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Compressor including an enhanced vaned shroud
A compressor includes an enhanced vaned shroud and is configured such that the flow area ratio is equivalent to that of a conventional, non-vaned shroud. The...
Adjustable damper actuator
An actuator for controlling the position of a damper. It is an adjustable damper actuator that can actuate a damper to have positions that are other than fully...
Starting and controlling speed of a two spool gas turbine engine
Two spool gas turbine engines are often used to drive variable speed loads, such as an electric generator, or the fan/propeller of aircraft engines. The gas...
System and method for operating software in a flight simulator environment
The present invention is directed to a system and method for establishing communication between a flight simulator and a secondary control system, such as a...
Dynamic reflector array and method of making the same
A dynamic micro-structured reflector includes a substrate having a generally planar major surface and a plurality of cavities on the planar major surface. Each...
Method of encapsulating an assembly with a low temperature silicone rubber
A method for encapsulating an assembly with a methyl phenyl silicone rubber compound is provided. In various embodiments, the method can include exposing the...
Method of manufacturing an integrated heat spreader lid
A heat spreader lid includes an outer periphery region having a lip for bonding to an underlying substrate board, a center region, and one or more strain...
Air turbine starter enhancement for clearance seal utilization
An air turbine starter (ATS) configured to couple to a gearbox, the ATS including an output shaft having an outer peripheral surface, a gearbox section, and an...
Method for modifying gas turbine nozzle area
A method of modifying a turbine nozzle area comprises depositing a thermal barrier coating (TBC) on the nozzle endwalls to provide a minimum nozzle area,...
Thrust vector actuation control system and method
A thrust vector actuation control system and method is configured to allow self-testing of the entire actuation system and/or its individual system components....
Method and system for steering a momentum control system
A momentum-control system comprising a plurality of momentum actuators and a platform upon which the plurality of momentum actuators are mounted. The momentum...
Methods and systems for sensing air vehicle airspeed
A system for determining airspeed of an air vehicle is described which includes and airflow sensor and a processor. The airflow sensor is located within an...
Rich quick mix combustion system
A premix chamber for a combustor of a gas turbine engine comprises a cylindrical chamber having a premix chamber wall, the cylindrical chamber having a chamber...
Synchronizing stationary clutch of compression braking with a two spool
gas turbine engine
A synchronizing stationary clutch system for compression braking in a two spool gas turbine engine is provided by the present invention. The synchronizing...
Method and system for failure accommodation of gas generator fuel metering
An apparatus for providing a backup fuel metering system for the gas generator section (24) of a gas turbine engine (10) is disclosed that includes a gas...
Gas turbine engine transition liner assembly and repair
A method of repairing a damaged combustion gas transition liner for a gas turbine engine and an improved damage-resistant transition liner that mounts adjacent...
Systems and methods for remote role-based collaborative work environment
A network between customers generating service requests and vendors capable of electronically fulfilling the service requests includes a system for monitoring,...
Adaptive position sensing method and apparatus for synchronous motor
An adaptive, sensorless position sensing apparatus (250) derives rotor position of a synchronous machine (200). The apparatus (250) comprises a first rotor...
VHF ground station selection algorithm
An apparatus, method and computer program for initiating and maintaining a virtual connection between a mobile radio and a ground station, including receiving a...
A method for object detection that utilizes a patterned background. Patterned backgrounds are chosen such that each reference image analyzed will have both light...
Method and system for implementing a reduced latency, wideband pulse
density modulation digital to analog converter
According to one aspect of the present invention, this invention implements a low latency, wide bandwidth method and system for converting a numeric digital...
Central station monitoring with real-time status and control
A number of different security systems, such as in home or business locations, periodically transmit status data to a remote facility such as a central...
System and method for dynamic stand-off biometric verification
A system for providing stand-off biometric verification of a driver of a vehicle at a control gate while the vehicle is moving, including an RFID vehicle tag...
Unmanned underwater vehicle fuel cell powered charging system and method
A charging system for an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) is disposed within a submerged docking station. The charging system includes a battery, a fuel cell, a...
Cover for surface mounted alarm unit
A connection assembly includes a housing and a connector element. The connector element can be attached to the housing and the combined unit can be attached to...
