By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Week -- Honeywell International Inc. (Morristown, NJ) has been issued patent number 8965699, according to news reporting originating out of Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews editors.
The patent's inventor is McDonald, James Arthur (Minneapolis, MN).
This patent was filed on April 7, 2011 and was published online on February 24, 2015.
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Commercial aircraft flights try to avoid areas of severe turbulence as turbulence has a negative impact on passenger comfort, passenger safety, and equipment/airframe integrity. Systems, using sensors, try to forecast and predict areas of strong/severe turbulence based on the sensing of atmospheric conditions. Also, when an airplane passes through areas with turbulence, pilots communicate verbal reports about the turbulence which are then passed along through air traffic control or the airline's control center. Improved accuracy for characterizing turbulence would allow commercial aircraft an improved probability of avoiding severe turbulence as well as minimizing unnecessary and/or inefficient avoidance maneuvers."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "In one embodiment, systems and methods for characterizing regions of turbulence are provided. In one implementation, a method includes: measuring turbulence with an inertial reference unit on an aircraft to acquire a turbulence measurement; recording a position of the aircraft associated with the turbulence measurement and the turbulence measurement on at least one memory device; processing the turbulence measurement on a processing unit to determine a turbulence intensity setting; determining a turbulence region for the recorded position; associating the turbulence region with the turbulence intensity setting; and transmitting the turbulence intensity setting and the associated turbulence region."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: McDonald, James Arthur. Systems and Methods for Characterizing Turbulence Regions. U.S. Patent Number 8965699, filed April 7, 2011, and published online on February 24, 2015. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8965699.PN.&OS=PN/8965699RS=PN/8965699
Keywords for this news article include: Honeywell International Inc, Aerospace and Defense Companies.
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