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William Mark Nichols, Randolph Gregory Farmer: Automatic taxi manager. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, May 23, 2006: US07050909 (42 worldwide citation)

A method for moving a vehicle to a predetermined location comprises the steps of producing a real time image of a potential taxi route, comparing the real time image with a stored image to determine if the potential taxi route is clear between the location of the vehicle and a predetermined waypoint ...


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William Mark Nichols, Jack Houchard: Automatic contingency generator. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, March 31, 2009: US07512462 (41 worldwide citation)

An autonomous air vehicle comprises a flight control system and an automatic contingency generator for automatically determining a contingent air vehicle route for use by the flight control system in response to contingencies experienced by the air vehicle. A method of automatically determining the ...


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Randolph Gregory Farmer, William Mark Nichols: Method and apparatus for collaborative aggregate situation awareness. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, October 17, 2006: US07123169 (36 worldwide citation)

A surveillance method comprises the steps of: sending information requests to one or more of a plurality of unmanned airborne platforms, each carrying one or more sensors for gathering information; coordinating processing of the requests among the plurality of airborne platforms; and transmitting re ...


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William Mark Nichols, Roderic Murufas: Automatic collection manager. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, April 4, 2006: US07024340 (10 worldwide citation)

A method for the automatic collection of surveillance information by an unmanned air vehicle comprises the steps of receiving an automatic collection requirements message, determining a route for gathering requested information about a target in accordance with a collection policy, and controlling o ...


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William Mark Nichols, Randolph Gregory Farmer, Gerard Michael LaColla: Method and apparatus for imaging a target using cloud obscuration prediction and detection. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart Esq, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, August 19, 2008: US07414706 (7 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for imaging targets using an unmanned air vehicle. The method comprises the steps of making a determination of cloud obscuration of a target, selecting an imaging sensor based on the cloud obscuration determination, and using the selected imaging sensor to produce an image of th ...


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William Mark Nichols, Roderic Murufas: Automatic collection manager. Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, September 8, 2005: US20050197749-A1

A method for the automatic collection of surveillance information by an unmanned air vehicle comprises the steps of receiving an automatic collection requirements message, determining a route for gathering requested information about a target in accordance with a collection policy, and controlling o ...


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William Mark Nichols, Randolph Gregory Farmer: Automatic taxi manager. Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, August 4, 2005: US20050171654-A1

A method for moving a vehicle to a predetermined location comprises the steps of producing a real time image of a potential taxi route, comparing the real time image with a stored image to determine if the potential taxi route is clear between the location of the vehicle and a predetermined waypoint ...


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William Mark Nichols, Randolph Gregory Farmer, Gerard Michael LaColla: Method and apparatus for imaging a target using cloud obscuration prediction and detection. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, June 22, 2006: US20060132753-A1

A method is provided for imaging targets using an unmanned air vehicle. The method comprises the steps of making a determination of cloud obscuration of a target, selecting an imaging sensor based on the cloud obscuration determination, and using the selected imaging sensor to produce an image of th ...


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Randolph Gregory Farmer, William Mark Nichols: Method and apparatus for collaborative aggregate situation awareness. Northrop Grumman Corporation, Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, June 1, 2006: US20060114324-A1

A surveillance method comprises the steps of: sending information requests to one or more of a plurality of unmanned airborne platforms, each carrying one or more sensors for gathering information; coordinating processing of the requests among the plurality of airborne platforms; and transmitting re ...


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William Mark Nichols, Jack Houchard: Automatic contingency generator. Robert P Lenart, Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon, May 18, 2006: US20060106506-A1

An autonomous air vehicle comprises a flight control system and an automatic contingency generator for automatically determining a contingent air vehicle route for use by the flight control system in response to contingencies experienced by the air vehicle. A method of automatically determining the ...