US Patent No. 9,884,679

AIRCRAFT STEERING SYSTEM CONTROLLER


Patent No. 9,884,679
Issue Date February 06, 2018
Title Aircraft Steering System Controller
Inventorship Louis-Emmanuel Romana, Bristol (GB)
Miguel Angel Gama, Bristol (GB)
Assignee Airbus Operations Limited, Bristol (GB) Airbus Operations (S.A.S.), Toulo...

Claim of US Patent No. 9,884,679

1. An aircraft steering system comprising:
a steerable nose-landing gear, and
controller configured:
to receive a steering input representative of a desired direction of travel of the steerable nose landing gear, and
to receive one or more force-based inputs representative of lateral forces acting upon the nose landing gear,
wherein the lateral forces are forces with a component in a lateral direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis and a vertical
axis of the aircraft, and

wherein the controller is adapted to automatically adjust the steering input based upon the one or more force-based inputs
and output an adjusted steering command for a steering actuator of the nose landing gear.