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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...
System and method for aiding airdrop computations
A system and method for aiding airdrop computations is described. The system includes a ground system, a data link, and an airborne system. The ground system...
System and method for rendering an onboard aircraft display for use with
A system and method for displaying aircraft traffic information on an onboard display element of a host aircraft are provided. The system obtains current flight...
Dynamic calibration of physiologically driven image triage systems
A system and method of dynamically calibrating an image triage system. An image that may include one or more target entities is divided into a plurality of...
Optical component design for silicon optical bench
An optical component is provided. The optical component includes an optical-path portion including an arm-connecting portion and a lower portion, a first arm...
Beam intensity detection in a cavity ring down sensor
A cavity ring down gas sensor may include a radiation source emits an input beam of light having a wavelength corresponding to an absorption line of a gas to be...
Method and apparatus for interrogation of a security system
A method and apparatus are provided for obtaining the status of a security system. The method includes the steps of providing a security system for a protected...
Alarm trend summary display system and method
An alarm trend summary display system and method can utilize an alarm trend list that works together with an alarm summary list. A set of rows in the alarm...
Magnetic surface acoustic wave sensor apparatus and method
A magnetic sensor that includes a magnetic film deposited on a surface acoustic wave device. The surface acoustic wave device includes an input interdigital...
OLED display with a common anode and method for forming the same
A pixel for an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display and a method for forming such a pixel is provided. The pixel includes a substrate, a transistor...
Pastillation of ammonium sulfate nitrate
Processes are presented for the production of ammonium sulfate nitrate. The processes provide for producing a highly uniform product and having a substantially...
Method for reducing variability in carbon-carbon composites
Method for producing carbon-carbon composite brake discs by: (a) providing annular nonwoven carbon fiber brake disc preforms; (b) carbonizing the brake disc...
Densification of C-C composites with pitches followed by CVI/CVD
A method of manufacturing pitch-based carbon-carbon composite useful as a brake disc, includes (a) providing annular carbon fiber brake disc preform; (b)...
Carrier solvent for fingerprint formulations
A method and composition for transforming a latent physiological biometric into a visible physiological biometric are provided, the method comprising: providing...
Sequential stiffness support for bearing assemblies and method of
A sequential stiffness support is provided for a bearing assembly to improve vibration characteristics of a gas turbine engine and to provide a variable...
Systems and methods for potted shock isolation
Systems and methods for potted shock isolation are provided. In once embodiment a shock isolation system comprises an isolator comprising an outer ring for...
Apparatus and method for converting between device description languages
in a process control system
A device description language (DDL) converter is provided for converting a first DDL file into one or more second DDL files. The DDL files may be associated...
Product fix-effectiveness tracking and notification system and method
Methods and apparatus are provided for tracking the effectiveness of a modification that has been installed into a product in response to an issued modification...
Configurable automotive controller
An engine control unit having a one-time integration of a model predictive control template via a potentially long software process. Changes to the control...
System and method for enhancing computer-generated images of terrain on
A system and method are disclosed for enhancing the visibility and ensuring the correctness of terrain and navigation information on aircraft displays, such as,...
Visual display system for an aircraft
A visual display system includes a monitor for displaying a visual display; a memory having a user application definition file containing information related to...
System and apparatus for integrated wireless location detection
An apparatus, system and method are provided for integrated wireless location detection. The system includes a location detection (LD) transmitter that...
Three dimensional noncontact motion sensor
A non-contact motion sensor comprising a radar detector that includes a first antenna, a second antenna that is orthogonal to the first antenna and a third...
Methods and systems for correlating data sources for vehicle displays
Systems and methods are provided for displaying information on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises rendering a perspective view of...
Linear variable differential transformers
Linear variable differential transformers include a core comprising a non-ferromagnetic material and a ferromagnetic material, and a coil assembly including an...
Authentication apparatus for moving value documents
An authentication apparatus used to authenticate a moving value document with uniform or non-uniform distribution of a pre-selected covert composition that...
