US Patent No. 10,117,260

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING AND SHARING OF INFORMATION FOR AIRCRAFT


Patent No. 10,117,260
Issue Date October 30, 2018
Title Method And System For Communicating And Sharing Of Information For Aircraft
Inventorship Fany Barailler, Toulouse (FR)
Nicolas Rossi, Toulouse (FR)
Antoine Lacombe, Toulouse (FR)
Assignee Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,117,260

1. A method of communicating and sharing information between an onboard system loaded onboard an aircraft and at least one ground control system, the method comprising:identifying a situation from among a set of predetermined situations comprising at least one nominal situation and a critical situation;
obtaining, from a data structure recorded beforehand associated with the identified situation, a first set of information elements usable by a first system from among the onboard system and a ground control system;
determining, from the first set of information elements, and from pieces of information recorded beforehand, a set of pieces of information unavailable in the first system;
establishing at least one first request to be sent from the first system to at least one second system, the at least one second system being different from the first system and selected from among the onboard system and a ground control system, to request information of the set of pieces of information unavailable in the first system;
sending the at least one first request from the first system to the at least one second system; and
receiving a second system first decision associated with the identified situation made in the at least one second system, taking into account the information available in the first system and transmitted to the at least one second system.