US 9,810,541 B2
Methods and apparatus for reducing the size of received data transmission during vehicle travel
Jiri Vasek, Brno (CZ); Zdenek Eichler, Olomouc (CZ); Matej Dusik, Brno (CZ); and Jan Bilek, Jihomoravsky kraj (CZ)
Assigned to Honeywell International Inc., Morris Plains, NJ (US)
Filed by HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC., Morris Plains, NJ (US)
Filed on Nov. 16, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/942,642.
Prior Publication US 2017/0138745 A1, May 18, 2017
Int. Cl. G01C 21/34 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06Q 10/04 (2012.01); G06Q 50/30 (2012.01)
CPC G01C 21/34 (2013.01) [G06F 17/30241 (2013.01); G06Q 10/047 (2013.01); G06Q 50/30 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
8. A system for obtaining updated travel condition data onboard an aircraft, the system comprising:
a communication device onboard the aircraft, the communication device configured to communicate with a remote server, via a satellite uplink, to obtain aeronautical information system (AIS) data and meteorological (MET) data;
a navigation system onboard the aircraft, the navigation system configured to obtain a current position of the aircraft using navigation system data;
a user interface configured to receive user input indicating a selected distance quantity of a predetermined travel route;
a display element configured to present aeronautical information system (AIS) data and meteorological (MET) data for the aircraft during flight;
system memory; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the communication device, the navigation system, the user interface, the display element, and the system memory, the at least one processor configured to:
obtain the current position of the aircraft, via the navigation system onboard the aircraft;
receive the user input indicating the selected distance quantity of the predetermined travel route, via the user interface communicatively coupled to the at least one processor;
identify:
a current subset of the predetermined travel route that is ahead of the aircraft, based on the selected distance quantity and the current position of the aircraft during traveling; and
future subsets of the predetermined travel route, based on the selected distance quantity and previously-traveled subsets behind the aircraft during travel;
request a set of data for the current subset, via the communication device, the set of data comprising the AIS data and the MET data for the current subset, the updated travel condition data comprising the set of data;
receive the set of data, via the satellite uplink to the communication device, in response to requesting the set of data;
present the set of data onboard the aircraft, via the display element;
automatically request updated data for one of the future subsets when the aircraft reaches the one of the future subsets, based on a later position of the aircraft and the selected distance quantity, wherein the updated data comprises the AIS data and the MET data for the one of the future subsets;
receive the updated data, via the satellite uplink to the communication device, in response to automatically requesting the updated data; and
present the updated data onboard the aircraft, via the display element.