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Navigation Deviation Detection, Protection & Authorization System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015412D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jan-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Navigation Deviation Detection, Protection Authorization System Disclosed is an invention publication related to the transportation and airline industries entitled: The Navigation Deviation Detection, Protection Authorization System. This invention publication suggests a specific approach for authorization of navigational deviations of aviation aircraft, trucks, and other types transportation vehicles while carrying either human lifeform and/or hazardous materials. Navigational deviation detection via currently known methods, including GPS but not limited to, can be leveraged and enhanced when in combination with other advanced navigational instrumentation to assist in critical situations where people and materials are in transport. This inspection of transport vehicles considers: aircraft, aircraft ground equipment vehicles, trucks, cars, trains, busses, and any other type of transport vehicle (including ships or boats). Authorization of deviation can be determined in numerous ways, including: Biometric authentication, electronic key and Government authorized devices with Passwords (either voice delivered or entered and communicated back to the deviation authority), and/or other known highly secured/encrypted mechanisms. In the simplest case, consider the truck containing hazardous chemicals. GPS and a device like a SINE keyfob could become quite effective in authentication. However, it is the intent of this disclosure to factor all situations possible. Therefore, this invention will also address the most serious case, that is, the Aircraft in distress. The act of authentication can be considered in a number of ways depending on the type of transportation equipment in question; however, the act of authentication is binary either authentication is valid or it is not. There is absolutely no in-between degree(s) of authentication. Let us consider both sides of authentication, and the required actions which can be deployed depending on the state of the situation for the effected equipment. If authentication is valid, let's say, and validation of the navigational deviation permission requested is reasonable, deviation is then granted and the new path can be initiated while continuing to be monitored by appropriate authorities. These authorities can be company-owned, but in many cases where hazardous materials or many people are involved with this equipment, it would be prudent to have cognizant Government authorities

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Navigation Deviation Detection, Protection & Authorization System

   Disclosed is an invention publication related to the transportation and airline industries entitled: The Navigation Deviation Detection, Protection & Authorization System. This invention publication suggests a specific approach for authorization of navigational deviations of aviation aircraft, trucks, and other types transportation vehicles while carrying either human lifeform and/or hazardous materials. Navigational deviation detection via currently known methods, including GPS but not limited to, can be leveraged and enhanced when in combination with other advanced navigational instrumentation to assist in critical situations where people and materials are in transport. This inspection of transport vehicles considers: aircraft, aircraft ground equipment vehicles, trucks, cars, trains, busses, and any other type of transport vehicle (including ships or boats).

Authorization of deviation can be determined in numerous ways, including: Biometric authentication, electronic key and Government authorized devices with Passwords (either voice delivered or entered and communicated back to the deviation authority), and/or other known highly secured/encrypted mechanisms. In the simplest case, consider the truck containing hazardous chemicals. GPS and a device like a SINE keyfob could become quite effective in authentication. However, it is the intent of this disclosure to factor all situations possible. Therefore, this invention will also address the most serious case, that is, the Aircraft in distress. The act of authentication can be considered in a number of ways depending on the type of transportation equipment in question; however, the act of authentication is binary - either authentication is valid or it is not. There is absolutely no in-between degree(s) of authentication.

Let us consider both sides of authentication, and the required actions which can be deployed depending on the state of the situation for the effected equipment. If authentication is valid, let's say, and validation of the navigational deviation permission requested is reasonable, deviation is then granted and the new path can be initiated while continuing to be monitored by appropriate authorities. These authorities can be company-owned, but in many cases where hazardous materials or many people are involved with this equipment, it would be prudent to have cognizant Government authorities
(e.g., ATC, NTSB, FAA, Law Enforcement, etc.) immediately involved. This case is the simplest to conceive.

Let's explore the more difficult case of authentication, when it is not possible to confirm (100%) authentication. If authentication is invalid, or permission is denied but deviation proceeds, navigation is immediately enforced in a combination of ways, by authorized authorities. In the case of an aircraft, this can be accomplished via lock-down of critical airship controls, such as: cockpit yokes relinquished...