Crash prevention recorder (CPR)/video-flight data recorder (V-FDR)/cockpit-cabin voice recorder for light aircraft with an add-on option for large commercial jets

  • US 20030152145A1
  • Filed: 11/15/2001
  • Published: 08/14/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/15/2001
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method or process of integrating previously defined and used, prior art, system components including an electronic rear view mirror component, a video camera component, a video local area network component, a crash prevention recorder component with means of audio/video recording and flight data recording of data for later retrieval through the steps of:

  • a) capturing of audio/video images by the video camera, b) capturing of digital flight data to be inserted into the audio/video data stream to create audio/video/flight data, c) merging and sequencing of frames by the frame merger and sequencer unit with human judgement and selection as to which of many views are selectable for video display and video recording with use of selective merging mode to merge selected views and selective sequencing mode to sequence selected views with audio/video recording of all pilot selected displays, d) transferring of data by the video local area network component, e) displaying of video data by the electronic rear view mirror component, f) playing of audio data by the speakers on the electronic rear view mirror component, g) storing of audio/video/flight data by the crash prevention recorder component.

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