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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...
Enhanced aircraft transponder reliability
An aircraft system includes a transponder and a processor. The processor is configured to determine if the aircraft is positioned in a predetermined restricted...
Current conveyor based instrumentation amplifier
Current conveyor based instrumentation amplifiers are disclosed. Such instrumentation amplifiers may have the higher common mode rejection ratios (CMRR), lower...
Ultra violet flame sensor with run-on detection
A UV flame sensor for detecting a run-on condition in a flame detector tube is disclosed. The UV flame sensor comprises a pair of secondary electrodes that are...
Coating precursor materials, turbomachinery components, and methods of
forming the turbomachinery components
Coating precursor materials, turbomachinery components, and methods of manufacturing the components are provided. In an embodiment, by way of example only, a...
Thermal liquid flow sensor and method of forming same
A thermal liquid flow sensor and method of forming same. The sensor has a substrate and one or more sensing elements, disposed on the substrate, for sensing a...
System and method for recycling using nanoceramics
Systems and methods are disclosed that promote the remediation of contaminated materials that are produced during industrial processes. These systems and methods...
Local tension generating air stabilization system for web products
An air stabilization system employing two parallel, opposite-facing Coanda nozzles, with each nozzle exhausting gas at opposite directions, subjects a moving...
Method for sensor fabrication and related sensor and system
A method includes forming multiple trenches in a first wafer, forming a sensor structure on a first surface of a second wafer, and bonding the first wafer and...
Thermal anemometer flow sensor apparatus with a seal with conductive
A flow sensor apparatus and method. A seal with a conductive interconnect is provided that includes a mass flow sense element mounted to a housing containing a...
Nanowire magnetic compass and position sensor
A nanowire magnetic sensor and position sensor for determining the position of a magnetic object and direction of magnetic field is disclosed herein. The...
Position estimation for navigation devices
A method of providing position estimation with a navigation device comprises periodically recording magnetic field strength of an area substantially surrounding...
Navigation system with minimal on-board processing
A navigation system that provides a position estimate. In one embodiment, a method includes integrating an acceleration estimate in each of three dimensions....
Ground operations and advanced runway awareness and advisory system
A device, method and computer program product for locating aircraft with respect to airport runways and taxiways, determining if a conflict exists between an...
Controller interface with multiple day programming
A controller equipped with a user interface having multiple-day programming capabilities, including methods of programming such devices, are disclosed. The user...
Apparatus, system, and method for integrating a wireless network with
wired field devices in a process control...
A system for integrating a wireless network with wired field devices includes a field unit that communicates with the wired field devices using a first wired...
Non-destructive media access resolution for asynchronous traffic in a
A half-duplex communication network comprises a plurality of communication links, each link being configured a priori to communicate in one direction; and a...
Systems and methods for monitoring angle random walk
A gyroscope for determining an angular rate output. The gyroscope includes a first demodulator configured to demodulate an angular rate measurement at a first...
RFOG with reduced polarization mode induced bias error
Hollow core fiber RFOG having symmetric M-(or W-)shape, three-(or two-)mirror configurations. These symmetric configurations help to cancel out polarization...
Adjusting processor clock information using a clock drift estimate
A navigation system comprises a global positioning satellite receiver to receive at least one global positioning satellite signal and to output global...
Radar target processing reduction systems and methods using cooperative
Systems and methods for reducing radar target processing. The systems include a processor configured to receive a first input from a cooperative surveillance...
Structural health monitoring sensor system and method using resonant
transmission line sensors
A structural health monitoring system and method uses a resonant transmission line sensor. A resonant transmission line sensor, which includes one or more sensor...
Systems and methods for producing a substantially constant output voltage
in a power source boost system
Systems and methods for producing a substantially constant output voltage in a power source boost system are provided. A power supply boost circuit includes an...
Active human-machine interface system including an electrically
An active human-machine interface system includes a user interface, one or more motors, one or more motor controllers, one or more electrically controllable...
Rotary body for turbo machinery with mistuned blades
A rotary body for use in a turbo machine includes a hub having an outer edge and a plurality of slots formed in the outer edge, the slots having first and second...
Miniature mechanical transfer optical coupler
A miniature mechanical transfer (MT) optical coupler ("MMTOC") for optically connecting a first plurality of optical fibers with at least one other plurality of...
Solid propellant burn rate, propellant gas flow rate, and propellant gas
pressure pulse generation control...
Systems and methods of controlling solid propellant burn rate, propellant gas pressure, propellant gas pressure pulse shape, and propellant gas flow rate, rely...
Output device back box
System and method for implementing irregular data formats
A computer system comprises a processing unit configured to process fixed size data words comprising at least one exponent field of variable size and a mantissa...
Aviation navigational and flight management systems and methods utilizing
The present application provides systems and methods for providing navigational guidance during off-course operations, and techniques to revert back to a desired...
Input transient protection for electronic devices
A circuit board assembly which includes an electrically insulating layer, a conductive printed wiring layer formed on the surface of the electrically insulating...
Multiple beam wide band CRDS cavity sensor and detector
A common multi-gas ring down detector incorporates a cavity that has a piezoelectric mirror and at least two displaced mirrors to define two different transit...
Apparatus and method for ranging of a wireless transceiver with a
A sensor includes a transceiver configured to receive a wireless signal from an interrogator and to reflect the wireless signal back. The sensor also includes an...
Adaptive servo control system and method
A system and method of implementing servomechanism control without rate feedback is provided. A position feedback signal is filtered using a non-linear lead-lag...
Human-machine interface with passive soft stops
A human-machine interface assembly includes a user interface and a passive force feedback mechanism. The user interface is configured, upon receipt of an input...
Method and apparatus for hot swap of line replaceable modules for AC and
DC electric power systems
A method and an apparatus are used in hot swap of AC or DC line replaceable modules (40A). The apparatus according to one embodiment comprises a pin assembly...
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 the...
Integrated support and mixer for turbo machinery
A support and air mixer includes an inner annular member, an outer annular member shaped and positioned such that an annular air gap is formed between the inner...
Modeling silicon-on-insulator stress effects
A method and system for modeling silicon-on-insulator shallow trench isolation stress effect is described. The method includes creating instance parameters that...
Monitoring system with speech recognition
A system for monitoring conditions associated with an individual in a region includes at least one speech input transducer and speech processing software coupled...
Method and system for process control
A method and system for process control. The control system can be operably coupled to a processing system. The control system can include control devices...
Automated activity detection using supervised learning
In an embodiment, one or more sequences of learning video data is provided. The learning video sequences include an action. One or more features of the action...
Vision based navigation and guidance system
A method of controlling an autonomous vehicle with a vision-based navigation and guidance system. The method includes capturing image frames at a predetermined...
Apparatus and method supporting a redundancy-managing interface between
wireless and wired networks
A wireless network includes a leaf node, which generates a data message. The data message is routed through infrastructure nodes to a gateway infrastructure...
System and method for z-structure measurements using simultaneous
A method includes simultaneously illuminating a material using multiple first radiances and measuring multiple second radiances from the material. Each second...
Microswitch with push-in wire connector
A microswitch with push-in wire connectors is provided. In one illustrative embodiment, the microswitch may include a plunger for activating the switch, a first...
Method for producing fluorinated organic compounds
Disclosed is a method for producing fluorinated organic compounds, including hydrofluoropropenes, which preferably comprises converting at least one compound of...
Micro fuel cell
A fuel cell, fuel cell array and methods of forming the same are disclosed. The fuel cell can be made by forming a first aperture defined by a first aperture...