#1664: RemoteReadings

When a spacecraft takes off, the instruments can shake so violently that they become unreadable by crew members -even if they are experienced test pilots and know what to expect.

Today’s invention is therefore to create a secondary set of instruments which would be electrically connected to the normal displays, but which can be placed on the laps of Pilot and Copilot during high vibration conditions (thus isolating the displays from the vehicle oscillation).

These would indicate their readings as a dynamic, tactile pattern. This might be achieved most easily as a bank of barcodes -one each for airspeed, fuel flowrate, altitude etc.

If critical readings were exceeded, crew could have switches embedded in the remote display, enabling them eg to fire the escape rocket motor or blow the hatches.

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