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Inertial measurement unit with gas plenums
An inertial measurement unit comprises a mounting plate with an opening therethrough, and a sensor assembly disposed in the opening of the mounting plate. Upper...
Compressor inlet guide vane de-ice control system and method
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...
Fuel metering pump calibration method
A system and method for accurately supplying fuel flow to a gas turbine engine from a fuel metering pump regardless of variations in operating conditions of the...
Combustion systems with rotary fuel slingers
A combustion system includes a fuel manifold adapted to receive a flow of fuel from a fuel source, the fuel manifold including at least one orifice from which...
Turbocharger with sliding piston assembly
A turbocharger having a turbine housing defining a chamber for receiving exhaust gas, and a nozzle leading from the chamber. Exhaust gas flows from the nozzle...
System of integrated environmentally hardened architecture for space
An environmentally hardened architecture comprises a hybrid processor, a high speed bus having environmentally-sensitive interfaces, an environmentally hardened...
Method and system for indexing and searching an iris image database
A method and system for indexing and searching a database of iris images having a system to expedite a process of matching a subject to millions (more or less)...
Methods and systems of determining bearing when ADS-B data is unavailable
System, method and computer program product for determining bearing using ADS-B and TCAS standard reply bearing estimates are disclosed. In one embodiment, a...
System and method for selective display of a standby attitude indicator
and an airport map data using the same...
Methods and apparatus are provided for selectively rendering a standby attitude indicator or an airport map on an aircraft display. The system determines whether...
Distributed array reception
A communication system is provided. The communication system comprises a remote transmitter, at least one central unit, and M number of nodes distributed in a...
Event packaged video sequence
Methods and systems for packaging video sequences based on user-specified events are described herein. An illustrative method of event-packaging a video sequence...
Photochromic resistant materials for optical devices in plasma
An optical device, such as an interference mirror of the type which can be incorporated into ring laser gyros. One embodiment is an interference mirror having at...
Beam detector distance measurement
A projected beam smoke detector includes circuitry and control software to measure a distance a beam travels between the detector's transmitter and receiver....
Cytometer having fluid core stream position control
A cytometer having two or more chambers or regions in a containment structure of sheathing fluid that may be used to provide hydrodynamic focusing of another...
Microwave direction of travel detector by parallel sampling
A microwave direction of travel detector and method of detecting the direction of an intruder in a protected region. The microwave direction of travel detector...
Implicit data backup and restoral system in a peer-to-peer fire detection
A fire detection network employs an implicit data backup and recovery system. The implicit data backup system allows fire detection units within a network to be...
Sensor including dual range, application specific integrated chip (ASIC)
A sensor incorporates a dual range ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) for accurately sensing and measuring sensor input over extensive range along...
Cogless motor driven active user interface haptic feedback system
An aircraft user interface haptic feedback system includes a user interface, a position sensor, a cogless motor, and a control circuit. The user interface is...
Organic light emitting diode (OLED) having improved stability, luminance,
An organic light emitting diode (OLED) includes a relatively thin diamond-like carbon (DLC) layer disposed between the anode and the hole transport layer to...
Simplified method for production of phenolic resole resin with high
molecular weight fraction
Process including steps (a.) through (c.). Step (a.) involves providing a mixture of 41-47 parts by weight phenol component and 54-58 parts by weight...
Microelectronic security coatings
A security coating on an electronic circuit assembly comprises a mesh coating that may have a unique signature pattern and comprise materials that easily produce...
DIN rail mount
A DIN rail mounted device that may be mounted to a DIN rail with minimal components and without requiring the use of tools. In some instances, an electrical...
Ion micro pump
A method and apparatus are provided for pumping a gas. The method includes the steps of ionizing the gas, separating the ionized gas into groups of positive and...
System and method for performing 4-dimensional navigation
A system and method are disclosed for computing a vehicle's motion in four dimensions (e.g., three spatial dimensions and time) and reliably predicting the...
Method and system for automatically estimating the spatial positions of
cameras in a camera network
A method for automatically estimating the spatial positions between cameras in a camera network utilizes unique identifying signals, such as RFID signals,...
Iris recognition system and method
An identification method includes acquiring an image of an eye, approximating the center of the pupil, using the approximated center of the pupil as the origin...
