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Satellite active motion damping
Methods and apparatus are provided for active motion damping of a spacecraft whose attitude control system (SACS) has experienced a partial failure. In a...
Fuel metering system with minimal heat input
A fuel metering system for supplying fuel to a plurality of loads includes a variable displacement piston pump having an adjustable hanger that is movable to a...
Sensor with position-independent drive electrodes in multi-layer silicon
on insulator substrate
A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) includes a housing defining an enclosed cavity, stator tines extending from the housing into the cavity, a MEMS device...
Gas turbine engine cold start mechanization
An apparatus and method is provided to start gas turbine engines at cold start. A gearbox is not mechanically coupled to any accessory or to the ...
Impeller weld restraining fixture
The present invention provides an apparatus for use in automated welding repairs, particularly those repairs intended for impellers and similar structures. In...
Adaptive data dictionary language, extendable for a security system
A system, method and computer program product for storing configuration data for use in configuring a device while a program utilizing the configuration data is...
Method of calibrating an actuator system for a variable nozzle of a
A method for calibrating an actuator system for a turbocharger variable nozzle, the actuator system comprising an electronically controllable actuator coupled...
Heading awareness symbology for track centered primary flight displays
A method of providing heading awareness on a flight display is provided. The method comprises displaying a heading awareness symbology to indicate heading...
Apparatus and method for controlling a paper machine or other machine
using measurement predictions based on...
A method includes predicting measurements or states to be used by a controller to control a process. The predicted measurements or states are generated using a...
Apparatus and method for traffic filtering in a communication system
A method includes receiving traffic through a first interface in a first group of interfaces at a switch. The first group of interfaces is associated with a...
System and method for time synchronization in a wireless network
A system includes multiple wireless nodes forming a cluster in a wireless network, where each wireless node is configured to communicate and exchange data...
Sub-frame synchronized residual ranging
A method of ranging between nodes is provided. The method includes synchronizing two or more nodes with a frame preamble. Exchanging data and ranging schedule...
Devices, systems, and methods for measuring the color of a sample are disclosed. The exemplary device may have one or more light emitting diodes for directing a...
Particle parameter determination system
A system for determining particle parameters. The system may, for example, may optically determine parameters common to a hematology analysis. Such parameters...
Marine radar systems and methods
Marine radar systems and methods for producing low power, high resolution range profile estimates. Non-linear Frequency Modulation (NLFM) pulse compression...
Display of high-cruise-altitude weather
A method implementable in a weather-radar system of an aircraft, the weather-radar system configured to generate to a display device, in response to radar return...
Method and processor for reduced ambiguity resolution matrix for
interferometric angle determination
A method and processor for resolving a processing radar return data to determine a mechanical angle to a target relative to a radar array having a right antenna,...
Method and system for receiving distance measurement equipment channels in
an undersampled broadband receiver
A method to receive channels in an undersampled broadband receiver is provided. The method includes converting received radio frequency signals to...
Apparatus and method for monitoring hazardous materials in a processing or
A sensor detects one or more hazardous materials, such as by measuring the concentration of one or more hazardous gasses. The sensor or an external system can...
System for providing a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)
emitter coupled logic (ECL) equivalent...
A system for providing a CMOS I/O circuit design that may replace existing bipolar I/O circuitry, and thus behave in substantially the same manner as bipolar I/O...
Micromachined, piezoelectric vibration-induced energy harvesting device
and its fabrication
A micro-sized power source. A piezoelectric power generator, capable of harvesting energy from environmental vibration with lower level frequency, including a...
High speed generator rotor design incorporating positively restrained
A generator may incorporate a positively restrained balance ring. A generator may include a rotor core including a rotor, and a balance ring. The balance ring...
Flexible ballistic composites resistant to liquid pick-up method for
manufacture and articles made therefrom
Flexible ballistic resistant composite material that has improved resistance to pick-up of water and other liquids, the composite material comprising a plurality...
Microelectromechanical device with integrated conductive shield
A microelectromechanical device and method of fabricating the same, including a layer of patterned and deposited metal or mechanical-quality, doped polysilicon...
Carbon filament ignition of combustion synthesis materials
This invention generally pertains to self propagating high temperature synthesis or combustion synthesis as a way of bonding materials. The present invention...
