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|United States Patent||8,838,289|
|Margolin||September 16, 2014|
A system and method for safely flying an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), or remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) in civilian airspace uses a remotely located pilot to control the aircraft using a synthetic vision system during at least selected phases of the flight such as during take-offs and landings.
|Inventors:||Margolin; Jed (VC Highlands, NV)|
|Filed:||April 17, 2007|
|Document Identifier||Publication Date|
|US 20080033604 A1||Feb 7, 2008|
|Application Number||Filing Date||Patent Number||Issue Date|
|60745111||Apr 19, 2006|
|Current U.S. Class:||701/2 ; 244/158.1; 244/189; 244/190; 701/11; 701/14; 701/3; 701/36; 701/4|
|Current International Class:||G06F 19/00 (20110101)|
|Field of Search:||;701/2,3,4,11,14,36,28,120 ;244/158.1,189,190|
|5153836||October 1992||Fraughton et al.|
|5187485||February 1993||Tsui et al.|
|7747364||June 2010||Roy et al.|
|7765038||July 2010||Appleby et al.|
|2005/0004723||January 2005||Duggan et al.|
|2006/0174221||August 2006||Kinsella et al.|
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