US 11,655,040 B2
Dual function arm switch and mode select system for ejection systems
Steve Holstine, Colorado Springs, CO (US); and Mayur Kali Vadhwana, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Assigned to AMI Industries, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Filed by AMI INDUSTRIES, INC., Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Filed on Jan. 19, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/152,434.
Prior Publication US 2022/0227496 A1, Jul. 21, 2022
Int. Cl. B64D 25/10 (2006.01); B60N 2/427 (2006.01)
CPC B64D 25/10 (2013.01) [B60N 2/42781 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A dual switch arm and mode select system for monitoring an ejection mode selection of an ejection system, the dual switch arm and mode select system comprising:
a controller;
an ejection mode selector in communication with the controller;
a first arm switch assembly in communication with the controller, the first arm switch assembly being configured to translate between a safe position and an armed position;
a second arm switch assembly in communication with the controller, the second arm switch assembly being configured to translate between the safe position and the armed position;
a display in communication with the controller; and
a tangible, non-transitory medium configured to communicate with the controller, the tangible, non-transitory medium having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the controller, cause the controller to perform operations comprising:
determining, by the controller, an ejection mode of the ejection system based on a signal received from the ejection mode selector;
determining, by the controller, a position of the first arm switch assembly;
determining, by the controller, a position of the second arm switch assembly; and
commanding, by the controller, the display to output at least one of a fault-free signal, a fault signal, or a warning signal based on the ejection mode, the position of the first arm switch assembly, and the position of the second arm switch assembly.