Intelligent packaging method and system based on acoustic wave devices
An intelligent packaging system utilizing acoustic wave devices includes an electronic module, a SAW ID, various passive SAW sensors and a printed antenna. The...
Flip-chip flow sensor
A flip-chip flow sensor has electrical components, such as temperature sensors and a heater, on the top of a substrate and has a channel formed in the bottom of...
Method for stabilizing an engine coolant concentrate and preventing hard
water salt formation upon dilution
Disclosed is a method of simultaneously stabilizing an engine coolant concentrate and preventing hard water salt formation upon dilution of the coolant...
Turbocharger bearing and associated components
An exemplary bearing and locating pin system for a turbocharger includes a locating pin including a shaft, a head and an aperture and a bearing having a central...
Engine exhaust heat exchanger
A heat transfer system in an engine for transferring heat from the recirculated exhaust gas to an output of an engine exhaust system. The heat transfer may cool...
Dynamic economic load dispatch by applying dynamic programming to a
In an embodiment, a system and method provide a constraint on a genetic algorithm, and further provide dynamic programming capability to the genetic algorithm....
Hollow core fiber optical gyro
Apparatus is provided for a fiber optic gyro. The fiber optic gyro includes a ring resonator having first and second counter-propagating directions. The ring...
System and apparatus for high dynamic range sensor
A system and method of operating a sensor array are provided. The method includes adjusting the reverse bias voltage for the photodiode of at least one pixel in...
Method of charging and discharging of supercapacitors without the use of
converters or chargers
An electrical power system may be provided with temporary power from a bank of supercapacitors connected to a bus of the power system. The supercapacitors may be...
Active human-machine interface system without a force sensor
An active human-machine interface system is implemented without a force sensor. The system includes a user interface that is configured to receive user input...
Mesotube with header insulator
A mesotube apparatus is disclosed which includes a header insulator in order to avoid premature breakdown at lower voltage that occurs between a cathode and an...
Method for producing alkaline earth metal oxides
Disclosed is a processes for the production of relatively high purity alkaline earth metal oxides, such as SrO, from relatively low purity forms of carbonated or...
Apparatus for the manufacture of carbon microballoons
This invention provides a stepped heating cycle for the pre-treatment of phenolic microballoons prior to carbonization thereof, wherein the heating cycle...
Methods of preventing frost formation and facilitating the removal of
winter precipitation relative to a...
Disclosed herein is a winter precipitation barrier composition, comprising: a retaining agent, a solvent, and optionally, an auxiliary component, such as a...
Landing gear for a hovercraft
Self-leveling legs are used to accommodate landing a ducted fan hovercraft on a sloped surface such as a roof-top. These legs move to accommodate a variation of...
Negative pressure conditioning device with low pressure cut-off
A pneumatic signal conditioning device may have a first fluid path and a second fluid path. The first fluid path includes a first inlet and a first outlet, and...
Methods, apparatus and systems for enhanced synthetic vision and
multi-sensor data fusion to improve...
The invention provides, in some aspects, improved methods, apparatus and systems for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operation that utilize multiple data links...
Building equipment component control with automatic feature detection
A method of accommodating an element in a building equipment component. The presence of the element may be detected, and whether the element is required may be...
Method and apparatus for providing a message sequence count in a security
A security system and method of operation includes a wireless transmitter, a wireless receiver in wireless communication with the wireless transmitter, and a...
Partitioned random access and read only memory
A magnetic memory and a method of operating the memory are described. The memory includes memory cells that may each include a magnetoresistive bit. The memory...
System and apparatus for an electrophoretic display
An embodiment generally relates to a system for electronic paper. The system includes an electret substrate embedded with a plurality of charged capsules each...
Method and apparatus for extending the color depth of displays
A method of extending color depth in a display includes determining pixel sub-intervals for pixel intervals in a video signal, modulating a transmissivity of a...
Low battery indicator
Electronic devices that include batteries can be adapted to provide one or more indications of a low battery condition. An electronic device such as a controller...
Fire detection system and method
A fire detection system for detecting fires may include an infrared detector array. The fire detection system may use the infrared detector array to monitor the...