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Cognitive Aircraft Hazard Advisory Systems And Methods, Donald C. Kauffman, Michael C. Dorneich 2017 Iowa State University

Cognitive Aircraft Hazard Advisory Systems And Methods, Donald C. Kauffman, Michael C. Dorneich

Michael C. Dorneich

The present invention in its various aspects is as set out in the appended claims. The present invention provides integrated surveillance systems and methods for processing multiple sensor inputs and determining a best route for avoiding multiple hazards. An example method performed on a first aircraft includes generating a plurality of routes for avoiding a previously determined alert from a first advisory system. Then, probability of success information is generated at other advisory systems for each of the plurality of routes. The best route of the plurality of routes is determined based on the generated probabilities and output to the ...


Multifunctional Avionic Display, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia Ververs, Jeffrey M. Rye, Stephen G. McCauley 2017 Iowa State University

Multifunctional Avionic Display, Michael C. Dorneich, Patricia Ververs, Jeffrey M. Rye, Stephen G. Mccauley

Michael C. Dorneich

The present invention provides a screen as defined in claim 1. The screen may include the features of any one or more of dependent claims 2 to 4.

The present invention also provides a method as defined in claim 5. The method may include the features of claim 6.

The above-mentioned problems of current systems are addressed by embodiments of the present invention and will be understood by reading and studying the following specification.

In one embodiment, a display screen for displaying multiple sets of information is provided. The display screen includes at least one region of a select color ...


Situation Aftermath Management System And Method, Michael C. Dorneich, Chris Hamblin, William Rogers, Stephen Whitlow 2017 Iowa State University

Situation Aftermath Management System And Method, Michael C. Dorneich, Chris Hamblin, William Rogers, Stephen Whitlow

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method for assisting flight crew recovery in the aftermath of an unexpected event is provided. A processor is used to detect that an unexpected event has occurred in an aircraft and, in response to detecting that the unexpected event has occurred, state data are stored in memory. The processor is also used to detect that the unexpected event has been resolved and, in response to detecting that the unexpected event has been resolved, the processor retrieves the state data from the memory, generates an aftermath plan that includes prompts to guide the flight crew to complete the ...


Datalink Message Prioritization System And Method: Patent Application, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath, Thea L. Feyereisen 2017 Iowa State University

Datalink Message Prioritization System And Method: Patent Application, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath, Thea L. Feyereisen

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method are provided for prioritizing incoming datalink messages. When a datalink message is received in an aircraft, it is parsed into individual information elements. The relevance of the received datalink message is then assessed from the individual information elements. The received datalink message is then categorized into one of a plurality of playback priority categories, based on the assessed relevance of the received datalink message.


Mixed-Initiative Transfer Of Datalink-Based Information, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen Whitlow, William Rogers 2017 Iowa State University

Mixed-Initiative Transfer Of Datalink-Based Information, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen Whitlow, William Rogers

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method are provided for transferring datalink-based information into an aircraft flight management system. When a datalink message is received in an aircraft, it is parsed into individual information elements. The operational impact of the received datalink message on the aircraft is determined from the individual information elements. A method of supplying pilot feedback regarding the received datalink message is determined from the determined operational impact. The pilot feedback regarding the received datalink message is supplied using the determined method. At least selected portions of the individual information elements are selectively transferred into the aircraft flight management system ...


Cognitive Aircraft Hazard Advisory System (Cahas), Donald C. Kauffman, Michael C. Dorneich 2017 Iowa State University

Cognitive Aircraft Hazard Advisory System (Cahas), Donald C. Kauffman, Michael C. Dorneich

Michael C. Dorneich

Integrated surveillance systems and methods for processing multiple sensor inputs and determining a best route for avoiding multiple hazards. An example method performed on a first aircraft includes generating a plurality of routes for avoiding a previously determined alert from a first advisory system. Then, probability of success information is generated at other advisory systems for each of the plurality of routes. The best route of the plurality of routes is determined based on the generated probabilities and output to the flight crew or other aircraft. The probability of success information includes a previously defined uncertainty value. The uncertainty value ...


Display System And Method For Generating A Display, William Rogers, Michael C. Dorneich, Chris Hamblin, Stephen Whitlow 2017 Iowa State University

Display System And Method For Generating A Display, William Rogers, Michael C. Dorneich, Chris Hamblin, Stephen Whitlow

Michael C. Dorneich

A display system and method for providing a display. A display system includes a computer processor, the computer processor being configured to receive information from a plurality of sensors. The computer processor is further configured to detect an abnormal situation, based on information received from the plurality of sensors. The display system further includes a database including abnormal situation response procedures in operable communication with the processor, wherein the database is configured to provide the processor with the abnormal situation response procedures upon the detection of an abnormal situation. The display system further includes a display device in operable communication ...


