Invented by James J. Ruttler, Zuzana E. Melherova, Seabeck Holdings LLC
The Market For Smart Aviation Communication Headsets and Peripheral Components
The market for Smart aviation communication headsets and peripheral components is projected to experience a substantial compound annual growth rate over the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to their wide adoption rate across various applications such as commercial, military, and recreational pursuits.
The increasing demand for business and military aircraft, along with the growing requirement of a pilot to run flight systems, are driving factors in this market. Furthermore, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on headset sales among pilots worldwide.
Pilots’ ears are sensitive to noise, so active noise cancelling (ANR) headsets are an effective way of combatting cabin noise and making it easier for you to hear verbal instructions. Before purchasing your next headset, however, there are some important factors to take into account.
Noise-canceling technology comes in three primary forms, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Knowing what to look for when shopping for an ANR headset can help you make the best purchase decision based on your individual requirements and budget.
Passive noise reduction headphones utilize ear cups or ear buds to block out ambient sounds. Generally, these headsets are more affordable and simpler to set up than their ANR counterparts.
These devices work by monitoring sound waves with miniature microphones and emitting an inverse wave that cancels out other sounds when they collide. This method is commonly referred to as “destructive interference.”
The inverse sound wave is exactly opposite to what a headset picks up, cancelling out all other noise signals. As such, passive noise reduction works better on low frequencies while being less effective with high ones.
Another type of noise-canceling technology is passive noise reduction (PNR) and noise reduction with dynamic microphones (PNR). These headsets use numerical values to detect repetitive noise signals that are then removed from the signal sent to a headphone.
These headsets tend to be cheaper than their ANR and ANC counterparts, though the difference may not be significant. Furthermore, they do not need batteries and tend to be lighter weight compared with their ANR or ANC counterparts.
Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets utilize electronics to reduce unwanted sound by reading incoming sounds and then cancelling them out with an inversed signal. While more expensive than passive noise reduction, ANR offers several advantages that may make the extra expense worthwhile.
When selecting an ANR headset for aviation, make sure it is specifically made for this task. This is especially crucial if you are taking a flight that has a high level of cabin noise.
In business aviation, connectivity is paramount for supporting the many functions that take place on flight decks and in cabins. It also ensures aircraft communication headsets and peripheral components can be utilized safely and efficiently.
Connectivity can enhance the passenger experience and give airlines a competitive edge. In-flight connectivity technologies such as Inmarsat Jet ConneX are fast becoming the industry standard for high-speed internet access and phone service on commercial flights.
One of the key capabilities of Smart aviation communication headsets and peripheral components is their capacity to connect to various cellular networks and deliver data to various devices. Pilots especially rely on reliable, consistent connectivity during flight for communication with passengers and crew members, safety updates, managing finances and more.
Connecting to a secure cellular connection while traveling makes it easier for business travelers to communicate with passengers and crew members. Furthermore, cloud storage services for work documents and other files can be accessed with this connection as well.
When selecting a cellular solution for the flight deck, latency should be taken into account as this can significantly impact performance and reliability of the system. Essentially, the longer data must travel from its origin to its destination, the longer it may take to arrive and the greater likelihood there are of disruptions along the way.
The latency issue is especially critical for avionics systems that require precision cleaning. Without an optimal environment, long-term functionality of these systems cannot be ensured.
Many airports are already utilizing technologies to increase their operational efficiency. For instance, digitalized check-in kiosks and boarding processes simplify customer interaction by eliminating human-to-human contact. These solutions utilize IoT protocols which are then analyzed and deciphered using AI and machine learning algorithms.
IoT technology has the potential to revolutionize the airport industry. It can boost efficiency by improving data quality and speed of access. Furthermore, airports may use IoT technology to differentiate themselves by offering services and products which are more eco-friendly or provide greater value to customers.
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The Seabeck Holdings LLC invention works as followsIn one embodiment, an aircraft communication headset includes at least one microphone, one or two speakers, one or both of the following: one microphone; one, or more, physiological sensors that monitor one or several health parameters; and at most one control unit that can perform operations, including at least: obtaining one, or more, values from one or multiple physiological sensors; and outputting information about the one, or more, values via one or many speakers.