Etch-stop material for improved manufacture of magnetic devices
A method for fabricating a magnetoresistive device having at least one active region, which may be formed into a magnetic memory bit, sensor element and/or other...
Bit end design for pseudo spin valve (PSV) devices
In a process of making a magnetoresistive memory device, a mask layout is produced by use of any suitable design tool. The mask layout is laid out in grids...
Additive dispersing filter and method of making
An oil-conditioning filter, for use with an internal combustion engine, includes a filter element and an additive cartridge, for gradually dispensing an oil...
Evaporative emissions filter
An evaporative emissions filter for an engine air induction system. The evaporative emissions filter includes a hydrocarbon vapor-adsorbent member disposed...
Electrical connector assemblies
An electrical connector assembly comprising a first housing configured to receive a first electrical connector and a second housing configured to receive a...
Methods and apparatus for error-tolerant wrap-back ACE monitor
Methods and apparatus are provided for more reliably transferring operational control for various aircraft flight control surfaces from a first sub-system to a...
Isolator using externally pressurized sealing bellows
Apparatus are provided for a damping system. The system includes a housing having an inner surface defining a passage therethrough, a first bellows disposed...
A flow control mechanism connected to the intake and exhaust systems of an engine. The mechanism may achieve recirculation of exhaust gases despite varying...
Wireless capacitance pressure sensor
A wireless pressure sensor system has a pressure sensing capacitor and an inductor mounted on a common housing. The pressure sensing capacitor has a conductive...
Controller interface with interview programming
A controller and a method of programming a schedule of a controller having a user interface, the schedule having a number of schedule parameters, the method...
Apparatus and method for combining light from two or more fibers into a
An apparatus and method for combining light signals carried on a plurality of input fibers onto a single receiving fiber with a high degree of efficiency. The...
Audio feedback regarding aircraft operation
A method, system, and apparatus, for providing audio feedback regarding the operation of an aircraft. In one aspect, microphones are placed next to sound...
Friction materials containing tin oxides
A friction material matrix is described, containing a tin oxide, such as but not limited to stannous oxide or stannic oxide, and a binder system, the binder...
Air recharge system dryer and methods therefor
A method to desorb water from a desiccant of an air recharge system comprises the steps of a) filling a purge reservoir using an air compressor and a desiccant...
Preloaded duplex ball bearing design
A bearing assembly comprising a centrifugal debris trap for removing contamination debris from lubrication fluid prior to lubrication of the bearing assembly...
Luminaire device that restricts light within an angular envelope
A luminaire including a lamp, reflector, collimator and optional waveguide. The waveguide can be solid or hollow or include several serially-arranged total...
Motor driven harmonic drive actuator having an interposed output mechanism
A relatively small, lightweight electromechanical actuator includes a motor assembly, a harmonic drive, and an interposed gear assembly that functions as an...
Systems and methods for improved aircraft performance predictions
The accuracy of flight management systems, based on mathematical prediction models calculated from aircraft specific data, are improved by adding engine sensor...
Dual site supervision for a control channel cellular radio used in a fire
alarm reporting system
Dual site supervision is provided for a control channel cellular radio for a fire alarm reporting system that uses logic that causes a control channel cellular...
Silicon-insulator-silicon thin-film structures for optical modulators and
methods of manufacture
The present invention provides silicon based thin-film structures that can be used to form high frequency optical modulators. Devices of the invention are formed...
Arc fault detection for SSPC based electrical power distribution systems
An apparatus and a method detect arc faults in an electrical power distribution system of a vehicle. In one implementation, the apparatus (320) includes: a load...
Method, apparatus and computer program product for controlling LED
backlights and for improved pulse width...
A method for driving an LED backlight device using pulse width modulation with an additional timer to manage the power consumption, thermal output, and lighting...
Methods and apparatus for displaying multiple data categories
Methods and apparatus are provided for displaying data categories each having a plurality of data subcategories. The apparatus comprises a display having a...
Texture based method and system for the anti-aliasing of lines and
A method for generating anti-aliased lines and characters is disclosed. The method comprises generating a texture map based on a distribution and applying the...
Method and apparatus for large signal detection in passive infrared sensor
Apparatus for passive infrared sensing of an intruder that discriminates between signals corresponding to a human target and much larger signals may include...