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Methods systems and apparatus for analyzing complex systems via prognostic
Methods and apparatus are provided for analyzing a complex system that includes a number of subsystems. Each subsystem comprises at least one sensor designed to...
Flight deck communication and display system
A flight deck communication and display system (100) for displaying a modified flight plan transmitted to an aircraft (224) is described including a processor...
Multiprotocol wireless communication backbone
Methods, devices and systems for integrating multiple communication systems including multiple wireless communication protocols into a single system are...
Notifying a user of an event
Devices, methods, and systems for notifying a user of an event are described herein. One or more embodiments include a computing device for notifying a user of...
Distance iris recognition
A system for one dimensional segmentation of an iris of an eye into a map of the iris and classification of the map into unaffected areas and affected areas....
Vision-based vehicle navigation system and method
A system and method of determining aircraft position on an aerodrome ground surface having a centerline disposed thereon is provided. A current image of the...
Social network construction based on data association
A system for social network construction. Video analytics and association may be used to develop a social network. Also, social groups may be developed from...
Aircraft data link network routing
A method includes selecting a first communications network from a plurality of communications networks based on one or more aircraft state inputs. The one or...
Multi-module bidirectional zero voltage switching DC-DC converter
A multi-module bidirectional power converter may comprise a low side common node, a high side common node and at least first and second bidirectional DC/DC...
Methods and systems for recognizing tamper events
A method of recognizing a tamper event is provided. The method uses an optical medium having a unique signature, and transmits at least one light wave into the...
Method of formulating response to expired timer for data link message
A method for communicating a data link message is provided. The method comprises transmitting a data link message from a sender to a receiver, storing the...
Heat pipe supplemented transformer cooling
A method for cooling a transformer and transformer apparatuses are implemented. A transformer apparatus, according to one embodiment, comprises: a conduction...
Radiation-hardened charge pump topology
A radiation-hardened charge pump circuit is provided. The circuit includes a first charge pump having a first charge pump output, a second charge pump having a...
Thin film magnetic field sensor
A magnetic field effect sensor system having giant magneto-impedance elements. The elements may be elongated strips, and in proximity to and parallel with one...
Flame detector personality module
A flame detector includes a sensor module, which carries a plurality of pyroelectric sensors, and a filter module which carries a plurality of replaceable...
Quantum dot solar cell
A solar cell including a quantum dot and an electron conductor, and a bifunctional ligand disposed between the quantum dot and the electron conductor. The...
Fuel cell power generator with water reservoir
A power generator includes a fuel container adapted to hold a hydrogen containing fuel. A two stage valve is coupled between a fuel cell and a fuel container...
Apparatus and method for stabilization of a moving sheet relative to a
A sheet of material is received at a sensor assembly, which includes a sensor operable to measure a property of the sheet. An air flow is generated that is...
An armrest assembly for use with a first control device and a second control device arranged generally in a tandem configuration is disclosed herein. The...
Brake assembly having multi-piece core and replaceable friction surfaces
A brake disk (10) includes an annular core (12, 60, 82) formed from a plurality of non-annular pieces (40, 66, 68, 84), a first friction disk (14) mounted on a...
System for determining ambient temperature
A mechanism for indicating ambient temperature of an enclosure from temperatures determined within the enclosure. The temperatures may be obtained from two or...
Methods and systems for inputting taxi instructions
Methods and systems are provided for providing information relating to taxiing an aircraft at an airport having a plurality of taxi paths. One exemplary method...
Method and system to reduce impact of non-ATC data-link messages on ATC
data-link messages on a shared...
A system to send air traffic control (ATC) data-link messages from an aircraft is provided. The system includes ATC applications in a first portion of an...
Iris recognition system using quality metrics
A system for iris recognition using a set of quality metrics, which may include eye image validation, blur assessment, offset, gazing, obscuration, visibility,...
Method and apparatus for providing security in wireless communication
A method includes receiving data at a first wireless node in a wireless network, where the data is associated with an industrial control and automation system....
Card slot anti-tamper protection system
A secure insert comprises a shell including a lid and a container configured to receive and encase one or more circuit cards, wherein the shell is further...