User Interface Device For Adaptive Systems, Stephen Whitlow, Claudia Keinrath, Michael C. Dorneich 2017 Iowa State University

User Interface Device For Adaptive Systems, Stephen Whitlow, Claudia Keinrath, Michael C. Dorneich

Michael C. Dorneich

A system for providing feedback regarding the division of automated and operator tasks is provided. The system includes a display device and a processor. The processor is configured to at least selectively supply image rendering display commands to the display device that cause the display device to simultaneously render an operator pane, an automation pane, and a shared pane. The operator pane displays one or more tasks that have been allocated for execution by a human operator, the automation pane displays one or more tasks that have been allocated for execution by automation, and the shared pane displays one or ...


Datalink Message Prioritization System And Method, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath, Thea L. Feyereisen 2017 Iowa State University

Datalink Message Prioritization System And Method, Stephen Whitlow, Michael C. Dorneich, William Rogers, Chris Hamblin, Claudia Keinrath, Thea L. Feyereisen

Michael C. Dorneich

A system and method are provided for prioritizing incoming datalink messages. When a datalink message is received in an aircraft, it is parsed into individual information elements. The relevance of the received datalink message is then assessed from the individual information elements. The received datalink message is then categorized into one of a plurality of playback priority categories, based on the assessed relevance of the received datalink message.


Adaptive User Interface For Semi-Automatic Operation, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen Whitlow, William Rogers, Karen Feigh, Robert E. De Mers 2017 Iowa State University

Adaptive User Interface For Semi-Automatic Operation, Michael C. Dorneich, Stephen Whitlow, William Rogers, Karen Feigh, Robert E. De Mers

Michael C. Dorneich

A method is provided for semi-automatic operation of a portable control device for a remote-controlled, unmanned vehicle. The method includes the steps of monitoring parameters of an operational environment of the portable control device, switching from a manual operation mode to a semi-automatic operation mode in response to occurrence of predetermined criteria within the operational environment, and presenting a semi-automatic operation graphical user interface to a user of the portable control device. The semi-automatic operation graphical user interface includes a reduced set of user interfaces for the semi-automatic operation mode presented by the portable control device.


Interaction Of Automation Visibility And Information Quality In Flight Deck Information Automation View Document, Michael C. Dorneich, Rachel Dudley, Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, William Rogers, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael Dillard, Erik Nelson 2017 Iowa State University

Interaction Of Automation Visibility And Information Quality In Flight Deck Information Automation View Document, Michael C. Dorneich, Rachel Dudley, Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, William Rogers, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael Dillard, Erik Nelson

Michael C. Dorneich

An empirical study evaluated key human factors issues related to automation visibility and information quality, based on a refined definition of information automation. Next-generation air transportation system operational concepts will dramatically affect the types and amount of information available on flight decks. Information automation systems collect, process, and present information to support pilot tasks and awareness. The definition of flight deck information automation was refined to differentiate it from other types of automation. Pilots interacted with an example information automation system to investigate the premise that automation visibility will have an impact on the ability of pilots to detect problems ...


Cyber-Physical System Characterization And Co-Regulation Of A Quadrotor Uas, Seth E. Doebbeling 2017 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Cyber-Physical System Characterization And Co-Regulation Of A Quadrotor Uas, Seth E. Doebbeling

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

An Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) in which a host of real-time computational tasks contending for shared resources must be cooperatively managed to obtain mission objectives. Traditionally, control of the UAS is designed assuming a fixed, high sampling rate in order to maintain reliable performance and margins of stability. But emerging methods challenge this design by dynamically allocating resources to computational tasks, thereby affecting control and mission performance. To apply these emerging strategies, a characterization and understanding of the effects of timing on control and trajectory following performance is required. Going beyond traditional control evaluation techniques ...


Interaction Of Automation Visibility And Information Quality In Flight Deck Information Automation View Document, Michael C. Dorneich, Rachel Dudley, Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, William Rogers, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael Dillard, Erik Nelson 2017 Iowa State University

Interaction Of Automation Visibility And Information Quality In Flight Deck Information Automation View Document, Michael C. Dorneich, Rachel Dudley, Emmanuel Letsu-Dake, William Rogers, Stephen D. Whitlow, Michael Dillard, Erik Nelson

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

An empirical study evaluated key human factors issues related to automation visibility and information quality, based on a refined definition of information automation. Next-generation air transportation system operational concepts will dramatically affect the types and amount of information available on flight decks. Information automation systems collect, process, and present information to support pilot tasks and awareness. The definition of flight deck information automation was refined to differentiate it from other types of automation. Pilots interacted with an example information automation system to investigate the premise that automation visibility will have an impact on the ability of pilots to detect problems ...


