Automatic parafoil turn calculation method and apparatus

A method is described that involves performing the following with a parafoil's control unit composed of electronic circuitry while the control unit is being transported with a parafoil: determining a desired exit of a turn; determining a desired time for the turn; determining the parafoil's actual entrance for the turn; determining an arc between the actual entrance and the desired exit; and, incorporating said arc as said parafoil's planned flight trajectory through said turn.
Inventors: 

Oleg A. Yakimenko

Patent Number: 
US8489256
Patent Issue Date: 
August 16, 2013
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