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Life support system
A method of operating a life support system for an aircraft, the system including a plurality of oxygen supply apparatus, each of which in use is operable to...
Aircraft position light
A position light (200) for use on an aircraft. The aircraft position light uses light sources (302) installed into an alignment fixture (304) which optionally...
Flywheel prognostic health and fault management system and method
A prognostic health and fault management system and method that accurately determines the health and rate of degradation of one or more flywheel systems, by...
Center housing design for electric assisted turbocharger
An electric assisted turbocharger has an electric motor with a stator and a rotor that is coupled to a turbocharger shaft carried by a bearing assembly. The...
Pattern recognition using an observable operator model
Data structures, systems, and methods are aspects of pattern recognition using observable operator models (OOMs). OOMs are more efficient than Hidden Markov...
System and method for performance monitoring of operational equipment used
A component trend monitoring system for monitoring the performance of components and comparing the performance with stored performance data to accurately trend...
Vapor cycle system (VCS) with thermal reservoirs for reducing requisite VCS
power and size with intermittent...
A system for providing coolant to a heat load includes a first coolant reservoir providing coolant to the heat load and a second coolant reservoir receiving used...
Synthetic RF detection system and method
Outputs of a linear RF detector and a logarithmic RF detector are multiplexed individually to a single digitizer or simultaneously to a respective digitizers. A...
DC offset compensator
A dc offset compensator receives a three phase ac current signal as an input and provides a dc offset signal correction voltage as an output. The dc offset...
Method and device for measuring the velocity of a moving surface
The invention includes a device for measuring the velocity of a target that includes an array of vertical cavity surface emitting lasers having an energy output,...
Low temperature production of 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HCFC-1233zd)
A process for producing 1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HCFC-1233zd) from 1,1,1-3,3-pentachloropropane (HCC-240fa) by its reaction with hydrogen fluoride, the...
Long and short-chain cycloaliphatic epoxy resin, cyanate ester and Lewis
and Bronsted catalysts
Compositions having high moisture resistance and flexibility comprise an organic component and a filler. The organic component comprises a long-chain...
Azeotrope-like compositions of pentafluoropropane and water
This invention provides azeotrope-like compositions of 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane and water that are environmentally desirable for use as refrigerants, aerosol...
Apparatus for processing metals
The invention encompasses a method and apparatus for producing high-purity metals (such as, for example, high-purity cobalt), and also encompasses the...
Vane radial mounting apparatus
A variable geometry vane for use in a turbine engine. The vane can be radially mounted in a shroud ring while outside the turbine engine. The shroud and vane...
Smart container for bulk delivery
A smart fluid storage container assembly and methods of using the container assembly. The container assembly includes features that minimize the risk of...
Triaxial angular rate and acceleration sensor
A triaxial sensor substrate is adapted for use in measuring the acceleration and angular rate of a moving body along three orthogonal axes. The triaxial sensor...
Method and apparatus for adjusting the temperature set point based on
humidity level for increased comfort
Methods and apparatus for using humidity level to adjust the temperature set point of an HVAC system for increased occupant comfort. In one illustrative...
MEMS enhanced capacitive pick-off and electrostatic rebalance electrode
A Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) acceleration sensing device, formed of a sensing element having first and second substantially planar and parallel...
Method and apparatus for detecting objects
An object detection system is provided that projects one or more patterns onto a monitored area, captures one or more live images of the monitored area, and...
Bi-directional and multi-axial fabrics and fabric composites
Bi-directional and multi-axial fabrics, fabric composites, ballistically resistant assemblies thereof, and the methods by which they are made. The fabrics are...
Low dielectric constant polyorganosilicon materials generated from
Methods are presented herein for forming thermally stable, adhesive, low dielectric constant polyorganosilicon dielectric films for use as semiconductor...
Fibers having improved dullness and products containing the same
Fibers having a reduced amount of glare are disclosed. Products made therefrom the fibers are also disclosed. Methods of making the fibers and products are...
Methods of bonding two aluminum-comprising masses to one another
The invention encompasses a method of bonding a first mass to a second mass. A first mass of first material and a second mass of second material are provided and...
Apparatus to measure differential pressure with settable pressure reference
A differential pressure sensor for sensing changes in pressure at a desired location, which sensor includes a sensing portion and a reference portion to produce...