Method for the preparation of high purity stannous oxide
Provided herein are methods for the preparation of high purity stannous oxide comprising: (a) reacting a Sn salt with a C.sub.2-12 dicarboxylic acid in the...
Controlling the detectability of an article and method for authenticating
Cascading phosphors are described herein that produce emissions when they are excited by incident radiation. The cascading phosphors can be applied to articles,...
Turbine rotor cooling flow system
Disclosed herein is an apparatus comprising a disk coverplate for a turbine rotor, the disk coverplate comprising a plurality of cooling holes, wherein the...
Butterfly valve plate sealing assembly
Butterfly valve plate sealing assemblies are provided that include a sealing ring and a retention spacer disposed at least partially within a sealing ring...
Building control system with remote control unit and methods of operation
A building controller for controlling the comfort level in a building is described. The building controller may include a thermostat and wireless remote...
Systems for use with multiple safety devices and connectors for use
A system includes a support including an extending rigid member and a first attachment at a first position on the rigid member to which a first self-retracting...
Packaging for chip-on-board pressure sensor
A method of packaging for chip-on-board pressure sensor that includes a buffer layer with a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) intermediate between the...
A protective glove (10) is provided for use by a firefighter or other emergency worker. The glove (10) has a hand covering portion (16) with a plurality of...
System and method for synchronizing security settings of control systems
A method for communicating data between a first and second control system (FCS and SCS). FCS (202) controls a first process (FP) having first security data...
Method and system for automatically generating an adaptive user interface
for a physical environment
A system and method for automatically generating an adaptive user interface for a plurality of appliances within a physical environment. Appliance description...
Shock absorber health and condition monitoring device
Apparatus and method for determining shock-absorber wear are presented. The device includes a shock absorber, a temperature sensor, and an electronics assembly....
Gas turbine engine fixed collective takeoff compensation control system
A system and method of controlling a gas turbine engine controller in a rotorwing aircraft includes determining when a fixed collective takeoff (FCTO) of the...
Prioritizer system for target acquisition
A system having an approach for prioritizing targets for an order of capturing the targets photographically or otherwise. Prioritizing is based on cost of...
Resonator fiber optic gyroscopes with reduced rotation rate instability
from back reflections
A resonator fiber optic gyroscope (RFOG) is disclosed that reduces rotation rate error instability. In one embodiment, the RFOG comprises a resonator optical...
Protecting a PEM fuel cell catalyst against carbon monoxide poisoning
An anode structure comprises an array of carbon nanotubes having a diffusion side and a membrane side, and catalyst particles interspersed on inner surfaces of...
Interchangeable battery pack apparatus and method
An interchangeable battery pack apparatus and method are disclosed which includes a top housing having a printed circuit board and a connector for electrically...
Molded cartridge with 3-D hydrodynamic focusing
A microfluidic circuit cartridge having 3-D hydrodynamic focusing. The cartridge may be fabricated with injection-molded or other molded layers providing a 3-D...
Acoustic damper integrated to a compressor housing
A compressor housing for accommodating a compressor wheel comprises an inlet and an outlet, each being defined by a wall provided integrally with said...
Centrifugal compressor with surge control, and associated method
A centrifugal compressor for compressing a fluid comprises a compressor wheel having a plurality of circumferentially spaced blades, and a compressor housing in...
Vibration isolation mounting assembly
An annular vibration isolator for a rotating shaft supported by a bearing is provided. The annular vibration isolator comprises an outer ring extending...
Valve for fuel cell based power generator
A device has an annulus having a first end and a second end. A valve plate is coupled to the first end of the annulus by a fastener, wherein the valve plate is...
Physical security management system
A physical security system having a plurality of sensors and a sensor report aggregator. The sensors may detect a large number of physical activities. The...
Bus protocol for control of communications between two computers
A method for operating a communications bus between a first computer and a second computer is provided. The method comprising monitoring a receiver bus coupled...
Method of detecting erroneous GPS ground speed on ground
Methods and systems for determining reliability of Global Positioning System (GPS) ground speed. An example system receives GPS track information and GPS ground...