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Wet cavity electric machine

A wet cavity electric machine includes a stator core having two stator poles formed by a post and a wire wound about the post to form a stator winding, with the stator winding having end turns, and a rotor having two rotor poles and configured to rotate relative to the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Circular heatsink

A circular heatsink can include a thermally conductive cylinder with an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential surface. An emissive and convective and convective surface area can extend radially from the outer circumferential surface. At least one thermally conductive ledge can extend from the inner circumferential surface and be... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Method and vehicle traffic control system

A vehicle and method of operating a vehicle in a vehicle traffic control system includes receiving a grid projection from a grid generator, generating a navigation output, transmitting the navigation output to the vehicle traffic control system, receiving the vehicle traffic control plan from the vehicle traffic control system, and... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Aircraft control based on fuel, time, and deterioration costs

Systems and methods for determine a cost-improved set of control commands for an aircraft based at least in part on deterioration costs are provided. One example computing device is configured to iteratively: input a candidate set of control commands for the aircraft into the deterioration cost model; receive, as an... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Deicing module for an aircraft and deicing

An apparatus and method for deicing a surface upon which ice accumulates, on for example an aircraft wing. The apparatus and method for the deicing module include an actuating component, a casing, and a movable member. The movable member breaks ice that has accumulated on a surface of the wing.... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

A method and regulator for regulating a power converter

A method and regulator for regulating a power converter includes an integrator circuit coupled with a voltage output from the power converter, a comparator circuit receiving a target voltage signal indicating a target voltage output of the power converter, and the integrated voltage signal as inputs, and a driving circuit... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Enhanced method and aircraft for pre-cooling an environmental control system using a two wheel turbo-machine with supplemental heat exchanger

A method and aircraft for providing bleed air to environmental control systems of an aircraft using a gas turbine engine, including determining a bleed air demand for the environmental control systems, selectively supplying low pressure and high pressure bleed air to the environmental control systems, wherein the selectively supplying is... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Advanced method and aircraft for pre-cooling an environmental control system using a three wheel turbo-machine

A method and aircraft for providing bleed air to environmental control systems of an aircraft using a gas turbine engine, including determining a bleed air demand for the environmental control systems, selectively supplying low pressure and high pressure bleed air to the environmental control systems, wherein the selectively supplying is... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Advanced method and aircraft for pre-cooling an environmental control system using a dual compressor four wheel turbo-machine

A method and aircraft for providing bleed air to environmental control systems of an aircraft using a gas turbine engine, including determining a bleed air demand for the environmental control systems, selectively supplying low pressure and high pressure bleed air to the environmental control systems, wherein the selectively supplying is... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Hybrid method and aircraft for pre-cooling an environmental control system using a power generator four wheel turbo-machine

A method and aircraft for providing bleed air to environmental control systems of an aircraft using a gas turbine engine, including determining a bleed air demand for the environmental control systems, proportionally supplying low pressure and high pressure bleed air to the environmental control systems, wherein the proportional supplying is... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Surge protection circuit

There are provided circuits and methods for surge protection. For example, there is provided a clamp circuit for protecting a load against a surge. The clamp circuit can include a power dissipation circuit including at least one transistor and a resistor. The clamp circuit can further include a voltage sensitive... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Damping system for a generator

A damping system can include a sensor disposed to measure an amplitude of a speed ripple of a drive shaft of a generator, and can include a feedforward circuit connected to the sensor and to the generator. The feedforward circuit can determine a phase angle formed by a load resistance... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Damping system for a generator

A damping system can include a sensor disposed to measure an amplitude of a speed ripple of a drive shaft of a generator, and can include a feedforward circuit connected to the sensor and to the generator. The feedforward circuit can determine a phase angle formed by a load resistance... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Formatting text on a touch screen display device

Systems and methods for formatting text on a touch screen display device are provided. A method can include providing for display, by one or more processors, a user interface on a touch screen display device. The user interface can include a field for receiving one or more touchpoint interactions by... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Tracking memory allocation

