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Doppler beam-sharpened radar altimeter
Systems and methods for Doppler beam sharpening in a radar altimeter are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a return signal at a radar...
Miniature pressure sensor assembly for catheter
A pressure sensor assembly configured for use with a catheter. In one illustrative embodiment, the pressure sensor assembly may include a multi-layer co-fired...
Micro discharge device ionizer and method of fabricating the same
A micro discharge device (MDD) ionizer and a method for fabricating the MDD ionizer are disclosed. The MDD ionizer includes a dielectric barrier having a first...
Liquid submersion ballistic performance through hybridization
Ballistic resistant articles having excellent resistance to deterioration due to liquid exposure. More particularly, a ballistic resistant structures and...
Planarization films for advanced microelectronic applications and devices
and methods of production thereof
A planarization composition is disclosed herein that comprises: a) a structural constituent; and b) a solvent system, wherein the solvent system is compatible...
Apparatus and method for pressure sensing
An apparatus and method of pressure sensing. The system can include a sensing apparatus connectable with a supply conduit and a mounting plate. The apparatus can...
Guided entry system for individuals for annotating process deviations
Methods (100), algorithms, and implementing systems (200) for guided annotation of process deviations by an individual responsible for annotations (e.g. process...
Perspective-view visual runway awareness and advisory display
A method of providing a visual runway awareness and advisor display is provided. The method comprises obtaining current craft position and trajectory, determing...
Apparatus and method for troubleshooting a computer system
An apparatus for troubleshooting a computer system of a vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes a controller for controlling an aspect of operation of the...
Access control system with symbol recognition
A video camera is located at a secure access point and is connected to a computer network. The camera is used as a conventional security camera and also provides...
System and method for autonomous object tracking
A system for autonomous object tracking with static camera arrangements. Each camera arrangement may minimally have a pan-tilt-zoom camera and a range or depth...
Priority based arbitration for TDMA schedule enforcement in a
A multi-channel TDMA network having priority based is provided. A network includes a plurality of channels, and a plurality of nodes adapted to transmit and...
Enhanced scale factor ring laser gyroscope
An embodiment of the invention enhances the rotation sensitivity and decreases the dead band width of a standard HeNe ring laser gyroscope (RLG), with the...
Wide dynamic range motor control system and method
Methods and systems are provided for controlling a discretely commutated, multi-phase DC electric motor or actuator is used. The methods and systems may be used...
AC/AC power converter for aircraft
A matrix converter circuit having two AC/AC matrix converters coupled in parallel in a first mode to power a starter and decoupled in a second mode to each power...
Advanced carbon dioxide fuel tank inerting system
An onboard inert gas generation system includes an evaporator comprising a vessel that receives a hydrocarbon fuel from a fuel tank, separates vapor fuel...
Combustor systems with liners having improved cooling hole patterns
A combustor liner assembly includes a liner and a first group of cooling holes formed in the liner and having an increasing density in a downstream direction....
HVAC zone control panel
A zone control panel that is easy and intuitive to use and to program. In some embodiments, a zone control panel may be configured to have an easy to use, single...
Protocol independent bridge
A wireless bridge includes a first universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) for coupling to a serial bus that receives data packets. A protocol...
Differential current-mode translator in a sigma-delta digital-to-analog
A differential current-mode sigma-delta digital-to-analog converter (SD DAC) and a method for generating positive and negative reference voltages in a...
Gas turbine engine rotor lock prevention system and method
A system and method of at least reducing the likelihood of a rotor lock in an aircraft gas turbine engine is provided. A determination is made that each...
Integrated multi-spectrum intrusion threat detection device and method for
A security apparatus comprising a plurality of sensing elements, each adapted to detect intrusion into protected premises, each sensing element outputs a sensing...
Cavity ring down system having a common input/output port
A system having a multiple-mirror ring-down cavity with one mirror where light may be input into the cavity and light from the cavity may be detected. A valve...
Process for the manufacture of fluorinated alkanes
A process for the production of fluorinated alkanes by contacting a feed stream containing a fluorinated olefin and a reducing agent, preferably with a first...
Colorant treated ion exchange resins, method of making, heat transfer
systems and assemblies containing the...
Disclosed is a colorant treated ion exchange resin comprising at least 15% of exchangeable groups comprising at least one of an ion, a Lewis acid, or a Lewis...
