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InFlight Labs Autonomous Distress Tracking System - GADSS

U.S. Patent # 10,002,519

Priority Date: March 2010*

Granted: June 2018

*U.S. Patent # 10,002,519 Certificate of Correction (Date)

Distressed Aircraft Notification and Tracking System: (Patent 10,002,519; benefits from the March 2010 patent application filing date) – An Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) System and avionics interface which detects aircraft anomalies or technical problems during flight and triggers an aircraft’s onboard ELT or ELT-DT (Distress Tracker) for real-time of the aircraft by Search and Rescue satellites through all phases of flight in specified time intervals. Authorities can remotely activate this system over “air-to-ground” by a satellite-link for unresponsive aircraft.

U.S. Patent # 10,163,328

Priority Date: March 2010

Granted: December 2018

SATCOM Distressed Aircraft Tracking System: (Patent 10,163,328; benefits from a patent application filing date March 2010) – An Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) System and avionics interface which detects aircraft anomalies or technical problems during flight triggers an aircraft’s onboard SATCOM or Space-based ADS-B transceiver/transponder for real-time GPS-based aircraft tracking in specified time intervals by SATCOM providers and Search and Rescue satellites through all phases of flight. The SATCOM Distressed Aircraft Tracking System can also be configured to activate and onboard ELT to autonomously transmit the aircraft location continuously in the event of a loss of power, device tampering or loss of tracking in an aircraft like Malaysian Air 370. Lastly, this system’s SATCOM Tracker or ELT Distress Tracking can also be remotely activated by authorities over an “air-to-ground” satellite-link for unresponsive aircraft.

U.S. Patent # 10,102,736

Priority Date: March 2010

Granted: October 2018

Survival Emergency Location Transmitter Tracking System: (Patent 10,102,736; benefits from a patent application filing date March 2010) A Portable Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) System for locating aircraft, aircraft personnel, maritime vessel and or  personnel (such as a pilot, aircraft staff or maritime personnel) that can be automatically or remotely activated during or after an aircraft or ship distress event. This Survival ELT offers real-time personnel and downed aircraft tracking by Search and Rescue satellites. This is a Search and Rescue industry “first” which enabling rescue authorities to remotely activate a survival ELT, PLB or EPIRB “over-the-air” by satellite-link for unresponsive personal, ship or aircraft.

Pending Patent Application # 20160176538

Priority Date: March 2010*

Status: Pending

Smart Avionics System: (United States Patent Application 20160176538; benefits from the March 2010 patent filing) An Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT) System and aircraft communication network comprises: avionics monitoring software in communication with aircraft avionics, the aircraft avionics including a flight data recorder (FDR) and an emergency location transmitter; the avionics monitoring software functioning to acquire real-time aircraft operating parameters from the flight data recorder; the avionics monitoring software further functioning to activate the emergency location transmitter (ELT) upon detection of an anomaly in the aircraft operating parameters, a processor/compiler in communication with the avionics monitoring software; and a transmitter in communication with the processor/compiler, the processor/compiler functioning to transmit real-time data obtained from the aircraft flight data recorder to the transmitter for transmission to ground-based facilities.