Abstract: Telerobotic control apparatus for aligning the movable end of a motorized passenger loading bridge to the door in a vehicle enabling the loading and unloading of passengers and freight. The apparatus includes an improvement display and control system. The apparatus includes: sensors, a display, a set of operator command input devices, and a computer to implement the whole system. The display includes video from a camera, a graphic representation of the relative position of the passenger loading bridge, and text and graphic information on the system status. The control system accepts commands from the operator in the operators frame of reference and converts them to the passenger loading bridge's frame of reference for moving the passenger loading bridge.
February 12, 1991
Date of Patent:
July 13, 1993
Robert B. Schoenberger, William E. Mounts, Edward A. Jerrard