Background for Smart aviation communication headsets and peripheral components
In addition to being a patent lawyer, one of the inventors is also a private pilot with an Instrument Rating and a builder/owner a Vans RV-10 experimental plane. During flight training and the building of the RV-10 aircraft, the inventor was exposed to some of the most advanced and/or certified aviation technology available. He also learned about their limitations. These efforts resulted in the inventions described herein, which greatly improve on current aviation technology to increase aviation safety and reduce pilot workload.
This invention is generally applicable to aviation technology and, more specifically, to a smart aircraft communication headset and its peripheral parts.
In one embodiment, the aviation communication headset comprises at least one microphone, one or two speakers, one or multiple docks that can interface with one of more eyepieces, and at most one control unit capable of performing operations such as detecting the presence one or several eyepieces at one or both docks and outputting information about the flight via one or all docks to the eyepiece.
Another embodiment of an aviation communication headset comprises at least one microphone, one or two speakers, one or both physiological sensors that monitor one or several health parameters of the wearer, and at most one control unit capable to perform operations such as obtaining one, or more, values from the one, or more physiological sensor; and communicating information via the one, or more speakers about the one, or more values.
A further embodiment of an aviation communication headset includes at least one microphone, at least one speaker, at least one receptacle to mount an oxygen container, and at most one cannula for dispensing air.
Another embodiment of an aviation communication headset insert system includes an earlobe receptor; tension members that extend from opposite ends of the earlobe recessacle to tensionally brace an insert device within an aviation headset cup; a physiological sensor embedded into the earlobe recceptacle; a speaker; computer-readable memory; and a control device configured to perform operations such as obtaining one or several physiological measurements using the physiological sensor and outputting one, or more, audible indications related to the speaker
Another embodiment of an aviation communication headset comprises at most one speaker, microphone, control unit, and at minimum one global positioning system unit (GPS). It also includes at the least one control device; at the least one panel communications link that can interface with an aircraft’s panel-mounted communication system; at the least one headset radio communication radio; and at the least one headset push button that, when activated, causes the control unit bypass the panel communication link to transmit one or more radio broadcasts using at the least one headset radio communication radio
Another embodiment of an aviation communication headset comprises at most one speaker, at minimum one microphone, and at the very least one camera to capture one or more images within a field view. At least one control unit is operable to perform operations, including at least: obtaining information about the visual field of view using at least the one camera and sending feedback information via at the least one speaker.
Another embodiment of an aviation communication headset replacement includes an earlobe sensor, a physiological sensor incorporated in the earlobe receptor, a speaker, computer-readable memory, and a control unit capable of performing operations such as at least: obtaining one, or more, physiological measurements using the physiological sensors; and output one, or more, audible indications related to the one, or more physiological measures via the speaker.
Additional details can be included in any one of these embodiments as discussed, illustrated, or claimed herein.
This invention is generally applicable to aviation technology and, more specifically, to smart aviation communication headsets and their peripheral components. The following description and FIGS. show specific details about certain embodiments. These details will be explained in detail in FIGS. 1-126. You may also use additional embodiments of the present invention.
FIG. 1A shows a perspective view showing a smart aviation communication headset, according to embodiments of the invention. FIG. FIG. 1B shows a perspective view showing an insert device for aviation communication headsets, according to embodiments of this invention. FIG. FIG. 1C shows a perspective view showing an aviation replacement cushion device for headsets, according to embodiments of the invention. FIG. FIG. 1D shows a perspective view showing a clip device worn with an aviation communication headset in accordance to embodiments of this invention. FIG. FIG. 1E shows a perspective view showing an interface device for aviation communication headsets, according to embodiments of the invention. FIG. FIG. 1F shows a perspective view showing an aviation communication headset replacement cushion device equipped with a heads-up display. This is in accordance to embodiments of the invention.
