Category: ArtScience

RoadEdge Shepherds™

Traditional TBL Tractors scoop up the nose landing gear, lifting it off the ground, avoiding the complexity and time penalty of connecting/disconnecting a towbar because the aircraft’s nose wheel weight provides the necessary downward force.

TBL systems are much shorter than conventional tug+towbar systems because they have a single pivot point instead of one at either end of the towbar, making its geometry simpler for more precise control with a wider variety of aircraft, requiring less maneuvering space.

RoadEdge Shepherds™ are wireless powered, semi-autonomous, electric TBL tractors capable of moving any aircraft from the smallest single-engine type to narrow-body airliners, military cargo and airline-sized business jets. Though the majority of aircraft do not require adapters, an automated tool changer enables a wide range of adapters for unique craft and circumstances.

The Velocity inspired Maelström scale-model will utilize a durable rectenna array film applied to the bottom of the wings and fuselage, providing main flight power within the TMA/TCA.

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
NRL Conducts Successful Terrestrial Microwave Power Beaming Demonstration
https://navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/3005894/nrl-conducts-successful-terrestrial-microwave-power-beaming-demonstration/

OccultΛlloy™ Data + Power + Control

RoadEdge™ Modules are low-profile, adaptive smartgrid-to-smartroad devices for semi-permanent, seasonal, and emergency deployment as the name implies alongside of the path, road, runway, on the periphery of forest or field, requiring no time-consuming and costly replacement or refurbishing of existing infrastructure. REMs are by design are extremely rugged, fault-tolerant, hot-swappable, quickly and inexpensively repaired and upgradeable.

Advanced motion capture give us precision metrics of the aircraft position and attitude for enhanced situational awareness at a reduced workload for pilot to ATC staff. This real-time data informs the modular system of emitters that employ phased-array beam focusing and steering, while also creating virtually instantaneous beam occultations (eclipses) when any person, animal, or object impinges upon the space between the aircraft and emitters.

🜁 LongSpéır ΛırBrıdge
Scale Model Demonstrator Project
In this application, the term applies to a semi-autonomous ecosystem for underserved airports dedicated to general aviation and small to medium scale commercial aviation, providing features that would otherwise be economically unsustainable, with increased safety, reduced pilot workload and aircraft power requirements.

Instead of focusing on ever more advanced hardware for individual planes, affordable only by a few, we strive to democratize runway infrastructure for the common good of all aviators, through social and technological innovation in precision motion capture and precision directed energy for airborne and ground support vehicles.

While cruising at altitude consumes the greater overall fuel or battery power consumed, takeoff and climb stages consume energy at the highest rate in the shortest time. During these phases, the maximum effort is demanded of motors to generate thrust needed to reach cruising altitude. Hybrid aircraft with expensive onboard generators are not introduced to save the environment, but to save the escalating profit margins of aviation tech monopolies.

The near-term solution is proven, safe, secure beamed energy for Power Assisted Taxi, Takeoff, In-Pattern Loitering, Assisted Landing, thereby reducing onboard power requirements, increasing available launch power, load capacity, extending vehicle range, increased flight crew and passenger safety, a conservative solution that accelerates adoption of electric aviation.

Why Airlines Won’t Fix Inefficient Boarding | CNBC

Have you ever wondered why we board airplanes the way we do, and if there’s a faster way? There are numerous different methods to board airplanes: front-to-back, back-to-front, random, unassigned seating and WILMA. While multiple studies have tried to determine which one is the most efficient, airlines aren’t always focusing on that. That’s because they’re generating hundreds of millions of dollars each year from boarding products. CNBC got a behind-the-scenes look at Southwest Airline’s experiment in Atlanta, where the company is prototyping new solutions to accelerate the process. Will we see a faster boarding method in the future?

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