05666111 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 10 patents.

Disclosed is an improvement to the guidance, during the approach and landing stages, of aircraft operating in the categories 2 or 3A of the certification system used by recognized civilian organizations such as the DGAC, the FAA or the JAA, this improvement being designed to render the aircraft capable of working in the immediately lower category, namely the 3A or 3B category, at lower cost. The improvement consists of the addition of a head-up display visor HUD to the attitude heading reference system AHRS and to the air data computer ADC and of the displaying, on the head-up display visor HUD, of the flight path vector whose angular coordinates are drawn from information on east-west and north-south horizontal ground speed delivered by a global positioning receiver GPS according to the avionics standard furthermore used for the localization and navigation of the aircraft. This improvement has the advantage of enabling passage to the immediately lower certification category without requiring the on-board carriage of an inertial platform which is a device that is costly to purchase as well as to maintain.

Title
Method and device for the monitoring and guidance of an aircraft for precision landing
Application Number
8/603084
Publication Number
5666111
Application Date
February 16, 1996
Publication Date
September 9, 1997
Inventor
Jean Luc Sicre
Fontenay aux Roses
FR
Thierry Servat
Bordeaux
FR
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C
Assignee
Sextant Avionique
FR
IPC
G01C 21/00
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