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1. (WO2017034658) VIBRATORY WEIGHT-ON-WHEELS SENSING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034658    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/038732
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 23 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: F16F 7/10
B60G 17/018
F16F 15/02
G05D 19/02
Applicants: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
Inventors: BAUER, Bradley M.
WELSH, William A.
Title: VIBRATORY WEIGHT-ON-WHEELS SENSING
Abstract:
A vibratory weight-on-wheels (WOW) sensing system is provided for use with aircraft landing gear and a wheel coupled to the aircraft landing gear. The WOW sensing system includes a vibration sensor disposed proximate to the wheel and configured to sense vibratory characteristics of a component of the aircraft landing gear and to issue a sensing reflective signal and a processing unit disposed in signal communication with the vibration sensor such that the processing unit is receptive of the sensing reflective signal. The processing unit is configured to analyze the sensing reflective signal to thereby identify that a landing condition is in effect.