Systems and methods for tracking memory allocation within shared memory are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes tracking memory allocation within shared memory. The method includes receiving instructions to execute a process. The method includes assigning a process identifier to the process. The method includes allocating one or more... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Seal, assembly, and retention method

There is provided a valve assembly that includes a retaining ring disposed within a cavity formed by adjoining a retainer and a disk member. The retaining ring can be disposed at a slant with respect to an inner surface of the cavity.... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Integrated flight management system and flight director

Systems and methods for controlling an aerial vehicle are provided. The method includes receiving a first signal from a first input device, wherein the first signal is related to a mode of a flight director. The method includes outputting a parameter on an output device, wherein the parameter is related... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle

Systems and methods for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle. The method includes capturing, by one or more processors associated with a flight management system of an unmanned aerial vehicle, one... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Flight path management system

Systems and methods for determining a flight path of an aircraft are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include identifying one or more parameter(s) associated with a moving target. The method can include determining a moving circular flight path associated with the moving target based at least in part... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Sense and avoid maneuvering

Systems and methods for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle are provided. The method includes detecting a possible obstacle. The method includes determining a predicted path for the possible obstacle. The method includes determining that the possible obstacle will cause a collision with the unmanned aerial vehicle based on the predicted... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Aircraft starting and generating system

An aircraft starting and generating system includes a starter/generator that includes a main machine, an exciter, and a permanent magnet generator. The system also includes an inverter/converter/controller that is connected to the starter/generator and that generates AC power to drive the starter/generator in a start mode for starting a prime... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Method and modular system for a power system architecture

A method and modular system for assembling a power system architecture includes a direct current (DC) output module having a first DC input and a DC output, a common power module having a DC input/output and an alternating current (AC) input/output, an AC output module having an AC input and... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Aircraft starting and generating system

An aircraft starting and generating system includes a starter/generator that includes a main machine, an exciter, and a permanent magnet generator. The system also includes an inverter/converter/controller that is connected to the starter/generator and that generates AC power to drive the starter/generator in a start mode for starting a prime... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Aircraft starting and generating system

An aircraft starting and generating system includes a starter/generator and an inverter/converter/controller (200) that is connected to the starter/generator and that generates AC power to drive the starter/generator in a start mode for starting a prime mover of the aircraft, and that converts AC power, obtained from the starter/generator after... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Method and assembly of a generator

A generator includes a stator core having a set of stator poles formed by a post and a wire wound about the post to form a stator winding, with the stator winding having end turns, a rotor having a set of rotor poles and configured to rotate relative to the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Method and an electrical fault detecting system for a circuit

An electrical fault detecting system (10) for a circuit includes a conductor (20) delivering an electrical signal from a source (12) to a destination (14), a sheath (22) encircling the conductor, and a fault detection circuit (18). The sheath further includes an electrical insulator layer (24) and a conductive shield... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Differential pressure regulating shut-off valve

Provided is a valve assembly system including a flowbody including a channel formed at an inner surface thereof, a butterfly plate disposed within the channel and rotatably mounted within the flowbody. The system also includes a pair of dual-sided pistons that receive differential pressure at an input side and an... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Engine performance modeling based on wash events

One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for measuring engine performance. The method includes receiving a plurality of parameters related to engine performance. The method includes receiving an indication of an engine wash event. The method includes determining an effectiveness of the engine wash event... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Engine performance modeling based on wash events

One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for measuring engine performance. The method includes receiving first parameters related to engine performance prior to an engine wash event. The method includes receiving second parameters related to engine performance after the engine wash event. The method includes... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Determining a passenger service parameter for flight disruption

Systems and methods for determining a passenger service parameter for flight disruption are provided. A method can include receiving, by one or more processors, data indicative of user selection of flight disruption criteria. The method can further include determining, by the one or more processors, at least one impacted passenger... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Data load connectivity test for wireless communication unit for communicating engine data

