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Aircraft high current switch module

A switch module includes a first single-throw switch having a first input terminal 20 switchable to a common terminal. A second single-throw switch has a second input terminal switchable to the common terminal. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Stator support for an electric machine

A stator support 40 for an electric machine 10 includes a radial cut 70 in a support ring 46 that releases hoop stress in the support ring 46 and enables more radial displacement during heating and cold soak cycles in the stator 12, 16, thereby allowing a larger range of thermal conditions for the electric machine 10.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Fuel cell emergency power system

A method and system (60) for generating emergency power includes a hydrogen storage system (62) configured to supply hydrogen gas, an air delivery system (64) configured to supply air at a predetermined temperature, and a fuel cell system (66) coupled with the hydrogen storage system and the air delivery system and configured to generate power at a power output from a chemical reaction involving the hydrogen gas and the air at the predetermined temperature.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Electronics chassis assembly

A method and apparatus for heat-dissipation in an electronics chassis can include a housing having an interior and exterior, at least two walls, at least one of which is a thermally conductive wall, a heat spreader operably coupled to at least a portion of the housing to dissipate or spread heat from a heat producing component.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Space vector modulation in aerospace applications

Systems and methods for reducing switching losses in an electrical system in an aircraft are provided. In one example implementation, a method can include receiving dc power at an inverter of an electrical power system of an aircraft. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Rotating diode fault detection

Systems and methods for detecting a diode fault are provided. In one example implementation, a method for determining a diode fault condition in a rotating rectifier associated with an electrical machine in an aircraft includes obtaining, by one or more processors, a signal associated with a diode of a rotating rectifier; determining, by the one or more processors, a frequency of interest; isolating, by the one or more processors, the frequency of interest from the signal to generate an isolated signal; determining, by the one or more processors, an amplitude of the isolated frequency of interest; and determining, by the one or more processors, a diode fault condition based on the determined amplitude.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Power distribution system including a commutation device

There is provided a power distribution system for power delivery to a load. The power distribution system includes a commutation device disposed between the load and a power source. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Map-based trip trajectory and data integration system

Systems and methods for mapping trip trajectories include identifying one or more vehicle trips (e.g., aircraft flights). One or more trajectory configurations associated with at least a portion of each vehicle trip can be identified, and location data associated with the one or more vehicle trips can be requested. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Method and system for load sharing among multiple dc generators

There is provided a system for use with a set of generators. The system includes a processor and a memory including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform certain operations. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Systems and methods for rescheduling airline passengers

Systems and methods for rescheduling passengers are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for rescheduling passengers. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Method and apparatus for operating a power system architecture

A method and apparatus for operating a power system architecture including an electrical power storage system, a power distribution bus selectively connected with the electrical power storage device, a hydraulic pump selectively connected with the electrical power storage device and a controller module communicatively connected with the electrical power storage system and the hydraulic pump.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

A passive leakage management circuit for a switch leakage current

A passive leakage management circuit (401) for a switch leakage current includes a switch (44) having operable in a first operating mode, wherein the switch output supplies an output current having a first predetermined voltage, and a second operating mode, wherein the switch output supplies a leakage current having a second voltage, a first current path, and a leakage current path.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

System and method for protecting a solid-state power controller

An electrical power distribution system can distribute electricity from a source to a load, and can comprise at least one solid state power controller (sspc) having an input coupled to the source and an output coupled to the load. The sspc can include an open shunt switch connecting the input to ground. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

Fan with shut-off valve and method of operating

A fan with a housing defining an interior and a flow path therein and a valve assembly including a valve element disposed in the flow path and configured to rotate between an opened position and a closed position, wherein the valve element closes the flow path and a linkage assembly and a method of operating.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/24/18 / #20180142624

Engine door with burst seal

A method and apparatus for a gas turbine engine including a core engine a nacelle surrounding at least a portion of the core engine and defining an interior with an opening. An access door for the opening to provide selective access to the opening where the access door provides pressure relief for the interior.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/24/18 / #20180141675

Auxiliary power unit with solid oxide fuel cell for an aircraft

An auxiliary power unit and a method for providing electricity to an aircraft with the auxiliary power unit where the auxiliary power unit includes a turbine with a compressor and an output shaft. A combustor coupled to the turbine and to a fuel source, and a solid oxide fuel cell coupled to the combustor, the compressor and to the fuel source.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/24/18 / #20180141674

Power system for more electric aircraft

Systems and methods for providing power to one or more loads on an aircraft are provided. A power system for an aircraft can include a first fuel cell configured to provide base power to one or more loads on the aircraft. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/17/18 / #20180138716

