TCAS bearing estimation receiver using a 4 element antenna
Collision avoidance system for use in aircraft
Midair collision and avoidance system (MCAS)
Satellite based collision avoidance system Patent #: 6314366
ApplicationNo. 11900336 filed on 09/10/2007
US Classes:342/29, AIRCRAFT COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (CAS)342/36, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL342/57, With radio voice communication342/58, With transmission to a remote station342/175, WITH PARTICULAR CIRCUIT701/301, Collision avoidance340/961Potential collision with other aircraft , 342/ 29, 342/ 40
ExaminersPrimary: Sotomayor, John B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG01S 13/93
AbstractA collision alerting and avoidance system for use in an aerial vehicle is presented herein. The system comprises a one low profile antenna array disposed on the aerial vehicle. A transmitter/receiver probe is coupled to the antenna array. The transmitter/receiver probe is configured to transmit electromagnetic waves and to receive an echo signal reflected from a threat obstacle. At least one transmitter/receiver module is coupled to the transmitter/receiver probe. The transmitter/receiver module is configured to produce electromagnetic waves for transmission and to receive the echo signal. A processor coupled to the plurality of transmitter/receiver modules controls the transmission of electromagnetic waves from the antenna array and processes the echo signal to provide an output signal containing information regarding the obstacle.