Patent Number: 8,717,169

Title: Air traffic controller alerting system

Abstract: A monitoring and alerting system for installation in an air traffic control facility. The alerting system monitors the outgoing transmissions from the control facility to secondary locations, the responsiveness of the control facility personnel to aircraft communications or both. The monitoring and alerting system utilizes multiple stages of alerts for the air traffic controllers. In a first stage, a light source is displayed within the control facility. In a second stage, an audible noise is sounded within the control facility. In a third stage, an audible noise of increased volume is sounded in or near the control facility, a notice is sent to command and control and/or an indication is sent to a Central Control Facility. The three stages of alerts are progressively activated if the personnel in the control facility fail to adequately utilize connected equipment monitored by the alerting system within predetermined time periods.

Inventors: Rodger; Bruce C. (Los Angeles, CA), Aimer; Ross F. (San Clemente, CA)

Assignee: Velocity Metrics, LLC

International Classification: G08B 21/00 (20060101); G08B 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018