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example embodiment is directed to a method for testing communications. The method includes receiving a message via a data load protocol. The method includes initiating a connectivity test, in response to the received message. When the connectivity test... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Antenna diagnostics for wireless communication unit for communicating engine data

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example embodiment is directed to a method for performing diagnostics on an antenna in communication with a wireless communication unit located in a nacelle of an aerial vehicle engine. The method includes receiving, by one or more computing... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Multi-platform location deception detection system

Systems and methods for identifying a synthetic track are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving, by one or more computing devices, a plurality of emissions from one or more platforms. The emissions can be generated in an emission sequence and are generated to create a track indicative... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

In-situ measurement logging by wireless communication unit for communicating engine data

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for monitoring performance. The method includes receiving, by one or more computing devices, a measurement from a sensor. The method includes assigning, by the one or more... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Managing an image boot

One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a wireless communication unit configured to be located in a nacelle associated with an engine of an aerial vehicle. The wireless communication unit includes a random access memory. The wireless communication unit includes one or more processors. The one or... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180004691

Management of data transfers

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for communicating engine data. The method includes receiving data. The method includes separating the data into categories. For one or more categories, the method includes creating a... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180005459

Triggering scheme for communicating engine data

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example embodiment is directed to a method for communicating with a ground system. The method includes receiving engine data. The method includes storing the engine data. The method includes receiving one or more phase signals. The method includes... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006708

Aviation protocol conversion

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for encapsulating data. The method includes receiving, by one or more computing devices, a message via an aviation messaging protocol. The method includes encapsulating, by the one... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006760

Multi-platform location deception system

Systems and methods for providing a synthetic track to observation devices are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include determining a location range and a time range for a synthetic track to be created by a plurality of platforms. The method can further include determining an emission location and... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180006916

Wireless control unit server for conducting connectivity test

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example embodiment is directed to a system for testing communications. The system includes an electronic engine controller. The system includes a wireless communication unit in communication with the electronic engine controller. The wireless communication unit includes one or... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007136

Protocol for communicating engine data to wireless communication unit

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example embodiment is directed to a method for communicating engine data to a ground system. The method includes receiving a request to store first data in a first memory location in one or more memory devices. The method... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007547

Key management for wireless communication system for communicating engine data

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for key management. The method includes generating a pair of keys, wherein one of the pair of keys is a private key, and wherein one of the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007623

Wireless network selection

Systems and methods for recording and communicating engine data are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a wireless communication unit. The wireless communication unit includes one or more memory devices. The wireless communication unit includes one or more processors. The one or more processors are... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372619

Trajectory amendment system

Systems and methods for providing trajectory amendments are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving, by one or more first computing devices, a plurality of parameters associated with an aircraft. The method can further include determining, by the one or more first computing devices, a trajectory amendment associated... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372620

Trajectory amendment system

Systems and methods for providing trajectory amendments are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include identifying an arrival time slot associated with a landing area. The method can further include providing to one or more second computing devices of a plurality of operators, a first set of data identifying... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372621

Trajectory amendment and arrival time slot provision system

Systems and methods for providing trajectory amendments are provided. In one embodiment, a computing system can identify a plurality of aircraft operators. The system can provide for display in a user interface, to one or more computing devices of each of the plurality of aircraft operators, a first set of... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372622

Trajectory amendment and arrival time slot provision system

Systems and methods for providing trajectory amendments are provided. In one embodiment, a computing system can identify a plurality of aircraft operators. The system can provide for display in a user interface, to one or more computing devices of each of the plurality of aircraft operators, a first set of... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170361941

Controlling aircraft using thrust differential trim

Systems and methods for stabilizing an aircraft in response to a yaw movement are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a yaw movement of the aircraft. The yaw movement can cause a front portion of the aircraft to move towards a first side of the aircraft. The method... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363363

Electronics cooling with multi-phase heat exchange and heat spreader

One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a system for cooling a surface. The system can include a housing. The housing can include an evaporator portion. The housing can include at least one trifurcated heat exchange portion. The at least one trifurcated heat exchange portion can include... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366225

