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Method and System for Dynamically Predicting and Controlling In-Flight Temperature Conditions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000251870D
Publication Date: 2017-Dec-07
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Method and System for Dynamically Predicting and Controlling In-Flight Temperature Conditions

Commercial airliners have rudimentary climate control mechanisms which are like those in a standard home thermostat whereby the climate is adjusted automatically based on a pre-set temperature. If a passenger flies between two cities and the temperature varies by, say 20 degrees, the aircraft cabin experiences a very large temperature difference due to the new geography. While airplanes do a good job of controlling the temperature regarding altitude changes, they do not do a good job of controlling the temperature between cities. Since an aircraft cabin is quite large in terms of air volume, the temperature of an aircraft cabin cannot be changed quickly enough to react to existing ambient temperatures and the rapid change of ambient temperatures.

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically predicting and controlling in-flight temperature conditions. The method and system initially creates a predictive temperature model by receiving information from one more sensors, forecast related information, origin/destination information, and departure/arrival time information. An in- flight air control module then utilizes data from the predictive temperature model to dynamically change/configure the in-flight temperature settings/conditions.

In accordance with the method and system, as shown in figure 1, the predictive temperature model is created by receiving information related to routes that are assigned, entire flight pattern from location A to location B (path). S...