Air Traffic Control Patents (Class 434/220)
  • Patent number: 10102773
    Abstract: An aviation performance evaluation methodology that can be implemented in various ways depending on the applications of interest. Baseline standards for expected performance are stored in one or more databases. One database may contain performance parameters and another database may contain baseline standards such as expert gaze data. Real-time actual performance data is acquired using an eye tracker system comprising at least one video camera, at least one infrared light source, and a computer system which receives image data from the video camera(s). More specifically, the actual and expected performance data are input to a computer system that is programmed to analyze the actual performance based on a comparison of the actual and expected performance data. Based on the results of the comparative analysis, context-adjusted inferences can be made regarding performance, adopted strategies, gaze scan quality, alertness or distraction, situational awareness, and workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Towers, Johann F. Thaheld, Nathan C. Perry
  • Patent number: 10074286
    Abstract: A traffic control training scenario generation apparatus generates a training scenario for traffic control communication. The apparatus includes: a display unit and a display control unit that performs display control of the display unit. The display control unit displays on the display unit form generation buttons that respectively correspond to setting forms to set processings including voice input receiving processing and voice output processing in the training scenario, displays on the display unit one of the setting form corresponding to one of the form generation buttons when the form generation button is operated by a user, and displays on the display unit a connection line connecting between the multiple setting forms when an operation is performed by a user to cause processing in the training scenario to proceed between multiple ones of the setting forms displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Masahito Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20140315166
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (810) for controlling a training exercise executing on a simulator of an Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, a method of doing the same using a portable electronic device (810), and a computer program product are disclosed. The device (810) is capable of wirelessly communicating with the simulator (820, 830) also suitable adapted for wireless communications. The device (810) comprises a display, a memory for storing data and one or more computer programs, a user input mechanism, and a processor. The device (810) displays on the display information about a training exercise executing on the simulator and receives inputs to control the training exercise on the simulator. The displayed information and the received inputs are communicated between the simulator and the portable electronic device (810).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Thales Australia Limited
    Inventors: Grant Williams, Mark James O'Flynn, Roland Huber, Mark Palmer
  • Publication number: 20140127655
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for using speech to control the operation of a training application and executing a training application involving a plurality of trainees. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for using speech to control the operation of a training application. The method includes receiving audio data representing a response to a training exercise from an input source associated with a trainee. The method processes the received audio data to determine the content of the audio data and generates a command based on at least the processed audio data. The method further processes the generated command to control the operation of the training application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew John TAYLOR, Lee David ELLIS, Daniel Erick PANUSKA
  • Patent number: 5961331
    Abstract: A computerized air traffic voice interactive simulator is provided for simulating the communications between a pilot and an air traffic controller. The air traffic voice interactive simulator includes an audio input means, central processing unit and audio input means. The central processing unit interprets and evaluates verbal responses received from a user through the audio input means for selecting an appropriate audio message for production on the audio output means. The audio messages are selected to provide feedback and interactive communication with a user so as to simulate dialog between a pilot and air traffic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Fusionworks, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Fisch
  • Patent number: 5807114
    Abstract: A virtual reality system provides effective exposure treatment for psychiatric patients suffering from a particular anxiety disorder. The system is characterized by a video screen disposed in front of the patient to display an image of a specific graphical environment that is intended to trigger anxiety within the patient as a result of the particular patient phobia. A headset is worn by the patient, and has sensors disposed to detect movement and positioning of the patient's head. A computer program controls the operation of the system, and is designed to control the display of the graphical environment on the video screen, monitor the headset sensors and determine the position of the patient's head, and controllably manipulate the graphical environment displayed on the video screen to reflect the movement and position of the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Emory University and Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Larry F. Hodges, Barbara O. Rothbaum
  • Patent number: 5017142
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interactive method for testing the working memory of a test subject. The method includes displaying several encoded symbols randomly positioned on a video display for a predetermined period of time. The position of each encoded symbol corresponds to Cartesian coordinates on the video display. Each symbol has a predetermined priority that must be ascertained by the test subject based on recognized variables associated with each uncoded symbol. The symbols are deleted from the video display after expiration of the predetermined period. Then, unencoded symbols are displayed on the video display in the same pattern as were the encoded symbols so that there is a cardinal relationship between the Cartesian coordinates of the unencoded symbols and those of the encoded symbols. Each encoded and unencoded symbol having identical coordinates forms a symbol pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Suzanne V. Bemis, Ernst A. Winer, Jeffrey L. Leeds, Kevin D. Athey