Communication of signals over fuel lines in a vehicle

Systems and methods for communicating a signal over a fuel line in a vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a system can include a fuel line. The fuel line can include at least one communication medium for propagating a communication signal. The system can also include at least one signal... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366228

Transmission of power and communication of signals over fuel and hydraulic lines in a vehicle

Systems and methods for communicating a signal over a hydraulic line in a vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a system can include a hydraulic line. The hydraulic line can include at least one communication medium for propagating a communication signal. The system can also include at least one signal... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366250

Airborne cellular communication system

Systems and methods of providing cellular communication between an aircraft and infrastructure of ground communication nodes are provided. In one example, an avionics communication system located on an aircraft for providing cellular communication between the aircraft and an infrastructure of ground communication nodes includes a directional antenna, one or more... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170363010

Air turbine starter with decoupler

A method and decoupler for disengaging an output shaft from an engine in a back drive event with a backdrive decoupler. The backdrive decoupler includes a threaded shaft and a retention mechanism selectively coupling the output shaft to the threaded shaft. In a backdrive event, the decoupler decouples the output... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359196

Communication regulation in computing systems

Systems and methods for regulating communications in computing systems are provided. For instance, a computing system can include a first processing board including a first processing device and a first control device. The system can further include a second processing board including a second processing device and a second control... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170356345

Air turbine starter with decoupler

A method and decoupler for disengaging an output shaft from an engine in a back drive event with a backdrive decoupler. The backdrive decoupler includes a an output shaft, drive shaft, and a retention mechanism selectively coupling the output shaft to the drive shaft. In a backdrive event, the decoupler... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/14/17 / #20170358432

Hybrid solar generator

A solar generator can include a photon-enhanced thermionic emission generator with a cathode to receive solar radiation. The photon-enhanced thermionic emission generator can include an anode that in conjunction with the cathode generates a first current and waste heat from the solar radiation. A thermoelectric generator can be thermally coupled... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/30/17 / #20170344191

Regulating display data by a display system

Systems and methods of displaying data are provided. A display system can include one or more display windows configured to provide for display graphical representations of data. One or more user applications can be configured to provide data to the display system. The display system is configured to receive data... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339805

Method and heat-dissipation in an avionics chassis

A method and apparatus for heat-dissipation in an avionics chassis can include a housing having an outer surface, defining an exterior of the housing, an inner surface, defining an interior of the housing, and a set of walls at least partially separating the exterior of the housing from the interior... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/16/17 / #20170329555

Systems and methods of subject state change notification

Systems and methods for notifying one or more observers of one or more state changes are provided. For instance, at least one subject can be configured to write data to a buffer in a shared memory space. One or more observers can have an associated notification group that includes one... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/16/17 / #20170329712

Method of partitioning a set-associative cache in a computing platform

A method of partitioning a set-associative cache for a plurality of software components may comprise identifying a cache height equal to a number of sets in the set-associative cache based on hardware specifications of a computing platform. The method may further comprise determining at least one component demand set of... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/16/17 / #20170330427

System and audibly communicating a status of a connected device or system

A system for audibly communicating a status of at least one operably connected device or system, includes a status module configured to receive a signal representative of a status of the at least one operably connected device or system and a transceiver operably connected to the status module, wherein the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/09/17 / #20170321561

Fan blade pitch setting

There are provided techniques and apparatuses for fan blade pitch setting. For example, there is provided an impeller including a ring disposed in a hub of the impeller. The ring can include a recess shaped and positioned to impart a specified pitch angle to a blade extending outwardly from the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

10/26/17 / #20170311478

Heat sink assemblies for transient cooling

A heat sink assembly for use with at least one heat-emitting component where the heat sink assembly includes a first phase change material conductively coupled to the at least one heat-emitting component and changing phase at a first temperature and a second phase change material conductively coupled to the first... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