Hardware device testing with fast abstract scripting tool
A method and system for programmically communicating with a hardware device under test enables a user to develop flexible and customizable test and simulation...
AC-to-ac power converter without a dc link capacitor
An ac-to-ac power converter includes a source-side inverter that is operated in current mode and a drive side inverter that is operated in commutation mode. The...
Vertical profile display with arbitrary plane
A system for allowing pilots to quickly determine weather hazard-free flight paths and weather hazards that exist along the aircraft flight plan. The system...
Fastenerless connection for output device
A plastic mounting plate closes a electrical box which delivers wires to an alarm unit or emergency light or the like. The alarm unit is mounted to the mounting...
Power generating system including permanent magnet generator and shunt AC
An electrical power distribution system includes permanent magnet generator, and an ac regulator. The ac regulator includes an inverter shunt-connected to the...
Infrared detector packaged with improved antireflection element
An infrared detector has a window in a cover having a cavity for exposing detector pixels to incident radiation. The window has an antireflective element formed...
Fluid mixture composition sensor
An improved, affordable, and rapid fluid mixture composition or process monitor based on a thermal microstructure sensor. This is preferably accomplished with a...
Deposition of fluorosilsesquioxane films
There is provided an array of fluoro-substituted silsesquioxane thin film precursors having a structure wherein fluoro groups are bonded to the silicon atoms of...
Sintering process and tools for use in metal injection molding of large
Improved drying, binder evaporation, and sintering processes which may be used in conjunction with specialized sintering tools to provide for the geometrically...
Fluid drain assembly
A fluid drain assembly having a valve member including a valve. The fluid drain assembly includes a conduit adapter member removably engageable with the valve...
Electrostatically actuated valve
An electrostatically actuated valve that is relatively small, has relatively low fabrication costs, and consumes relatively low voltage and/or power. Normally...
Balance load actuator
The present invention provides a balance load actuator for effecting motion between a first part and a second part. An embodiment of the present invention...
An equipment or environment health monitor having a micro gas apparatus incorporating a phased heater array, concentrator, separator and detector for achieving...
Increasing the dynamic range of a MEMS gyroscope
A MEMS gyroscope system and method for increasing a dynamic range of the MEMS gyroscope is provided. By adjusting a scale factor of the MEMS gyroscope, the...
System for using a 2-axis magnetic sensor for a 3-axis compass solution
A tilt-compensated electronic compass can be realized by calculating rather than measuring Earth's magnetic field component Z in a direction orthogonal to the...
Methods and systems for determining heave and heave rate of vessels
A method for determining heave and heave rate for a vessel is described. The vessel includes an inertial navigation system (INS), and sensors for the INS being...
Thermal switch containing resistance temperature detector
A multiple output thermal detection and protection device providing an output signal representative of the temperature sensed by the device, and further...
Method and system for decoupling structural modes to provide consistent
control system performance
A method and system for calculating a control function for a structural system (10) that can be used to determine an appropriate control force to apply to an...
Radially actuated control moment gyroscope
The present invention provides a control moment gyroscope that overcomes many of the limitations of the prior art. The control moment gyroscope provides a radial...
Turbocharger compressor with non-axisymmetric deswirl vanes
A compressor includes first-stage and second-stage impellers arranged back-to-back such that fluid is discharged from the first-stage impeller into a generally...
Seamless rear projection screen
The present invention provides an optical faceplate made from fibrous crystals which are transparent, colorless and work as a coherent faceplate. The numeric...
Method, apparatus and computer program product for displaying terrain in
rotary wing aircraft
An apparatus, method and computer program product for displaying terrain and terrain alerts to pilots of rotary wing aircraft provides a terrain display...
Processor based strobe with feedback
Strobe control circuitry combines several approaches to limit in-rush current. One circuit limits initial circuit response to an applied voltage that has been...
System and method for obtaining hysteresis through body substrate control
A buffer circuit is used to provide hysteresis, which can reduce the negative effects of noise in digital circuits. Reducing the number of transistors in the...
Saturated magnetoresistive approach for linear position sensing
A method and system for sensing linear position utilizing a magnetoresistive bridge circuit. A permanent magnet is provided having a gap formed therein. The...