US 9,810,770 B1
Efficient retrieval of aviation data and weather over low bandwidth links
Shimon Weichbrod, Baltimore, MD (US); and David Graves, Seattle, WA (US)
Assigned to ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC., Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
Filed by Shimon Weichbrod, Baltimore, MD (US); and David Graves, Seattle, WA (US)
Filed on Jul. 3, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/323,766.
Int. Cl. G01S 13/95 (2006.01); G01S 7/24 (2006.01); G01S 7/10 (2006.01); G01S 7/04 (2006.01)
CPC G01S 7/24 (2013.01) [G01S 13/953 (2013.01); G01S 7/04 (2013.01); G01S 7/10 (2013.01); G01S 13/95 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of selectively displaying an image representative of a weather condition in relation to an aircraft, the method comprising:
selecting, on a display screen, a display area to display weather data based on the location of the aircraft;
selecting a weather condition to display in the display area from among a plurality of potential weather conditions;
transmitting to an external weather data source the selected display area and the selected weather condition;
determining, at the external weather data source, that a weather condition from among the plurality of potential weather conditions is detected outside the selected display area and that the weather condition detected outside the selected display area is relevant to the aircraft based on a flight path of the aircraft and a severity of the weather condition detected outside the selected display area;
receiving, from the external weather data source, weather data representative of the selected weather condition for the selected display area and representative of the weather condition detected outside the selected display area and determined to be relevant to the aircraft, the weather data including location data for the weather conditions; and
displaying the image representative of the selected weather condition within the selected display area and the weather condition determined to be relevant to the aircraft outside the selected display area, the image based on the received weather data.