WO2017042671A1 - Anti-radiation screen for airplanes - Google Patents

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WO2017042671A1
WO2017042671A1 PCT/IB2016/055230 IB2016055230W WO2017042671A1 WO 2017042671 A1 WO2017042671 A1 WO 2017042671A1 IB 2016055230 W IB2016055230 W IB 2016055230W WO 2017042671 A1 WO2017042671 A1 WO 2017042671A1
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Rodney DELGADO
Alvaro ATILANO
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Universidad Tecnológica De Panamá
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64CAEROPLANES; HELICOPTERS
    • B64C1/00Fuselages; Constructional features common to fuselages, wings, stabilising surfaces and the like
    • B64C1/14Windows; Doors; Hatch covers or access panels; Surrounding frame structures; Canopies; Windscreens accessories therefor, e.g. pressure sensors, water deflectors, hinges, seals, handles, latches, windscreen wipers
    • B64C1/1476Canopies; Windscreens or similar transparent elements
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B64AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
    • B64DEQUIPMENT FOR FITTING IN OR TO AIRCRAFT; FLYING SUITS; PARACHUTES; ARRANGEMENTS OR MOUNTING OF POWER PLANTS OR PROPULSION TRANSMISSIONS IN AIRCRAFT
    • B64D11/00Passenger or crew accommodation; Flight-deck installations not otherwise provided for
    • B64D2011/0061Windows displaying outside view, artificially generated

Abstract

Anti-radiation windshield for airplanes, aimed to be inserted over the windshield of the cockpit of an airplane, which comprises a plurality of LED screen panels on its inner face in order to project images obtained from the exterior of the airplane, a plurality of screen panels that block radiation opposite the plurality of LED screen panels, and a plurality of digital cameras to obtain images from the exterior of the airplane, which are projected through a plurality of LED screen panels on the inner face of the panels.

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ANTI-RADIATION SCREEN FOR AIRPLANES

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION

The present invention describes a protective screen for radiation that comes from space and enters planes through the windshield and windows and which can be harmful to the pilots and crew that are inside the cockpit of an airplane. The screen is made of an insulating material, which may be selected from those which comprise the group polymers, aluminum, steel, water, polyethylene and lithium hydride. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Over the last few years, scientific research has brought to light the possible harmful health effects that space radiation (cosmic radiation, solar radiation and other types) can cause to airplane pilots and crew. This is due to the fact that at high altitudes the thickness of the atmospheric layer that protects us from harmful radiation is significantly reduced. This is a global problem, given the fact that the airline industry is a global industry that is continuously experiencing growth.

According to the instruction manuals of airlines, airplanes making long-haul flights fly at altitudes that can range from approximately 1 1 km to 17 km. This can be equivalent to a 35% reduction in the atmospheric layers of the stratosphere and mesosphere, where cosmic rays are present.

According to statistics, global airline activity consists of an average of 93,000 flights per day to and from approximately 9,000 airports around the world, with a minimum of 8,000 and a maximum of 13,000 planes in the air at any given moment.

There has yet to be a device to protect against the possible detrimental health effects to the people in the cockpit caused by the radiation that enters through the windshields of an airplane, which at the same time allows the pilots and crew to see outside of the plane.

Therefore, it has been considered necessary to develop a device that provides solution to this problem.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The object of the present invention is to provide a solution to prevent the entrance of harmful radiation into an airplane which is detrimental to the health of the pilots and the crew in the cockpit. Another object of the present invention is to provide a solution to protect airline pilots and crew that are inside the cockpit of an airplane from the harmful radiation that comes from space.

It is yet another objective of this invention is to provide a general design for double-layered screens molded to the windshield of the airplane.

Another objective of this invention is to provide a design that from the exterior of the cockpit prevents space radiation from entering into the cockpit, and yet, in turn, enables permanent and real time visual contact to be made from the interior of the cockpit to the exterior of the airplane.

Another objective of this invention is to provide a design for a panel that is custom made for the windshields of airplanes, made up of two layers coupled together, such that one of them, facing the exterior of the airplane, protects the cockpit from space radiation, while the other, facing the interior of the cockpit, allows a continuous view of the exterior of the airplane.