System and method for power distribution

A system for aircraft power distribution (100) includes a source of energy (112) to deliver an input power; a bus contactor (122); a set of switches (130) connected between the bus contactor and a set of essential and non-essential devices (132); a current analysis component (315) to determine a power level drawn from the source of current by the set of essential and non-essential devices (132); a variation reduction component (317) to determine an energization schedule of the set of essential and non-essential devices (132) based on reducing temporal variation in the input power drawn from the source of energy (112) to the bus contactor (122); and a switch control component (319) configured to adjust the set of switches (130) according to the energization schedule. If too much power is drawn, the set of switches (130) will be configured such as not to exceed the maximum power rating of the source (112).. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/17/18 / #20180135586

Air starter and methods for determining hydrostatic lock

Air starter and methods for determining hydrostatic lock in a combustion engine during a start sequence with an air starter, including during the start sequence of the combustion engine, monitoring a speed parameter indicative of a rotational speed of the turbine air starter and a pressure parameter indicative of an inlet air pressure of the turbine air starter, and determining that a hydrostatic lock condition exists in the combustion engine based on both the speed threshold and the pressure threshold.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134413

Taxi vehicle for moving an aircraft

In one aspect, there is disclosed a taxi vehicle comprising a chassis having a coupler to connect to a coupling location of a craft and a set of wheels with at least one electric motor coupled to the set of wheels. The taxi vehicle can include a fuel cell coupled to the at least one electric motor and a battery coupled to the fuel cell. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134408

Systems, methods, and devices for bipolar high voltage direct current ground fault detection

Systems, methods, and devices for aircraft power distribution include a bipolar high voltage direct current source component; an electrical loading component capable of drawing electrical power from the bipolar high voltage direct current source component; a set of switching components configured to selectively couple power from the bipolar high voltage dc source component to the electrical loading and a ground fault interruption component coupled to the set of switching components. The ground fault interruption component is configured to detect a ground fault based on a sensed difference between a current flowing out of the set of switching components and back from the electrical loading component.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/17/18 / #20180134401

Power source for an aircraft

A power source for an aircraft including a solid oxide fuel cell and a solid oxide fuel cell along with a solid oxide fuel cell multi-power source. At least one battery is electrically coupled to the solid oxide fuel cell, the solid oxide fuel cell, and an aircraft distribution network to supply electricity to the aircraft and also for becoming recharged by the solid oxide fuel cell and the solid oxide fuel cell.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/10/18 / #20180131179

Method for operating an electrical circuit

A method for operating an electrical circuit for controllably delivering power from a power source to an electrical load including a switch further configured to operate in a first conducting mode and a second non-conducting mode, and a controller, the method includes ceasing delivering power from the power source to the electrical load.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/10/18 / #20180130357

Ground-based data acquisition system

Systems and methods for navigating an aerial vehicle are provided. One example aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a method for navigating an aircraft. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

05/03/18 / #20180124953

Method and apparatus for heat-dissipation in electronics

A method and apparatus for heat-dissipation utilizing a fin assembly including one or more fins organized on a wall or base surface. The fins can extend into a flow of fluid passing along the wall or base surface to convectively cool the fins, which can transfer heat from heat-producing components, such as electronics.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097424

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 stator and a channel for liquid coolant to flow through the rotor, and at least one fluid port in fluid communication with the channel and the stator winding end turns wherein the end turns will be exposed to liquid coolant passing through the channel.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180096598

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 operating the vehicle.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

04/05/18 / #20180094876

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/08/18 / #20180069466

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 receiving the comparator output signal and configured to drive the power converter, wherein the regulating system controls the power converter to generate a voltage output consistent with the target voltage output on a cycle per cycle basis.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/08/18 / #20180069383

Power distribution rack assembly

An apparatus for distributing power from a power source to a set of power outputs using a power distribution rack includes a manifold having a set of bus bar channels in a wall, a set of electronic cards, and a set of bus bars received in the set of bus bar channels and coupling a power source to the electronic cards, wherein the electronic cards route the power from the power source to the power outputs.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/08/18 / #20180067480

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 output of the deterioration cost model, an estimated deterioration cost associated with the candidate set of control commands; input the estimated deterioration cost into a cost function to obtain a total estimated cost associated with the candidate set of control commands; and determine an improved set of control commands based at least in part on the total estimated cost and the cost function.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/08/18 / #20180065753

Deicing module for an aircraft and method for 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/01/18 / #20180057173

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 controlled such that the conditioned air stream satisfies the determined bleed air demand.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/01/18 / #20180057172

