sextant Avionique (1)
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THE BOEING COMPANY (1)
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HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
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KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 8000867 System for automatically landing aircraft using image signals and method of controlling the same 3 2009
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