Closed-loop cabin pressure control system test method with actual pressure
Testing of an aircraft pressure control system may be performed without use of an altitude chamber. Aircraft cabin configuration date may be modeled and used,...
Process to minimize turbine airfoil downstream shock induced flowfield
A process of designing a transonic airfoil that results in an exit deviation angle that is optimized to minimize downstream shock induced flowfield disturbances....
Alternating fault tolerant reconfigurable computing architecture
A method for reducing radiation effects in an electronic circuit is disclosed. The method involves periodically transferring operation of the electronic circuit...
Process controller having improved surge capacity control and related
A method and related non-linear level controller (NLLC) for controlling surge capacity in a processing system including at least one vessel receiving an inlet...
System and method for selecting a ground station in an air-ground data
Systems and methods for selecting a ground station for air-ground communications are disclosed. In an embodiment, a system includes a communications device...
System for secure communications
A system having transmitters, receivers, transceivers, actuators, sensors, input/output rack, and/or a computer with application specific software and/or...
Bifilar optical fiber stowage for fiber-optic gyroscope
A method of constructing a fiber-optic gyroscope includes optically coupling first and second optical fibers to an optical path of an interferometer having an...
Open wire detection system and method
An open-wire detection system and method includes a current transmitter that can be connected to one or more wires, wherein the current transmitter provides a...
Time-dependent classification and signaling of evacuation route safety
An adaptive evacuation system and method for providing a safety route to evacuees. Active smoke and heat detector information can be obtained from a fire panel....
Aircraft icing sensor
An apparatus for detecting the presence of ice includes a sensor including a radio-frequency transmission line providing a characteristic impedance, a source...
Acceleration feedback control for crystal oscillators
Methods and apparatus for controlling frequency in a crystal oscillator are provided that allows for continued reception of GPS signal solution in a continuous...
Structure for capacitive balancing of integrated relative humidity sensor
An improved relative humidity sensor apparatus that provides a more accurate measurement of humidity in the presence of water condensation. A series capacitive...
Ducted fan air vehicle with deployable wings
A ducted fan air vehicle and method of operation is disclosed for obtaining aerodynamic lift and efficiency in forward flight operation without significantly...
Neural network based refrigerant charge detection algorithm for vapor
Methods and apparatus are provided for determining refrigerant charge in a vapor compressor system (VCS) of an aircraft. The methods and apparatus comprise the...
Micro-optics photonic bandgap fiber coupler
A resonator sensing device having an optics coupler device for communicating light between light source(s) and sensor(s) and a hollow core fiber resonator. Light...
Method and system for detecting a predetermined sound event such as the
sound of breaking glass
A method and system for detecting a predetermined sound event, such as the sound of breaking glass. Data representing monitored sounds is stored, such as in a...
Device coupled between serial busses using bitwise arbitration
First and second serial data busses are arranged so that simultaneous transmission on the respective bus of a dominant state by one node and a recessive state by...
LCD touchscreen panel with external optical path
A liquid crystal display (LCD) device (5) having an integrated touchscreen includes a probe light source (80) behind the liquid crystal (LC) layer (20) for...
Direction of travel motion detector with automatic gain control
Disclosed is a microwave direction of travel detector and method of doing the same. The microwave direction of travel detector comprising, a microwave...
Precision microcontroller-based pulse width modulation digital-to-analog
conversion circuit and method
A precision digital to analog conversion circuit and method are provided. A regulated direct current (DC) voltage having a DC voltage magnitude is supplied to a...
Video alarm verification
A method for monitoring an alarm zone within a perimeter, border and/or building includes capturing video image data of an alarm event detected in the alarm...
Auto connect virtual keypad
An auto-connect virtual keypad in one aspect allows for automatic notification of events occurring at a security system control panel to a remote consumer device...
Dual redundant dynamic logic
A system and method for hardening dynamic logic against single event upset is described. A precharge circuit is hardened and then connected to two pull down...
Non-planar silicon-on-insulator device that includes an "area-efficient"
Non-planar SOI devices that include an "area-efficient" body tie are disclosed. The device includes a bulk substrate, an insulator layer formed on a surface of...
Vapor phase treatment of dielectric materials
The invention concerns a method for applying a surface modification agent composition for organosilicate glass dielectric films. More particularly, the invention...