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 controlled such that the conditioned air stream satisfies the determined bleed air demand.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/01/18 / #20180057171

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 controlled such that the conditioned air stream satisfies the determined bleed air demand.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

03/01/18 / #20180057170

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 controlled such that the conditioned air stream satisfies the determined bleed air demand.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/22/18 / #20180054146

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 and a load capacitance driven by the generator, calculate a voltage signal value based on the amplitude and the phase angle, and can adjust a dc link voltage provided by the generator and across the load resistance according to the voltage signal value.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/22/18 / #20180054145

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 and a load capacitance driven by the generator, calculate a voltage signal value based on the amplitude and the phase angle, and can adjust a dc link voltage provided by the generator and across the load resistance according to the voltage signal value.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/22/18 / #20180054053

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039445

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039401

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/08/18 / #20180038489

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

02/01/18 / #20180034395

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 mover of the aircraft, and that converts ac power, obtained from the starter/generator after the prime mover have been started, to dc power in a generate mode of the starter/generator. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034385

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 a first ac output, and an exciter power module having a second dc input and a second ac output.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180033318

Sense and avoid maneuvering

Systems and methods for navigating an unmanned aerial vehicle are provided. The method includes detecting a possible obstacle. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180033313

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180032074

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/01/18 / #20180032073

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/25/18 / #20180026568

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 the prime mover have been started, to dc power in a generate mode of the starter/generator. A four leg inverter is coupled with a dc power output (452) of the starter/generator and has an inverter/converter/controller (icc) (580) with a four leg mosfet-based bridge configuration that drives the starter/generator in a start mode for starting a prime mover of the aircraft, and converts dc power to ac power in a generate mode of the starter/generator. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/25/18 / #20180026504

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 stator and a rotor channel for liquid coolant to flow through the rotor to a set of coolant apertures, and a set of rotor pole coolant channels aligned with and proximate to the set of rotor poles. The liquid coolant flow extracts heat from the generator.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/25/18 / #20180025652

Display of intensity profile discs

According to an example, coordinates in a coordinate space of a display device at which a line is to be displayed may be determined. A first set of intensity profile discs corresponding to the determined coordinates and a second set of intensity profile discs having inverted intensity profiles from the first set of intensity profile discs may be identified. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/25/18 / #20180023529

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 mover of the aircraft, and that converts ac power, obtained from the starter/generator after the prime mover have been started, to dc power in a generate mode of the. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/18/18 / #20180017977

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 output side of the valve assembly system. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/18/18 / #20180017611

Method and apparatus for 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 (26) encircling the conductor. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180012152

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180011481

Prognostic rules for predicting a part failure

A device may receive equipment information, associated with a first equipment, including information associated with anomalies identified based on operational information collected during operation of the first equipment, and messages generated during the operation of the first equipment. The device may receive maintenance information, associated with the first equipment, that identifies one or more part failures associated with one or more equipment parts. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010982

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/11/18 / #20180010481

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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180004536

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180004197

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180003800

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180003755

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/04/18 / #20180002040

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/28/17 / #20170372723

Natural travel mode description system

Systems and methods for providing natural language annunciations are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving a set of data indicative of a user input associated with one or more travel modes. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 processors and memory devices, as well as one or more radio transmitter/receivers. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364207

Correction of vibration-induced error for touch screen display in an aircraft

Systems and methods for correcting a vibration-induced error on a touch screen display device on an aircraft are provided. A method can include providing a user interface for display on a touch screen display device. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/30/17 / #20170341773

Aircraft component monitoring system

Systems and methods for determining aircraft component phase position are provided. In one embodiment, a method can include receiving a set of data from a data acquisition system associated with a component. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339805

Method and apparatus for 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 of the housing, a heat generating component located within the interior of the housing, and a thermal plane thermally coupled to the heat generating component and configured to direct heat away from the heat generating component.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/23/17 / #20170337030

Displaying data by a display system

Systems and methods of displaying data are provided. For instance, a display system associated with a vehicle can include a first display implemented within a display housing, a transparent cover disposed over the first display device, and a second display device implemented within the display housing. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

11/16/17 / #20170330427

System and method for 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 transceiver is configured to receive signals from the status module and to transmit a sound.. . ... 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 the plurality of software components and dedicating a set in the set-associative cache for the at least one component demand set. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 phase change material and changing phase at a second temperature, which is greater than the first temperature.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

