Patent Number: 7,711,455

Title: Propulsion controlled aircraft computer

Abstract: A low-cost, easily retrofit Propulsion Controlled Aircraft (PCA) system for use on a wide range of commercial and military aircraft consists of an propulsion controlled aircraft computer that reads in aircraft data including aircraft state, pilot commands and other related data, calculates aircraft throttle position for a given maneuver commanded by the pilot, and then displays both current and calculated throttle position on a cockpit display to show the pilot where to move throttles to achieve the commanded maneuver, or is automatically sent digitally to command the engines directly.

Inventors: Cogan; Bruce R. (Lancaster, CA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

International Classification: G01C 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018