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Turbocharger with balancing features
An exemplary thrust collar for a turbocharger includes a substantially annular body that includes an axis of rotation, a bore, opposing end surfaces where one of...
Emissions sensors for fuel control in engines
A system for controlling fuel to an engine to minimize emissions in an exhaust of the engine. There may be a controller connected to an actuator, for example a...
Weldless mesotube grid holder
An apparatus for assembling an electronic device is disclosed, which includes one or more grid holders for maintaining one or more grids in association with a...
System and method for detecting temporal relationships uniquely associated
with an underlying root cause
Methods and systems are provided for detecting temporal relationships that are uniquely associated with a selected root cause. The method comprises identifying...
Method and computer product to increase accuracy of time-based software
verification for sensor networks
A recursive verification protocol to reduce the time variance due to delays in the network by putting the subject node at most one hop from the verifier node...
Electromechanical actuator and effector health management system and
A system and method are provided for supplying electromechanical actuator (EMA) health status information to a control system. A determination is made as to...
Method, system, and apparatus for friction pad wear and brake condition
A brake, system, and method are presented. The brake includes friction material, a backing pad, sensor-wear material embedded within the friction material, and...
Runway segmentation using vertices detection
Methods and apparatus are provided for locating a runway by detecting an object (or blob) within data representing a region of interest provided by a vision...
Multiple protocol decoder
A generic protocol decoder is described for deciphering multiple protocols without requiring unique decoders for each protocol. Object patterns are created for...
System and method for wireless communication between wired field devices
and control system components
A system for transferring a signal between a field device and a control system component includes a field linking unit and a system gateway. The field linking...
Size calibration and mapping in overhead camera view
To calibrate images from an overhead camera, two equal-length reference lines at different heights relative to the floor plane are imaged. By comparing the...
A computer assisted method identifies characteristics of a flare. A digital image of the flare is obtained, such as by a color digital video camera and a region...
Apparatus and method for alarm suppression in a monitoring system
A method, apparatus and system are provided that receive an alarm record and compare the alarm record to a suppression description that describes an alarm to be...
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 an...
Low-cost PIR scanning mechanism
A passive infrared sensor (PIR) for detecting infrared radiation which includes a lens positioned in a sensor housing, and a pyroelectric element electrically...
Switching device having welding tabs for securing sensing structures to
the device housing
A switching device includes a housing having an exterior surface with at least one opening in the surface. An inner edge of the opening is for receiving and...
Method to create an environmentally resistant soft armor composite
Fibrous substrates and articles that retain their superior ballistic resistance performance after exposure to liquids such as sea water and organic solvents,...
Compressor and compressor housing
A housing is disclosed for a compressor having a duct defining a main gas flow axis and blades that draw a fluid through the duct. The blades impart to the fluid...
Compressor inlet guide vane flow based anti-ice formation control system
A system and method are provided for effectively removing ice that may have formed on gas turbine engine compressor inlet guide vanes and/or preventing, or at...
Gas turbine engine anti-ice formation device and system
An anti-ice formation device for a gas turbine engine is configured to be mounted within an inlet duct of the engine, and adjacent the gas turbine engine...
Fireproof panels and methods of fabricating the same
Methods and apparatus are provided for making a fireproof panel. The fireproof panel includes a first ply of material and a ceramic material impregnating at...
Voting mechanism for transmission schedule enforcement
Method and systems of transmission schedule enforcement in a hub-based network is provided. Method includes receiving guardian messages from one or more of a...
Methods and systems for implementing an iterated extended Kalman filter
within a navigation system
Methods and systems for implementing an iterated extended Kalman filter within a navigation system are provided. In one embodiment, a Kalman filter programmed...
Altimeter setting display and storage system and method
A system and method for storing altimeter setting values on an aircraft display includes simultaneously rendering an altimeter and an active altimeter setting...
System and method for reducing interference in microwave motion sensors
A microwave sensor comprises an oscillator configured to generate a microwave signal at a pre-determined frequency, and an antenna configured to transmit the...
Analyzing smoke or other emissions with pattern recognition
A system and method for analyzing smoke or other emissions are provided. An image is analyzed and processed to identify characteristics associated with the...