10/26/17 / #20170307308

Heat transfer assemblies

A heat transfer assembly for transferring heat from a heat generating electrical element and having a porous element having a portion configured to contact the heat generating element and a moveable diaphragm having a portion adjacent the porous element and where the diaphragm is moveable between an extended position towards the porous element and a retracted position away from the porous element.. . ... 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. ... 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 / #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 on the flexible structure.. . ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 together, piezoelectrics (34) located on each of the first plate (12) and the second plate (14) wherein actuation of the piezoelectrics (34) results in movement of the first plate (12) and the second plate (14) to increase the volume of the cavity (28) to draw air in (200) and then decrease the volume of the cavity (28) to push out the drawn in air (202).. . ... 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, 124, 221) to increase the volume of one or more cavities (28, 30, 32, 128, 228, 230, 232) to draw air in and then decrease the volume of the one or more cavities (28, 30, 32, 128, 228, 230, 232) to push out the drawn in air.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/31/17 / #20170248085

System and method for 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, connected to the electronic controller module, and configured to sense the propeller when the propeller shaft is received in the machine.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/31/17 / #20170247254

Solid hydrogen reaction system and method of 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 second end, for facilitating a reaction to liberate hydrogen gas stored in a hydrogen storage solid located within the reaction chamber.. . ... 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 a channel for liquid coolant to flow through the rotor to at least one nozzle, and liquid coolant sprays from the at least one nozzle at least a portion of the stator windings.. . ... 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. ... 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 of stator windings, and a power output electrically coupled with the set of stator windings and operable in a power generating mode and a power absorption mode. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/17/17 / #20170234921

Locating electrical faults in a circuit

The present embodiments are directed to locating electrical faults in an electrical circuit, in particular electrical faults in transmission wires of an electrical circuit. Examples of the present embodiments provide a method and apparatus for opening a switch in the electrical circuit to cause an open circuit or discontinuity at the fault; transmitting a signal to be reflected from the open circuit or discontinuity and receiving the signal reflected from the open circuit or discontinuity to determine the location of the fault. ... 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. ... 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 such that the conditioned air stream meets the determined bleed air demand.. . ... 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 the cooperative use of both injection molding and additive manufacturing steps.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/10/17 / #20170230043

A passive leakage management circuit for a switch leakage current

A passive leakage management circuit for a switch leakage current includes a switch being operable in a first operating mode, wherein the switch output supplies an output current having a first predetermined voltage. In a second operating mode, the switch output supplies a leakage current having a second voltage, a first current path, and a leakage current path.. ... 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 grid that provide situational awareness, detecting, with a detector module on the aircraft, a location of the aircraft within the grid and generating and displaying situational awareness information based on detected location.. . ... 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 a parting tool on a distal end of the arm.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

08/03/17 / #20170217565

Propeller blades having icephobic coating

A propeller blade for rotation about a hub assembly is provided, wherein the propeller blade defines a radial direction along its length from a blade root to a blade tip, the propeller blade including a radially inner region, a radially outer region located between the blade root and the blade tip at a position where rotational forces on the blade are sufficient, in use, to remove ice from an uncoated blade, a coating disposed at least along a leading edge of the propeller blade, the coating including an icephobic material, wherein the coating extends along the propeller blade from the radially inner region to the radially outer region.. . ... 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. ... 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 describe a plurality of conditions associated with an aircraft; and format the plurality of aviation datasets into a plurality of video frames. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

06/15/17 / #20170170583

Distributing wiring board connections

The present embodiments relate to providing electrical connectivity to electric-powered components mounted in parallel on a wiring board. An electrical apparatus is provided in which electricity is conducted from an electrically conductive member onto first and second electrically conductive pathways, of a wiring board through the use of first and second resiliently-deformable electrically conductive connectors. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

06/15/17 / #20170169632

Method for detecting a bleed air system fault

A method of detecting a fault in a bleed air system of an aircraft having multiple engines is disclosed. The method includes transmitting a bleed air flow rate from multiple engines, determining a difference between the transmitted bleed air flow rates to define a difference value, and determining, by a controller, a fault condition with the bleed air system based on the difference value.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

06/15/17 / #20170166324

Power distribution connector

A power distribution connector is provided, which includes an electrically conductive bus bar configured to conduct electricity between a power-supplying node and an opposing power-consuming node, and has a set of surfaces between the opposing nodes and a thermally conductive polymer having a first surface abutting at least a portion of a subset of the bus bar surfaces and a second surface spaced from the first surface.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