An embodiment of the aviation communication headset 100 includes an augmented reality eyewear 120 and virtual reality or synthetic eyewear 121. An oxygen system 116 is also included. A supplementary communication radio 138 is also included. Some embodiments also include an earpiece insert 150, a replacement pillow device 164, an attachment device for the earcup 202, and a replacement cushion 216.
In some embodiments, the aviation communications headset 100 may include a control unit 106 and computer memory with executable directions 108. A wireless communication unit 110 can also be included. A microphone 114, a microphone 164, a physiological sensor 118. A magnetometer 132. A GPS receiver 134. A magnetic sensor 136. A GPS receiver 134. A GPS receiver 136. A GPS receiver 134. A GPS receiver 134. A GPS receiver 136. A GPS receiver 134. A GPS receiver 124, 123. The aviation communication headset 100 is capable of interfacing with and/or incorporating augmented reality eyewear 120 or virtual reality or synthetic sight eyewear 121. The headset 100 can be made modular, and may include any combination of the above-mentioned features.
The control unit, memory 108 and DC power104 can perform special operations with the headset 100, the oxygen 116, auxiliary radio 138, virtual or synthetic vision eyes 121, armband display 133, the earpiece insert device 150. An earclip device 164, an earclip attachment device 184, earcup attachment devices 202 or 216. These operations will be further discussed in this document.
In certain embodiments, the wireless communication unit 110 is configured to wirelessly communicate data to or from any of the following aircraft systems: avionics, navigation unit, radio, transponder, autopilot, intercom, ADS-B transmitter/receiver, GPS unit, ADAHRS, or ELT. The wireless communication unit 110 is capable of wirelessly communicating data with any of the following electronic flight accessories (see FIG. 2).
In some embodiments, the ADSB receiver 130 contains a receiver that captures traffic and weather information broadcast by other ADSB transmitters (e.g. aircraft, ground, or satellite-based). The ADS-B receiver 130 is physically integrated into the smart aviation communication headset 100. It can also be wirelessly connected as a portable unit, or mounted on an aircraft panel. An antenna can be incorporated into the ADS-B receiver 130 or linked to an externally mounted antenna. The ADS-B receiver 130 allows for enhanced functionality of the smart aviation communication headset. Information from the ADSB receiver 130 can be used, for example, to send audible and visual indications through the speakers 112, or via the augmented/virtuality eyewear 120, eyewear 121, or armband display 139. Information from the ADSB receiver 130 can also be used to improve traffic recognition for the augmented/virtuality eyewear 120 or to tune the auxiliary radio 138. The ADS-B receiver 130 also has many other functions, which are described here.
In certain embodiments the magnetometer 132 and GPS receiver 134, ADAHRS 236 and the orientation/movement sensors 144 provide information such as speed, direction data, speed, head orientation, head bank, head movement, position data, turn coordination, speed, heading, pitch, bank, heading, turning coordination, position data, position data, position data, position data, speed, head orientation, head bank, head orientation of the person for the use of the aviation communication headset 100. All of the above components can be integrated into the smart aircraft communication headset 100. They can also be wirelessly connected, such as a handheld unit or a panel-mounted device. All of the components mentioned can be used with gyroscopes or solid state sensors. All of the components mentioned above can have integrated antennas, or be connected to externally mounted antennas. The smart aviation communication headset 100 has enhanced functionality thanks to the magnetometer 132 and GPS receiver 134. ADAHRS 136 and the orientation/movement sensors 144. The magnetometer 132 and GPS receiver 134 and ADAHRS 136 can be used to get information via the speakers 112, augmented/virtual realities eyewear 120 and eyewear 121 and/or the auxiliary com-radio 138. The eyewear 121, for example, can display synthetic vision information for a specific orientation and position using any one of the magnetometer 132 or GPS receiver 134, ADAHRS 136 and the orientation/movement sens 144. This allows complete 360-degree viewing in both horizontal and vertical planes. The synthetic vision can also be detached from a current position to allow a wearer explore other areas using head movements and voice commands. Through space. This is useful for navigating ahead of arrival, weather and traffic, or as an alternative. This article will discuss many other functions of the magnetometer 132 and GPS receiver 134 as well as the orientation/movement sensor 144.
