Global Patent Index - EP 1034526 A1

EP 1034526 A1 2000-09-13 - METHOD FOR GUIDING AIRCRAFT ON TAXIWAYS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR GUIDING AIRCRAFT ON TAXIWAYS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR FÜHRUNG VON FLUGZEUGEN AUF ROLLWEGEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE GUIDAGE D'AVIONS SUR DES VOIES DE CIRCULATION

Publication

EP 1034526 A1 (DE)

Application

EP 98965698 A

Priority

  • DE 19752559 A
  • EP 9807581 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: DE19752559A1] The invention relates to a method for guiding aircraft on taxiways (R) of the airport ramp area, whereby position lights (FE) are arranged on the taxiways (R) and optionally at additional locations of the airport ramp. The method comprises the following steps: Determining the momentary position of the aircraft with a particular exactness by means of a navigation system (NAV); detecting and measuring the position of the light with a sensor (SEN) which is arranged on the aircraft; making the reference information (REF) with the positions of the individual lights (FE) available; comparing the path tracked by the navigation system (NAV) with the reference information (REF) and utilizing the detected lights (FE) as interpolation points for the navigation system (NAV), and from this; determining the momentary position of the aircraft with an increased exactness compared to that of the initial position determination of the navigation system (NAV); generating guidance information based on the position of the aircraft which is determined according to the inventive method.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G08G 5/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B64F 1/00 (2006.01); G08G 5/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G08G 5/065 (2013.01); B64F 1/002 (2013.01); G05D 1/0083 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9928885A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

DE 19752559 A1 19990602; DE 19752559 B4 20040122; AU 2154699 A 19990616; CA 2311946 A1 19990610; EP 1034526 A1 20000913; US 6411890 B1 20020625; WO 9928885 A1 19990610

INPADOC legal status


2003-04-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030130

2001-02-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20001222

2000-09-13 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000511

2000-09-13 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT