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Tactile Refuel Panel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247546D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 108K

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Abstract

The Integrated Refuel Panel (IRP) is the main Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a refuel operator to perform fuelling operations for aircrafts. It involves several constraints, in terms of aircraft performance and operators safety. The described solution is a software function that can be accessible on-aircraft and off-aircraft with an HMI that is equivalent to that of the hardware IRP that enables the following functionalities: the display of fuelling operations data, and the control of fuelling operations functions and equipment

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Tactile Refuel Panel

Abstract

The Integrated Refuel Panel (IRP) is the main Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a refuel operator to perform fuelling operations for aircrafts. It involves several constraints, in terms of aircraft performance and operators safety.

The described solution is a software function that can be accessible on-aircraft and off-aircraft with an HMI that is equivalent to that of the hardware IRP that enables the following functionalities: the display of fuelling operations data, and the control of fuelling operations functions and equipment

Context and technical problem

The Integrated Refuel Panel (IRP) is the main Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a refuel operator to perform fuelling operations for aircrafts.

An IRP involves the following constraints:

Hardware development and qualification cost

Weight (~5kg)

Installation complexity & cost

Additional Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) required for operation Maintenance cost

Spare LRUs management & inventory cost

Description of the solution

The described solution is a Tactile Refuel Panel that offers an equivalent HMI for a refuel operator to perform fuelling operations as the IRP

As shown on figure 1, it would be a software function coupled to a tactile user interface that can be accessible both on-board and off-board that could either be complementary to the IRP (e.g. for use to perform fuelling operations in case of IRP failure) or a replacement of the IRP thereby mitigating its associated constr...