06/08/17 / #20170161963

Method of identifying anomalies

A method of identifying anomalies in a monitored system includes acquiring input data from a plurality of sensors in the monitored system. Preprocessing the acquired data to prepare it for modeling leaves a first data subset that feeds into a normal gaussian mixture model built using normal operating conditions of the monitored system. ... 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 to the air starter, a valve body movable between an opened and closed positions to selectively open and close one of the inlet and outlet ports, resulting in a corresponding opening and closing of the control valve, and a linear motor operably coupled to the valve body to move the valve body between the opened and closed positions.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 on the aircraft. ... 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 device located on the aircraft. ... 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

04/20/17 / #20170107910

Method and apparatus for 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 second s/g in an ac start mode or in a dc start mode, and supplying electrical power to a set of electrical loads.. . ... 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 passing through the first set of blades rotates the shaft.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/23/17 / #20170054438

Systems, methods, and devices for bipolar high voltage direct current electrical power distribution

Systems, methods and devices for aircraft power distribution include a bipolar high voltage direct current source component; an electrical loading component capable of drawing electrical power from the bipolar high voltage direct current source component; a set of switching components configured to selectively couple power from the bipolar high voltage dc source component to the electrical loading; and a transient suppression component. The transient suppression component is configured to limit current flowing through the first or the second subset of the set of switching components when the first and the second subsets are not in the same state.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/23/17 / #20170053463

System and method of 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 processor or the plurality of sensors. Each sensor is configured to continuously monitor voltage and current of the electrical network at its selected node and to transmit data representative of the monitored voltage and current to the processor. ... 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 configured to regulate the pressure of the pressurized air for the air outlet by way of movement of the valve stem relative to the air inlet.. . ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

02/02/17 / #20170030265

Bleed air valve a turbine engine with anti-ice valve assembly and method of operating

An anti-ice valve, a turbine engine including an anti-ice valve assembly and a method of operating an anti-ice valve where an anti-ice valve has a housing and a valve element configured to control a flow of hot bleed air through the housing, and a muscle air passage extending through the housing, a cooling air passage extending through the housing, and a heat exchanger located within the housing and having heat transfer surfaces in thermal communication with the muscle air passage and the cooling air passage.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/19/17 / #20170019478

Apparatus and method of operating a system

An apparatus and method of operating a system includes receiving, at a network interface configured for specialized network protocol networks, a set of data frames and storing the received set of data frames for later retrieval, and retrieving a subset of the data frames from the network interface by a retrieval module.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/19/17 / #20170018192

System and method of refining trajectories for aircraft

Systems and methods of refining trajectories for aircraft include a trajectory prediction module for predicting a set of four-dimensional trajectories for aircraft; and a constraint selector module for determining a set of constraints based on the set of four-dimensional trajectories. The trajectory can be refined by mapping values for a goal associated with the set of four-dimensional trajectories based on the determined set of constraints and estimating additional values for the goal based on the mapped values.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/19/17 / #20170015404

Hub assembly and propeller assemblies

Hub assembly and propeller blade assemblies incorporating partial hub assembly having a backing plate with a set of partial root seats and a set of clamps selectively operably couplable to the backing plate with each clamp defining a second partial root seat and wherein when a clamp is coupled to the backing plate a root seat is formed, propeller blades having roots are received within the root seats.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/12/17 / #20170011639

Method of automatically controlling the descent phase of an aircraft using aircraft avionics executing a descent algorithm

A method of controlling the flight of an aircraft by automatically controlling the descent phase of an aircraft using a flight management system and flight guidance system (fms & fgs) to control the air speed of the air craft and respond to an over speed condition.. . ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/12/17 / #20170008612

Pitch control assembly and propeller assembly and method of adjusting pitch

Pitch control assembly and propeller blade assembly having a spider hub are disclosed. The spider hub includes a hub and a set of arms spaced circumferentially about the hub and projecting radially from the hub, wherein the set of arms are configured to receive a set of blades such that a blade root of a blade is rotationally mountable into an arm included in the set of arms, a crosshead located within the hub and axially moveable relative to the hub, a torque tube located in the arm and extending into the hub, wherein a pitch angle of the blade can be adjusted by axially moving the crosshead to rotate the torque tube to effect a corresponding rotation of the blade.. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc

01/12/17 / #20170008610

Aircraft and method of countering aerodynamic effects of propeller wake

An aircraft is disclosed, the aircraft having a fuselage having a centerline, and a wing extending from the fuselage and having a leading edge and a trailing edge. Additionally, the aircraft includes an engine mounted to the wing and having a rotating output shaft, and a propeller operably coupled to the output shaft and generating a rotating flow field to define a propeller wake when the propeller is rotated by the rotating output shaft. ... Ge Aviation Systems Llc








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