Cruise Missile Integrated Air Defense System Penetration: Modeling The S-400 System, Michael Pelosi, Amie K. Honeycutt 2017 East Central University, Ada OK

Cruise Missile Integrated Air Defense System Penetration: Modeling The S-400 System, Michael Pelosi, Amie K. Honeycutt

International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

This research determines improved flight-path routes that make maximum utilization of terrain-masking opportunities, and defending radar and missile system equipment performance and launch timing constraints, in order to avoid radar detection and tracking, and to mitigate subsequent missile shoot-down risks. The problem is formulated as one of constrained optimization in three dimensions. Advantageous solutions are identified using the A* Algorithm in conjunction with detailed equipment performance and constraint calculations and high-resolution digital terrain elevation maps. Topographical features in digital terrain are exploited by the algorithm to avoid radar detection and tracking. The model includes provisions for all-aspect/all-frequency radar cross ...


An Intermittency Model For Predicting Roughness Induced Transition, Xuan Ge, Paul A. Durbin 2017 Iowa State University

An Intermittency Model For Predicting Roughness Induced Transition, Xuan Ge, Paul A. Durbin

Paul A. Durbin

An intermittency transport equation for RANS modeling, formulated in local variables, is extended for roughness-induced transition. To predict roughness effects in the fully turbulent boundary layer, published boundary conditions for k and ω are used. They depend on the equivalent sand-grain roughness height, and account for the effective displacement of wall distance origin. Similarly in our approach, wall distance in the transition model for smooth surfaces is modified by an effective origin, which depends on equivalent sand-grain roughness. Flat plate test cases are computed to show that the proposed model is able to predict transition onset in agreement with a ...


Polysat Helmholtz Cage, Alex Nichols, Nicolas Le Renard, Jordan Skaro, Louie Thiros, Madeline Tran 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Polysat Helmholtz Cage, Alex Nichols, Nicolas Le Renard, Jordan Skaro, Louie Thiros, Madeline Tran

Mechanical Engineering

The MagCal5 Helmholtz cage project is an interdisciplinary approach to provide the PolySat/CubeSat research lab with a magnetic testing environment for the calibration of magnetic components and verification of various control laws. The Cal Poly CubeSat organization is the home of the CubeSat Specification, and acts as a testing and integration facility for CubeSats built by universities across the world. The PolySat organization is a CubeSat developer that works with numerous industry partners to design, manufacture, and operate CubeSats to further scientific advancement. The addition of a magnetic test stand to the lab will allow CubeSat to extend to ...


Activsense Sidestick: A Force Sensing And Force Feedback Joystick, Kobbe Farwick 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Activsense Sidestick: A Force Sensing And Force Feedback Joystick, Kobbe Farwick

Electrical Engineering

As aircraft systems continue to become more integrated and fully electronic, hence fly-by-wire, the pilot is slowly losing the physical cues that were once relied upon for the safe operation of the aircraft. Many commercial airliners, such as Airbus, use passive sidesticks that integrate with the electronic flight controls system. These sidesticks move much like a gaming joystick which results in the pilot not having any “feel” for the aerodynamic forces present on the control surfaces. Without the force feedback of a mechanically linked control system the pilot could inadvertently stall the aircraft or place it into an unstable flight ...


Modeling And Simulation Of A Sounding Rocket Active Stabilization System, Steven M. MacLean 2017 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Modeling And Simulation Of A Sounding Rocket Active Stabilization System, Steven M. Maclean

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The Horizon Simulation Framework is a modeling and simulation framework developed to verify system level requirements. In this thesis, the framework is extended to include the Dynamic position type that existed in the early development phase of the framework. The Dynamic position type is tested through the modeling and simulation of a sounding rocket. An active control system based on linear-quadratic regulator (LQR) control theory is implemented and tested in the simulation to determine the overall effect on altitude. A first order aerodynamics and aeroprediction model are created within the framework to allow for rapid changes early in the design ...


Microgravity Test Platform - Controls Team, Nicholas Hein 2017 University of Wyoming

Microgravity Test Platform - Controls Team, Nicholas Hein

Honors Theses AY 16/17

The overall goal of the NASA Microgravity project is to provide a low-cost alternative to current microgravity testing procedures for space-bound objects. The microgravity project examines a novel idea. The expense and wait lists that come with other microgravity testing methods creates a market potential for this modular system. The aim of the microgravity project is to achieve a microgravity environment though the free-fall of a monocoque containing a testing compartment for CubeSats. The higher the quality of the microgravity environment, the more customers will pay for the testing services. The Controls Group focused on using a reaction wheel system ...


Angle Of Attack Determination Using Inertial Navigation System Data From Flight Tests, Jack Kevin Ly 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Angle Of Attack Determination Using Inertial Navigation System Data From Flight Tests, Jack Kevin Ly

Masters Theses

Engineers and pilots rely on mechanical flow angle vanes on air data probes to determine the angle of attack of the aircraft in flight. These probes, however, are costly, come with inherent measurement errors, affect the flight characteristics of the aircraft, and are potentially dangerous in envelope expansion flights. Advances in the accuracy, usability, and affordability of inertial navigation systems allow for angle of attack to be determined accurately without direct measurement of the airflow around the aircraft. Utilizing an algorithm developed from aircraft equations of motion, a post-flight data review is completed as the first step in proving the ...


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