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Wireless monitoring and alarm system
A monitoring system includes a multi-hop time division multiple access communication system to link a control unit wirelessly and redundantly with a plurality...
Systems and methods for suppressing ambiguous peaks from stepped frequency
Signal compensation systems and methods compensate an estimated range profile from a plurality of detected signal returns from a true range profile, wherein the...
Method and system for maintaining spatio-temporal data
A system and method for maintaining spatio-temporal data for a given area (e.g., an airspace) containing a given node (e.g., an aircraft) and one or more other...
Methods and systems for generating data link air traffic control center
Methods and systems for generating a data link air traffic control center menu are provided. In one implementation, a method comprises associating individual...
Hybrid power source
A hybrid power system is comprised of a high energy density element such as a fuel-cell and high power density elements such as a supercapacitor banks. A DC/DC...
Polymers containing borane or carborane cage compounds and related
Polymers comprising residues of borane and/or carborane cage compound monomers having at least one polyalkoxy silyl substituent. Such polymers can further...
Low profile valve actuator having high torque output
A valve actuator is provided for use in conjunction with a drive motor and a valve. In one embodiment, the valve actuator includes a housing assembly, a first...
Sliding piston cartridge and turbocharger incorporating same
A sliding piston cartridge (50) for a turbocharger (20) that is insertable into a bore (44) in the turbine housing (38) as a unit and that includes all of the...
Electronic timer housing
Intrusion detection report correlator and analyzer
A computer/computer network security alert management system aggregates information from multiple intrusion detectors. Utilizing reports from multiple intrusion...
Internetworking air-to-air network and wireless network
Methods and systems of operating a communication system are provided. One method comprises establishing at least one communication link between a ...
System and method for merging clusters of wireless nodes in a wireless
A system includes a first cluster having multiple first wireless nodes. One first node is configured to act as a first cluster master, and other first nodes are...
Systems and methods for enhancing obstacles and terrain profile awareness
A display system for an aircraft includes a processing unit configured to receive data related to an aircraft profile and to supply display commands with...
Integral topside vacuum package
An integrated vacuum package having an added volume on a perimeter within the perimeter of a bonding seal between two wafers. The added volume of space may be...
Method of manufacture of a dual alloy impeller
There is provided a method for fabricating a dual alloy structure that may in turn be machined to fabricate a rotary component for use in a gas turbine engine....
Time domain spectroscopy (TDS)-based method and system for obtaining
coincident sheet material parameters
An in-situ time domain spectroscopy (TDS)-based method (200) for non-contact characterization of properties of a sheet material while being produced by a...
A hydrogen generator includes a container with multiple concentric hollow cylinders of chemical hydride fuel disposed within the container. A water vapor source...
Conical pin to maintain bearing system
An exemplary locating mechanism for locating a turbine bearing in a bore of a housing includes a conical pin having a pin axis where the conical pin includes a...
Multi-piece locating pin
An exemplary multi-piece locating pin for a turbocharger assembly includes a screw piece with a nub and a securing feature to secure the screw piece in a...
Integrated on-line door control system with standardized interfaces
A door access control system includes a pair of housings. One housing is mounted in the door. The other is mounted adjacent to the door in the surrounding...
Pressure sensor with on-board compensation
The present disclosure relates generally to pressure sensors, and more particularly, to methods and apparatus for compensating pressure sensors for stress,...
Multi-sensor gas detectors
A multi-sensor gas detector includes a solid state heatable gas sensor, and at least one, different, infrared gas sensor. Emitted radiant energy from a heated...
Method and apparatus for using SMS short code messaging to facilitate the
transmission of a status update for a...
A notification system for receiving a request for a remote status update from a remote device is disclosed. The notification system comprises a server for...
Enhanced inertial system performance
An inertial system is provided. The system includes at least one inertial sensor, a processing unit and a plurality of Kalman filters implemented in the...
Aircraft traffic awareness system and methods
The invention provides, in some aspects, aviation navigational systems and methods for cockpit display of traffic information that generate intuitive...
Prognostic and health management accuracy maintenance system and method
A prognostic and health accuracy maintenance system and method for a system following on-site replacement of a component in the system is provided. A system...
