US 11,657,468 B2
Method for optimizing the load factor of luggage compartments
Nicolas Tschechne, Hamburg (DE)
Assigned to Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Filed by Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Filed on Jan. 29, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/775,914.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2019 102 144.8 (DE), filed on Jan. 29, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0242721 A1, Jul. 30, 2020
Int. Cl. G06Q 50/28 (2012.01); B64D 11/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/02 (2012.01); G06T 7/62 (2017.01)
CPC G06Q 50/28 (2013.01) [B64D 11/003 (2013.01); G06Q 10/02 (2013.01); G06T 7/62 (2017.01); G06T 2207/30112 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for optimizing a load factor of luggage compartments in an aircraft cabin for a flight, comprising steps of:
a) creating at least one digital image of a piece of luggage, which is intended to be transported in the luggage compartments during the flight, by a passenger of the flight using a camera;
b) determining dimensions of the piece of luggage using the at least one digital image;
c) comparing the determined dimensions with free volume in the luggage compartments in the aircraft cabin on the flight using already known dimensions of other pieces of luggage, which are also intended to be transported in the luggage compartments during the flight; and
d) considering a result of the comparison when loading the luggage compartments before a beginning of the flight;
wherein the comparing of the free volume in the luggage compartments in step c) also uses a free volume present underneath seats for pieces of luggage.