SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND MESSAGING WITH OPERATORS OF SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (sUAS)

  • US 20150170524A1
  • Filed: 03/11/2013
  • Published: 06/18/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for communicating regarding small unmanned aircraft flight operations, comprising:

  • an information extraction module associated with a control station for the small unmanned aircraft that extracts and forwards information regarding a geographic position for the small unmanned aircraft substantially in real time from the control station;

    a control station messaging module associated with the control station by which an operator controlling the flight operations of the small unmanned aircraft sends and receives formatted messages to and from interested parties concerned with flight operations of the small unmanned aircraft, the formatted messages being displayed on a display screen of the control station;

    an aircraft information server that is programmed to receive the information regarding the geographic position for the small unmanned aircraft, to translate the received information to a format that is used by the interested parties, and to transmit the translated information to the interested parties for display; and

    an aircraft information server messaging module that transfers the formatted messages between the control station for the small unmanned aircraft and the interested parties.

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