10/19/17 / #20170300480

Transferring data from a first data environment to a second data environment

Systems and methods for transferring data from a first data environment to a second data environment are disclosed. In particular, data can be obtained from a first data environment. One or more user inputs can be received specifying parameters to be associated with a second data environment. A plurality of... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

10/19/17 / #20170300554

Systems and methods for providing data exploration techniques

Systems and methods for providing data exploration techniques are provided. For instance, user inputs specifying one or more data parameters can be received. One or more data sets can be obtained from a data source based at least in part on the data parameters. The data can be grouped into... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

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10/19/17 / #20170301245

Aircraft navigation using exponential map

Systems and methods for determining navigation information for an aircraft are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include accessing a satellite-based positioning signal received at a receiver on an aircraft. The satellite-based positioning signal can be indicative of a distance between a satellite and the receiver. The method can... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

09/28/17 / #20170275009

Hybrid power system for an aircraft

Systems and methods for distributing in an aircraft are provided. More particularly, in one embodiment, a system can include one or more gas turbine engines configured to provide propulsion and electrical power to an aircraft. The system can further include one or more electrical engines configured to provide propulsion for... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

09/28/17 / #20170276149

Airflow generator and array of airflow generators

An airflow generator and an array of airflow generators are provided for use with an object where each of the airflow generators includes a flexible structure having a first side spaced from a portion of the object to define an air space therebetween and at least one piezoelectric structure located... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

09/28/17 / #20170279031

Electroactive polymer actuator with improved performance

An electroactive polymer transducer including a dielectric elastomer material having a first configuration with a first spring constant and a second configuration with a second spring constant and where the second spring constant is lower than the first spring constant.... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

09/28/17 / #20170279752

Aircraft message management system

Systems and methods for filtering aircraft messages are provided. In one embodiment, the method can include receiving a message including a plurality of data fields containing data associated with the message. The method can include accessing a set of configuration data. The set of configuration data can include a set... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

09/07/17 / #20170254323

Airflow generator

An airflow generator (10) having a first plate (12), a second plate (14) where the second plate (14) is spaced from the first plate (12) to define a cavity (28) there between, a joint (30) operably coupled to the first plate (12) and the second plate (14) and joining them... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

09/07/17 / #20170257320

Aircraft message routing system

Systems and methods for managing aircraft messages are provided. In one embodiment, the method can include receiving a message from an onboard system of an aircraft. The method can include determining a priority associated with the message based, at least in part, on data associated with the message. The data... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247254

Solid hydrogen reaction system and liberation of hydrogen gas

A solid hydrogen reaction system and method of liberating hydrogen gas includes the utilization of a reactor having a body that defines a reaction chamber, having a first narrow end and a second wider end such that the reactor has an increasing cross-sectional area from the first end toward the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/31/17 / #20170248085

System and coordinating a propeller with an electronic engine control

A method and system are provided for coordinating a propeller with a controller module including a machine having a controller module and a propeller mounted to a propeller shaft at a hub. The shaft is arranged to be received in the machine, and a sensor is mounted to the machine,... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/31/17 / #20170248135

Air-cooling system and airflow generator

An air-cooling system (10, 110, 210) utilizing a synthetic jet or airflow generator (20, 120, 220) and airflow generators utilizing piezoelectrics (26, 126, 226) to cool heat-emitting elements (12, 112, 212). Actuation of the piezoelectrics (26, 126, 226) results in movement of one or more flexible structures (22, 24, 122,... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/24/17 / #20170242910

Systems and methods for flexible access of internal data of an avionics system

The present disclosure provides systems and methods that enable flexible access of internal data of an avionics system (e.g., a Flight Management System). Aspects of the present disclosure enable enhanced, flexible and robust recording of flight test data, testing, debugging, and analyzing in-service problems. One example system includes a Configuration... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244306

Method and assembly of a power generation system

A wet cavity electric machine includes a stator core having stator poles formed by a post and a wire wound about the post to form a stator winding, with the stator winding having end turns, a rotor having two rotor poles and configured to rotate relative to the stator and... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/17/17 / #20170232647