Method and system for updating navigation information
A method and system for updating navigation information are disclosed. The method includes the steps of connecting to a navigation information update system,...
HVAC control with utility time of day pricing support
The present disclosure provides a method for operating a utility-powered HVAC system for conditioning inside air of a building. In an illustrative but...
Apparatus and method for measuring haze of sheet materials or other
A method includes illuminating a material with first light and capturing an image of second light transmitted through the material. The method also includes...
High efficiency backlight assembly for flat panel display assembly and
method for the manufacture thereof
A backlight assembly is provided for deployment within a flat panel display assembly. In one embodiment, the backlight assembly includes a printed wiring board...
Systems and methods for powering a gimbal mounted device
Gimbal power systems and methods are operable to provide power to a device attached to the gimbal. An exemplary embodiment is configured to rotate a rotational...
Method and system displaying a flight path to intercept an ILS glide path
A method displaying a pathway (226, 502) for an aircraft includes receiving (302, 402, 602) an instrument generated course generally in alignment with a runway...
Methods of manufacturing flexible insulated wires
Methods of manufacturing insulated wires are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a method includes drawing a conductive wire through a first pad...
Needle-septum interface for a fluidic analyzer
Instrument-cartridge interfaces for fluidic analyzers that have an instrument and a removable cartridge are disclosed. For example, and in one illustrative...
Self-retracting lifeline systems and braking systems therefor
A lifeline system includes a lifeline and a drum assembly around which the lifeline is coiled. The drum assembly is rotatable about a first axis in a first...
Turbocharger with two-stage compressor, including a twin-wheel
parallel-flow first stage
A single-shaft exhaust gas-driven turbocharger includes two parallel-flow first-stage centrifugal compressors in series with a single second-stage centrifugal...
Model-based diagnostic interface for a vehicle health management system
having a system model with a system...
Methods and apparatus are provided for a model-based diagnostic interface. An apparatus is provided for a diagnostic interface for a system having system data,...
Systems and methods for gimbal mounted optical communication device
Optical communication systems and methods are operable to communicate optical signals across a gimbal system. An exemplary embodiment has a first optical rotary...
Server based distributed security system
A security system including one or more sensors for detecting a predetermined security event. One or more communications modules include a transmitting device...
Employing external storage devices as media for access control panel
The present invention advantageously provides a flexible system and method for a security system having a control panel with control information for performing...
Guided delivery of small munitions from an unmanned aerial vehicle
The present invention provides apparatus and methods for accurate guidance of small munitions to a target. The guidance for the small munition is mainly...
Dehydrochlorination of hydrochlorofluorocarbons using pre-treated
activated carbon catalysts
The present disclosure provides methods for pre-treating activated carbon before it is used in a dehydrochlorination process. The methods can comprise mixing...
Functionally graded high temperature bonding of fiberglass fibers to steel
Method for chemical bonding of fiberglass fibers to steel surfaces to prepare the steel for bonding with carbon composite material. This fiber-bonding step...
Selective lockout in a fuel-fired appliance
A control system for a fuel-fired appliance and methods of operating are disclosed. When a failed ignition of a burner is detected, the control system is...
Variable geometry nozzle device
A compressor nozzle device comprises a set of adjustable vanes which is interposed between two opposite wall members (3, 5), and a unison ring (7) for actuating...
Contaminant-deflector labyrinth seal and method of operation
A seal assembly for deflecting contaminated fluid flowing through the seal assembly from an upstream space to a downstream space includes an annular housing, at...
Safety harnesses, connective ring attachments for use in safety harnesses
and back pads for use in safety harnesses
A back pad system for use in connection with a safety harness which includes at least two spaced back straps and a connector adapted to be connected to a line...
Methods for making a sensitive resonating beam accelerometer
A method of making a resonating beam accelerometer (RBA). In an example process, a proof mass device and resonators are created from a quartz material. A direct...
Apparatus for non-disruptively disconnecting a peripheral device
An electronic device includes a communication bus having a physical layer for interacting with a peripheral device. The physical layer is configured to be...