06353779 is referenced by 59 patents.

The present invention relates to the management, on board an aircraft, of the aeronautical digital telecommunications networks ACARS and ATN. It covers a method for automatic choice of the transmission sub-network of the ACARS or ATN networks which is most appropriate for the exchange of digital messages with the ground, taking account of the capabilities of the equipment of the aircraft, of that existing on the ground in the area overflown, of the costs and of the reliabilities of the possible links, and of the preferences of the pilot, of his airline and of the control services. This method consists principally in the creation and updating of a database containing information: costs, performance levels, security/reliability, aircraft configuration, availabilities of the communications sub-networks as well as the stipulations by the pilot, by his airline and by the control services, and in the automatic selection of a communications mode via a sub-network of the ACARS or ATN networks, taking into account an order of preference established on the basis of criteria based on the information contained in the database (

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Title
Method for managing communication modes for an aircraft
Application Number
9/601340
Publication Number
6353779 (B1)
Application Date
August 17, 2000
Publication Date
March 5, 2002
Inventor
Pierre Bernas
Palaiseau
US
Georges Henri Simon
Wissous
US
Agent
Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C
US
Assignee
Thomson CSF Sextant
US
IPC
G06F 19/00
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