Isomerization of 1,1,3,3-tetrafluoropropene
The present invention involves methods for isomerization of 1234zc. Also provided are methods for managing 1,1,3,3-tetrafluoropropene produced as a byproduct in...
First stage dual-alloy turbine wheel
A first-stage turbine that is adapted for receiving high energy air directly from a combustion chamber in a gas turbine engine auxiliary power unit includes a...
Rotational joint assembly and method for constructing the same
A rotational joint assembly and a method for constructing a rotational joint assembly are provided. The rotational joint assembly includes a first rotational...
Gas turbine engine assemblies with recirculated hot gas ingestion
A gas turbine engine assembly includes a housing including an annular duct wall that at least partially defines a mainstream hot gas flow path configured to...
Scarf cut backup rings
A seal assembly is provided for sealing a gap with a high pressure side and a low pressure side between a first component and a second component. The seal...
Tuned mass dampers and vibration isolation apparatus
A tuned mass damper is provided for use with a structure that vibrates at a first axial surge mode and a second axial surge mode, when exposed to a ...
Accumulator with both direct and remote quantity level indication
An apparatus for determining the fluid level of a container, such as an accumulator, may include both a remote quantity indicator and a direct quantity...
Systems and methods for providing a common time manipulation service to
A method (700) for providing master time control (MTC) services to historian applications (HAs). Each HA (414.sub.2, . . . , 414.sub.N) is configured to display...
Method and system for modeling three-dimensional smoke propagation
A method and system for modeling a three-dimensional smoke propagation animation system. The animation system can be configured to include a particle system...
Systems and methods for determining location information using dual
System and methods of increasing reliability of determined location information by using two integration filters are provided. An exemplary embodiment...
Method and system for redundancy management of distributed and recoverable
digital control system
A method and system for redundancy management is provided for a distributed and recoverable digital control system. The method uses unique redundancy management...
Modular software architecture for an unmanned aerial vehicle
A method for developing software as a layered, segmented system having diverse functionalities, based on a software architecture and an aerial vehicle utilizing...
Object detection using cooperative sensors and video triangulation
Methods and apparatus are provided for detecting and tracking a target. Images are captured from a field of view by at least two cameras mounted on one or more...
System, apparatus and method for managing message communications in
systems employing frequency hopping
Systems, apparatuses and methods for managing message communications in systems employing frequency hopping. One method according to the invention involves...
Apparatus and method for segmenting a communication network
A gateway is used to segment a network, such as a FAULT TOLERANT ETHERNET (FTE) network, into islands. The gateway receives traffic from a first island,...
Variable path length control modulation frequency
A gyroscope system comprises a gyroscope block having a plurality of cavities and a plurality of passages that define a path; a plurality of mirrors each...
Cavity length modulation in resonator fiber optic gyroscopes
Systems and methods for reducing rotation sensing errors in a resonator fiber optic gyroscope. An example method propagates a primary light wave through a...
Hybrid driver for light-emitting diode displays
Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for controlling the luminance of a display. One apparatus includes a pre-charge circuit configured to supply a...
Radar altimeter antenna performance monitoring via reflected power
Systems and methods for radar altimeter antenna performance monitoring via reflected power measurements are provided. In one embodiment, a single antenna radar...
Systems and methods for real-time data logging of an enhanced ground
Systems and methods for performing efficient, inexpensive data logging of aircraft sensor data. An example system on board an aircraft includes a plurality of...
Method and system for acquiring integrated operational and support data
for a vehicle
Methods and apparatus are provided for acquiring integrated operational data and support data regarding a vehicle. The apparatus comprising a network interface...
Processes for preparing 1,1,2,3-tetrachloropropene
Provided is a continuous process for preparing 1,1,2,3-tetrachloro-1-propene having the steps of catalytically dehydrochlorinating CH.sub.2ClCCl.sub.2CH.sub.2Cl...