It is the intention of this invention that the images shown on the LED screen arranged facing the interior of the cockpit be the best and most suitable images possible in order to allow the pilots to control the flight of the airplane.

It is the intention of this invention that the protection against space radiation provided by the anti-radiation screen, which faces the exterior of the cockpit, be the best and most suitable possible in order to protect the people inside the cockpit.

It is intention of this device that when the two aforementioned layers are coupled together by means of the proper system, the functions previously described will be optimal.

Briefly described as a custom-made panel, made up of two layers, capable of being installed so that it covers the entire windshield of the airplane. Initially, they may be panels that can be installed on each airplane. Late, they may be built into the plane during its manufacturing. Three designs are presented as part of this invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Figure 1 is a general perspective view of the invention from the interior of the cockpit of the airplane.

Figure 2 is a general perspective view of the invention from the exterior of the cockpit of the airplane.

Figure 3 is a side view of the invention. PREFERRED EMBODIMENT OF THE INVENTION

The following figures are not to scale. The dimension and/or form of each component of the panels may vary according to the windshield model of the airplane. Only the important details of the device are shown, although any person with general knowledge of the state of the art can see how the complete device may be constructed. Given that the main function of the device could not be carried out unless the two layers are coupled together, and the design, shape, geometry and exact distribution of the panels may require a few changes depending on the exact needs of each airplane.

Figure 1 is a general view of the invention from the interior of the cockpit of the airplane. This shows how LED screen panels (1a, 1 b, 1 c, 1 d) look from the interior of the cockpit of an airplane, custom made to completely cover the windshield of the airplane.

Figure 2 is a general view of the invention from the exterior of the cockpit of the airplane. This shows how the panels that block and protect against radiation (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) look from the exterior of the cockpit of an airplane, custom made to completely cover the windshield of the airplane. Digital cameras installed on the panels that block and protect against radiation (2a, 2b, 2c, 2d) are represented by circles (2e). The number and position of the cameras (2e) are subject to changes, depending on the best possible configuration needed to obtain the best possible image inside the cockpit on the LED screen panels (1a, 1 b, 1 c, 1 d).

Figure 3 is a general side view of the invention, shown in layer 1 , which corresponds to a LED screen panel, and layer 2, which corresponds to a panel that blocks the radiation.

Claims

1. An anti-radiation windshield for airplanes, designed to be inserted over the windshield of the cockpit of an airplane, which comprises an inner face and an outer face, which in turn comprise:
- a plurality of LED screen panels on the inner face in order to project images obtained from the exterior of the airplane,
- a plurality of panels to block the radiation, opposite the plurality of LED screen panels, and
- a plurality of digital cameras to obtain images from the exterior of the airplane which are then projected through a plurality of LED screen panels on the inner face.
2. The anti-radiation screen for airplanes according to claim 1 , wherein the plurality of screen panels that block radiation is made of an insulating material selected from those that comprise the group polymers, aluminum, steel, water, polyethylene and lithium hydride groups.
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US20100094501A1 (en) * 2008-10-09 2010-04-15 Angela Karen Kwok System and Methods for an Automated Sun Glare Block Area and Sunshield in a Vehicular Windshield
US20130190944A1 (en) * 2012-01-19 2013-07-25 Volvo Car Corporation Driver assisting system and method
US20150092083A1 (en) * 2013-09-30 2015-04-02 Nghia Trong Lam Active Shielding Against Intense Illumination (ASAII) System for Direct Viewing
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Patent Citations (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4642413A (en) * 1985-10-11 1987-02-10 Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. Power generating optical filter
US20100094501A1 (en) * 2008-10-09 2010-04-15 Angela Karen Kwok System and Methods for an Automated Sun Glare Block Area and Sunshield in a Vehicular Windshield
US20130190944A1 (en) * 2012-01-19 2013-07-25 Volvo Car Corporation Driver assisting system and method
US20150092083A1 (en) * 2013-09-30 2015-04-02 Nghia Trong Lam Active Shielding Against Intense Illumination (ASAII) System for Direct Viewing
US20150191075A1 (en) * 2014-01-09 2015-07-09 The Boeing Company Augmented situation awareness

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