Water reclamation in a micropower generator
A waterless power generator, particularly a waterless electrical power generator and a passively controlled process for producing electricity with a fuel cell...
Fuel cell power generator utilizing substantially or completely closed
A power generator has a hydrogen flow path through which moisture is induced to flow to a hydrogen-containing fuel that reacts with the moisture to produce...
HVAC remote control unit and methods of operation
A comfort control system for controlling the comfort level in a building includes a comfort control unit and a remote control unit. The remote control unit...
Method and brake disc assembly to utilize worn refurbished brake material
A method and brake disc assembly to utilize worn refurbished brake material is disclosed. The method discloses the use of a brake disc for braking and the...
Particulate matter sensor electrodes with embedded self-calibrator, and
methods using same
A particulate matter (PM) sensor includes an embedded self-calibrator. The PM sensor is to be installed in an exhaust corridor of an internal combustion engine....
Encrypted debug interface
In one embodiment, a system comprises application-specific functionality, debug functionality, and a debug interface communicatively coupled to the debug...
Method and system for performing distributed outer loop power control in
wireless communication networks
A method and system for performing distributed outer loop power control in a wireless communication network are disclosed. The method includes the steps of...
Large amplitude high frequency optical delay
Optical delay line system that includes a retro-reflection mirror which is displaced along a circular path while being maintained in angular alignment with...
Active EMI filtering using magnetic coupling cancellation
An active electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering may reduce the requirements for high current differential mode inductors. The active EMI filtering of the...
Method and system for indexing and searching objects of interest across a
plurality of video streams
A seed search of a subset of analytical data corresponding to video objects displayable in a plurality of video frames is carried out to identify video objects...
Transducer for high-frequency antenna coupling and related apparatus and
An apparatus includes an antenna having multiple conductive portions. The apparatus also includes a transducer electrically coupling the conductive portions of...
Multi-sector radar sensor
A radar system comprises a plurality of antenna sub-systems, each operable to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) signals in a corresponding sector,...
Wireless actuator interface
An actuator includes a mechanical transducer component capable of applying a mechanical force to an external object in response to electronic signals. The...
Adjustable threaded cores for LED thermal management
Adjustable threaded cores for LED thermal management. The cores provide a direct thermal path between a LED and a heat sink while minimizing gaps and stresses...
Thermal interconnect systems methods of production and uses thereof
Layered interface materials described herein include at least one pulse-plated thermally conductive material, such as an interconnect material, and at least one...
Densification of carbon fiber preforms with pitches for aircraft brakes
Low cost isotropic and/or mesophase pitch is used to densify carbon fiber preforms by VPI and/or RTM equipment in place of CVI/CVD processing, for reduced...
Fastener having controllably variable preload and method of forming same
A method of forming a fastener that includes an axial centerline, a seating surface angled with respect to the axial centerline at an angle .alpha. and adapted...
Application of eddy current braking system for use in a gearbox/generator
A disengagement assembly for disengaging a generator from an engine or gear box may include an inner ball screw having helical threading on an outer surface...
Photoacoustic cell incorporating a quantum dot substrate
Embodiments of the apparatus, systems, and methods relate to a photoacoustic cell including an excitation source, a chamber, and a quantum dot substrate between...
This invention provides security articles comprising fibers, threads and fiber sections ("dots") possessing multiple verification characteristics. The fibers...
Apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving multiple radio signals
over a single antenna
An apparatus for transmitting and receiving multiple radio frequencies simultaneously over a single antenna is provided. The apparatus comprises a transmitter...
Method and apparatus for excision of narrowband interference signals in
navigation or communication bands
A method for suppressing narrowband interference signals is provided. The method comprises inputting a digitized signal to a fast Fourier transform (FFT) to...
System and method for monitoring valve status and performance in a process
A process control system includes at least one controller and at least one wireless valve element capable of being controlled by the at least one controller. The...
Micro wind turbine topology for small scale power generation
A wind energy converter has a generator adapted to be coupled directly to a wind turbine without need for a mechanical gear unit. A rectifier is coupled to the...
Bias-instability reduction in fiber optic gyroscopes
Apparatus for providing Bias-Instability reduction in Fiber Optic Gyroscopes are provided. In one embodiment, an optical circuit for a fiber optic gyroscope...