There's A New Chute Patent In Town... | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Thu, Jun 09, 2011

There's A New Chute Patent In Town...

Aviation Safety Resources Granted New Patent for 'TriChute' Safe Landing System

Aviation Safety Resources has been awarded patent No. 7934682 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its TriChute Safe Landing System. The new patent revises and updates the technology from a previous patent. The TriChute Safe Landing System is designed to equip GA aircraft with a pilot-controlled mechanism that lands passengers and aircraft safely in the event of an in-flight emergency. The technology activates a series of ballistic systems that separate the passenger compartment from the fuel-containing wings and deploys three parachutes that bring the passengers and wings down in separate, controlled level landings.

"The fact is, three parachutes are better than one," said Dario P. Manfredi, ASR president. "ASR's TriChute technology expands and improves upon existing single-chute designs which are limited to smaller aircraft. The TriChute system is designed to safely land six-passenger aircraft and, down the road, even commuter jets, larger fixed aircraft and helicopters. We believe it will become the standard in aircraft design defining a new era in aviation safety."

The additional patent 'adds to the strength of the company's intellectual property portfolio,' which includes the original TriChute safety system (U.S. Patent No. 5,009,374) proven and tested in 1967 by Manfredi's father, Dario J. Manfredi, using a specially equipped Stinson Voyager in an FAA-sanctioned flight at Lakehurst (NJ) Naval Air Station. The system worked as designed, separating the wings and bringing the fuselage down safely with little or no damage.

In addition to ASR's two patents, the company's application for a sensor-based Smart Recovery System (SRS) has been accepted for both national and international review and is in the final stages of approval with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Applying sensor systems currently available in commercial and military aircraft to general aviation aircraft, the Smart Recovery System detects the environment in which the aircraft is operating and makes decisions based on monitoring data. The system immediately evaluates an emergency situation, identifies the devices and systems available on the aircraft, and then automatically deploys the appropriate device and/or system in the safest manner unless overridden by the pilot.

The Smart Recovery System is designed to deploy whatever safety systems are available on the aircraft to rectify an in-flight emergency. Among the devices and systems deployed are verbal warning systems, fire extinguisher systems, autopilot, flight control systems, airbags and ballistic parachute recovery systems including the TriChute Landing System.  

FMI: www.aviationsafetyresources.com, http://aviationsafetyresources.com/content/view/18/33

Advertisement

More News

Airborne At OSH15 Day 5 Redux: Inhofe's Mission, NextGen GA Fund, New Kitfox

Also: Cicare 8, Switchblade Update, Beringer Alaskan Bush Gear, Jack Pelton Interview - Final E-I-C Note: Regularly Daily Airborne Unlimited Programming will resume this Monday now>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.01.15)

The BD-5 Web Site The official home of the BD-5 network, the purpose of this web site is to provide information about the Bede Aircraft BD-5, an experimental, homebuilt, single-sea>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.01.15): Notice To Airmen (NOTAM)

A notice containing information (not known sufficiently in advance to publicize by other means) concerning the establishment, condition, or change in any component (facility, servi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.01.15)

"The fairing separation is one of our very first critical events. If it doesn't work as planned, it's probable the mission cannot continue." Source: Mike Hawes, Lockheed Martin Ori>[...]

ANN FAQ: Aero-Twitters Offer Instant Alerts For Breaking News

Say Hello To Aero-Twitter! Twitter is designed to work on a mobile phone as well as on a computer (and can be accessed via your IM clients). All Twitter messages (called "Tweets", >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC