Method and system for aircraft conflict detection and resolution

Conflict detection approaches for aircraft are designed to predict potential collisions between two or more aircraft. Conventional aircraft conflict detection approaches typically predict the path of a first aircraft for a predetermined look-ahead time interval, and determine whether a second aircraft is likely to come within a predetermined distance of the first aircraft during that time interval. This invention detects potential conflicts without a predetermined look-ahead time threshold. It determines the time for issuing resolution alerts dynamically based on the relative movements of the aircraft and the first aircraft’s maneuver capabilities.

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Patent #: 8,892,348 Issue Date: November 19, 2014