Hybrid part manufacturing system and method

A system and method for manufacturing a part in a mold having a mold cavity including a printhead for depositing a first material within the mold cavity, and an injection head for depositing a second material within the mold cavity. A part can be made in the mold cavity by... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/17/17 / #20170233081

Method and aircraft for providing bleed air to an environmental control system

A method and aircraft for providing bleed air to environmental control systems of an aircraft using a gas turbine engine, including determining a bleed air demand for the environmental control systems, supplying low pressure and high pressure bleed air to the environmental control systems, wherein the proportional supplying is controlled... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/17/17 / #20170233104

Real time non-onboard diagnostics of aircraft failures

Systems and methods for diagnosing aircraft failure are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving a first set of data from an aircraft in flight indicative of a failure event associated with the aircraft. The first set of data can be indicative of at least one or more... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

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08/17/17 / #20170236429

Aircraft navigation performance prediction system

Systems and methods for predicting aircraft navigation performance are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include determining that one or more navigational aid measurements are not available to the aircraft. The method can include estimating a future actual navigation performance of the aircraft for a future point in the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/17/17 / #20170237383

Method and power converter unit for operating a generator

A method and power converter unit for operating a generator includes a rotatable shaft operably coupled with a source of rotational force, a rotor mounted to the rotatable shaft and having at least one rotor pole defining a rotatable direct axis, a stator encircling the rotor and having a set... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/10/17 / #20170229028

System and methods for providing situational awareness information for a relative navigation system

System and methods for providing situational awareness information to an aircrew of an aircraft including projecting into space, from a grid generator at the landing zone, a set of lines defining a relative navigation grid and encoded with grid data and configured to identify predetermined points on the relative navigation... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/03/17 / #20170219019

Method and disconnector for disconnecting a drive shaft

A method and disconnector for disconnecting a drive shaft of a drive mechanism from rotating equipment, upon a failure of the drive mechanism or rotating equipment, includes a housing, an arm extending from the housing and movable relative to the housing between a first position and a second position, and... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

07/27/17 / #20170210484

Virtual aircraft operations checklist

Systems and methods for controlling an operations specified by an operations checklist of an aircraft are provided. A method can include providing a user interface for display on a display screen. The user interface can include a checklist having one or more checklist items and can present an interactive virtual... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

07/20/17 / #20170207848

Systems and methods to format and encode aviation data for improved transmittability

Systems and methods for encoding aviation data for improved transmittability are provided. One example system includes one or more processors and a computer-readable medium that stores instructions that when executed by one or more processors cause the one or more processors to obtain a plurality of aviation datasets that respectively... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

07/13/17 / #20170201367

Providing an interface for an avionics data transfer system

Systems and methods for providing an efficient and configurable port interface in an avionics data transfer system are provided. For instance, in one embodiment a set of virtual ports associated with an avionics data transfer system can be defined. At least as a subset of the virtual ports can be... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180962

Aircraft data handoff

Systems and methods for collecting aircraft data from aircrafts within proximity of one another while in-flight are provided. In one embodiment, the method can include receiving, by a first aircraft, a first transmission from a second aircraft. The first transmission can include first data associated with the second aircraft. The... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/25/17 / #20170145979

Method for slow starting a reciprocating engine

A method for slow starting a reciprocating engine having a crankshaft, piston, and piston chamber is disclosed. The method includes applying a force to the crankshaft, sensing an engine characteristic, and determining if an error or fault is present in the engine.... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/18/17 / #20170138501

Control valve and air starting system

A control valve and an air starting system for an engine having a pressurized air source, an air starter, and a control valve. The control valve having a housing defining a flow passage with an inlet port fluidly coupled to the pressurized air source and an outlet port fluidly coupled... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/11/17 / #20170132938

Experimental real-time performance enhancement for aircraft

Systems and methods for enhancing aircraft performance are provided. In one example, a method can include accessing an initial model that defines operating cost of an aircraft at a series of model operating states. The method also can include identifying one or more sample operating states for analyzing aircraft cost... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/04/17 / #20170121011

Determining enhanced operating state for aircraft

Systems and methods for determining an operating state for an aircraft are provided. In one example, a method can include accessing, by one or more computing devices located on an aircraft, a database of precomputed operating parameters associated with aircraft trim determined in a priori process. The method can further... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/04/17 / #20170121027

Enhancing engine performance to improve fuel consumption based on atmospheric rain conditions

Systems and methods for enhancing engine performance based on atmospheric rain conditions are provided. For example, a method can include selecting one or more points along a flight path of an aircraft and receiving a radar reflectivity measurement for each of the one or more points obtained using a radar... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/04/17 / #20170121028

Enhancing engine performance to improve fuel consumption based on atmospheric ice particles

Systems and methods for enhancing engine performance based on atmospheric ice particles are provided. For example, a method can include selecting one or more points along a flight path of an aircraft and receiving a reflectivity measurement for each of the one or more points obtained using a device located... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/04/17 / #20170126018

No break power transfer for multi-source electrical power system

Systems and methods for transferring power delivery between power sources to an electrical bus are provided. More particularly, a multi-source electrical power system can include an electrical bus having at least two power sources that each can be selectively coupled to the electrical bus, for instance, via contactors. At least... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/04/17 / #20170126150

Combined hybrid thermionic and thermoelectric generator

Systems and methods for power generation for an aircraft are provided. In one example embodiment, a power generation system for an aircraft includes a thermionic generator arranged to receive heat from at least one heat source. The thermionic generator is configured to generate electrical power for one or more aircraft... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

04/20/17 / #20170107910

Method and starting an aircraft engine and operating a power architecture for an aircraft

A method and apparatus for starting and operating at least a first starter/generator (S/G) and a second S/G using at least one bi-directional converter and at least one of an AC power source and a first DC power source, including selectively starting at least one of the first S/G or... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/02/17 / #20170057655

Ram air turbine system

A ram air turbine system includes a rotatable shaft, a housing having a body defining an interior, a generator located within the interior and having a stator and a rotor, and a turbine having a first set of blades operably coupled with the rotatable shaft and configured such that airstream... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/23/17 / #20170053463

System and fault detection

A fault monitoring system for an aircraft includes a processor having a fault diagnosis algorithm, a memory connected to the processor, a plurality of sensors located at selected nodes in an electrical network of the aircraft and connected to the processor, and a data collection algorithm in one of the... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/16/17 / #20170045149

Air pressure regulator

An air pressure regulator includes a regulator body defining a hollow interior, an air inlet in communication with the hollow interior and configured to connect with a source of pressurized air, an air outlet fluidly coupled with the air inlet, and a valve stem positioned at the air inlet and... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041137

Cryptographic key loader embedded in removable data cartridge

Systems and methods using a cryptographic key loader embedded in a removable data storage device are provided. In one embodiment, the removable data storage device can include a dedicated key memory storing one or more cryptographic keys for cryptographic processing of data by a host system. The removable data storage... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041138

Cryptographic key server embedded in data transfer system

Systems and methods for managing cryptographic keys in an avionic data transfer system are provided. A host device associated with the avionic data transfer system can receive one or cryptographic keys via a key fill interface. For instance, in one embodiment, the host device can receive one or more cryptographic... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041140

Configuring cryptographic systems

Systems and methods for configuring a cryptographic system, such as an avionic data transfer system associated with an aircraft, are provided. More particularly, systems and methods can be used to assemble a cryptographic key configuration (CKC) for use in a cryptographic system. A CKC can include various components for configuration... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/09/17 / #20170041141

Cryptographic ignition key (cik) embedded in removable data cartridge

Systems and methods using a removable data storage device having an embedded cryptographic ignition key (CIK) are provided. In one embodiment, a CIK device is embedded into a removable data cartridge used to transfer information for cryptographic processing to a host system. When the removable data cartridge is interfaced with... Ge Aviation Systems Llc








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