Integrated electric power distribution center fire protection system
An electrical distribution control system for a vehicle such as an aircraft may be provided fire-suppression protection without requiring that all control...
Drop-out steam profiling cartridge
A steam distributor for applying steam to a continuously moving paper sheet employs one or more drop-out steam profiling cartridges. Each cartridge is connected...
System for filling and venting of run-in gas into vacuum tubes
Heavier noble gases such as xenon and argon can reduce the run-in period for vacuum tubes and in particular flame detector tubes. The tubes can be filled with a...
Airframe mounted electric motor driven lubrication pump control deoil
A system for controlling lubricant displacement from a machine during turbomachine shutdown sequence includes a motor, a pump, a control valve, and a motor...
Augmented vaneless diffuser containment
A containment system comprises at least one passage obstructer extending from a housing inlet cover through a diffuser passage and into a housing back cover. The...
Method for vertical takeoff from and landing on inclined surfaces
Takeoff and landing modes are added to a flight control system of a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). The takeoff and landing...
Advanced hydrogen auxiliary power unit
An auxiliary power unit includes an autothermal reformer for producing a reformate from fuel; a turbine; a combustor for burning the reformate to power the...
Flight management systems and methods for use with an aerial vehicle
The invention provides, in some aspects, flight management systems and methods that generate three-dimensional (3D) graphical representations of airspace in a...
Keyboards having multiple groups of keys in the management of a process
A parallel operation keyboard (POK) which enables a user to provide multiple inputs simultaneously in managing a process control plant. A lock is provided to...
Phase/frequency estimator-based phase locked loop
A phase/frequency estimator-based phase locked loop (PFE-PLL) may be use to obtain a phase and frequency estimation by using an algebraic summer, a gain block...
Method for predicting a fault in a security system
A method for predicting a fault in a wireless communication path between at least one transmitter and a receiver. The method comprises detecting an initial value...
Stiffening support for printed circuit assemblies
A packaging assembly includes a printed circuit assembly coupled to a stiffening device, which may take the form of a custom-shaped stiffening member or take the...
Composite avionics chassis
An avionics chassis for protecting against damage, dust, dirt and incidental moisture over an extended temperature range, EMI shielding to prevent radiation of...
Augmentation of ambient temperature and free convection effects in thermal
circuit breaker trip curve...
An electrical overload protection system may be based on a solid state control system. A solid state switch may open responsively to commands for a solid-state...
Method and amplifying stage for suppressing modulation distortion rate
sensing errors in a resonator fiber...
A device and a method for suppressing 2nd order harmonic distortion in a Resonator Fiber Optic Gyroscope includes driving a laser to generate at least one of a...
Control system for allowing an operator to proportionally control a work
A control system (1) includes a work piece, such as a camera (2), having an adjustable functionality (3). A configuration device is associated with the work...
Radar system for obstacle avoidance
A radar system comprises a transmitter antenna configured to transmit a radio frequency (RF) signal, a first receiver antenna, and a second receiver antenna....
Power line communication based aircraft power distribution system with
real time wiring integrity monitoring...
A power line communication-based aircraft power distribution system may allow for both power line communication (PLC) technology and spread spectrum time domain...
SOI on package hypersensitive sensor
A hypersensitive semiconductor die structure is disclosed, in which flip-chip packaging is used in conjunction with a modified SOI die in which a thick silicon...
Spectroscopy having correction for broadband distortion for analyzing
A spectroscopic method and spectroscopy system therefrom for analyzing samples. A sample includes a first chemical component that has a characteristic first...
Thermal interface materials
A method for forming the crosslinkable thermal interface materials disclosed herein comprises a) providing at least one saturated rubber compound, b) providing...
Methods for use of a sensitive layer for hydrogen sulphide detection with
Methods can be adapted for design of a sensitive monolayer for detection of hydrogen sulphide at room temperature with SAW/BAW devices. The sensitive monolayer...
Coating composition optimization for via fill and photolithography
applications and methods of preparation thereof
A sacrificial coating material includes: at least one inorganic compound, and at least one material modification agent, wherein the sacrificial coating material...