In some embodiments, the aircraft communication headset 100 contains various sensors that generate and/or give feedback information. The physiological sensors 118 may be placed on or within an earcup or headband, the eyepiece 120, 121, or 150, and an earclip device 184, 184, or 202. These devices can also attach to an earcup attachment device, 202, or an earcup replacement cushion device 221 to measure the head, ears, temples, eyes, skin, and earlobes of an individual. The physiological sensor 218 may include sensors for oxygen level, heart rate and pupil dilation, movement of blood pressure, respiration or skin coloration. The control unit106 takes the obtained physiological information and relays it to speakers 112, augmented/virtual realities eyewear 120 and eyewear 121, armband display 133, and/or oxygen system116. The smart aviation communication headset 100 incorporates the physiological sensors 218 to provide enhanced functionality. The smart aviation communication headset 100 can output an audible warning if blood oxygen levels fall below a certain threshold (which could account for time), and a visual warning via the augmented/virtual realities eyewear 120, eyewear 121, or armband display 139. An autopilot can initiate a descent. Additionally, the oxygen system 116 can controlled to deliver supplemental oxygen. The physiological sensor 218 can perform many additional functions. These are just a few of the many.
The oxygen sensor 128 can be physically attached to or incorporated into smart aviation communication headset 100. This includes an earcup/headband portion, the eyepiece 120/121, an eyepiece 164, a replacement pillow device 216, an attachment device 202, an earcup device 204, and an armband display 139. The oxygen sensor 128 can monitor the ambient oxygen level and detect it. The oxygen level decreases as an aircraft climbs. The level of oxygen decrease can fluctuate depending on temperature, pressure, humidity, and other factors. The oxygen sensor 128 measures oxygen levels. This oxygen level information is used by the control unit 106 to communicate any warnings and information to speakers 112, augmented/virtuality eyewear 120, eyewear 121, armband display 133, and/or oxygen system116. The smart aviation communication headset 100 integrates the oxygen sensor 128 to provide enhanced functionality. The oxygen sensor 128 can be integrated into the smart aviation communication headset 100 to provide enhanced functionality. For example, an audible warning can sound via the speakers 112, and a visual warning via the augmented/virtuality eyewear 120, eyewear 121, or armband display 139. An autopilot can initiate a descent. The oxygen system 116 can also be controlled to dispense oxygen. This control can be based on information from the physiological sensor 128, and/or the atmospheric oxygen level. The oxygen sensor 128 can perform many additional functions. These are just a few of the possibilities.
In certain embodiments, the aviation communications headset 100 contains the carbon monoxide detector 142. This sensor is designed to detect carbon monoxide above a specific threshold level. The carbon monoxide detector 142 is integrated in the earcup or headband of the smart aviation communications headset 100. It can be found in the earpiece insert device 150 and the earclip attachment device 200. The smart aviation communication headset 100 can use the information from the carbon monoxide detector 142 to perform enhanced functions. Carbon monoxide may buildup in a cabin in the event of an engine exhaust gas leak. Carbon monoxide is toxic and odorless, and can cause harm to the occupants. The carbon monoxide sensor 142 can provide information to the speakers 112, augmented virtual reality glasses 120 and 121, as well as the armband 139. This information can be used to alert the user of high levels of carbon monoxide. The carbon monoxide sensor 142 can be used to regulate, control and dispense oxygen. This includes emergency releases of high oxygen levels via cannulas or masks 117, even though the altitude is not suitable for supplemental oxygen. The carbon monoxide sensor can be used to tune the Auxiliary com Radio 138 to an ATC frequency, tune the transponder for an emergency code, and broadcast an automated “mayday?” or ?pan pan? messages over the auxiliary radio 138 or aircraft radio to control a navigation device and autopilot to divert towards a local airport. The ELT activates and emergency instructions are output via the augmented/virtuality eyewear 120, eyewear 121, or armband display 139. To address carbon monoxide levels. There are many other functions that involve the carbon monoxide detector 142. These functions are described herein.
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