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Wand controller for aircraft marshaling

In one preferred embodiment, an aircraft marshaling wand controller displays aircraft marshaling instructions to a pilot on a video display monitor on-board an aircraft, such as an aircraft on an aircraft carrier. When an aircraft marshal uses arm motion gestures to form aircraft marshaling instructions for the pilot on the aircraft, the wand controller of the present invention senses or detects those gesture motions, and generates digitized command signals representative of those gesture motions made by the aircraft marshal. A wireless transceiver then transmits those digitized command signals to the aircraft for display on the video monitor for viewing by the pilot.
Inventors: 

Anthony Ton, John W. Rockway, Hoa V. Phan, Nghia X. Tran, Tu-Anh Ton

Patent Number: 
US8456329
Patent Issue Date: 
July 4, 2013
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