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Making integral heat spreader by coining
A method and apparatus for automatically separating blanks from a copper strip (200) and coining heat spreader lids (400) from the blanks. A high speed blanking...
System and method for turbine engine startup profile characterization
A system and method is provided for startup characterization in a turbine engine that provides the ability to accurately characterize engine startup. The startup...
Advanced effusion cooling schemes for combustor domes
A cooling scheme for a dome comprises an effusion array drilled directly through a single walled dome. In one embodiment, the layout of the holes comprises two...
Reduced exhaust emissions gas turbine engine combustor
A gas turbine engine combustor includes a plurality of main fuel injector assemblies, and a plurality of pilot fuel injector assemblies, that are arranged and...
Compact mixer with trimmable open centerbody
Compact exhaust mixer assemblies comprising a compact mixer and a trimmable open centerbody are provided. The trimmable center body allows for adjustments of the...
System and method for user-configurable resource arbitration in a process
A system includes at least one memory and at least one processor. The at least one memory is operable to store a resource object associated with a resource. The...
Automated finite capacity scheduler
A scheduler for a finite capacity process provides a schedule based on an integrated assessment of both discrete and continuous constraints. Given a list of...
Backup control for solid state power controller (SSPC)
Redundant functionality is implemented in a control of solid state power switching controller (SSPC) (1) to ensure that each power switching channel operates...
Clique aggregation in TDMA networks
In one embodiment, a method resolves cliques formed in a network comprising a plurality of nodes that are communicatively coupled to one another over at least a...
Dual lane connection to dual redundant avionics networks
Apparatus and systems are provided for dual redundant avionics networks wherein a remote data concentrator (RDC) includes, but is not limited to, a line...
Refresh sequence control for multiple memory elements
A method for controlling a refresh sequence for multiple memory elements within an electronic device is disclosed. The method involves adjusting a programmable...
Gas monitoring using electrochemical cell and method of operating
A method and apparatus for gas detection uses a sensor such as an electrochemical (EC) cell and includes a feedback control loop to control a pump to establish a...
Dual span absolute pressure sense die
An absolute pressure sensor includes a sense die with a reference chamber on a top side thereof. The reference chamber comprises a precisely fabricated beam that...
Method for predicting air cycle machine turbine ice formation and shedding
and journal bearing wear
Methods and apparatus are provided for predicting ice formation on and shedding from blades of an air cycle machine ("ACM") turbine. The method comprises...
Directional integrity enforcement in a bi-directional braided ring network
In one embodiment, a node comprises an interface to communicatively couple the node to a channel. The channel communicatively couples the node to a first...
An optical spectrometer having a multi-wafer structure. The structure may be fabricated with MEMS technology. The spectrometer may be integrated with a fluid...
A surface enhanced Raman scatter (SERS) analyte analyzer. The analyzer has floating surfaces for enhancement of the Raman scattered light from sample molecules....
Texture based circular arc generation
High fidelity arcs are produced using a set of interconnected trapezoids, which are transmitted in a highly efficient triangle mesh to a graphics rendering...
Integrated multi-mode sensor
An integrated multi-mode sensor system is described that integrates into a single housing a sensor, signal conditioning circuitry, calibration memory, and...
Multi-frequency fire alarm sounder
An audible output device, of a type usable in a fire alarm system, incorporates a multi-frequency waveform generator. The generator produces a plurality of...
Micromechanical thermal sensor
A radiation sensor that can operate in the THz regime comprising: a micro antenna, which may comprise a two-dimensional patterned thin-film metallizations on a...
Bi-or tri-layer anti-oxidation system for carbon composite brakes
Coated article, e.g., a brake disc, comprising a carbon-carbon composite component or a carbon-carbon-silicon carbide component coated at least with a...
System and method for coordination and optimization of liquefied natural
gas (LNG) processes
A method includes controlling a first process using a first process control system. The method also includes controlling a second process using a second process...
System for coupling flow from a centrifugal compressor to an axial
combustor for gas turbines
A system is provided for aerodynamically coupling air flow from a centrifugal compressor to an axial combustor. The system includes a diffuser, a deswirl...
Eductor swirl buster
A system is provided in an aircraft that includes a power unit and an eductor. The power unit has a nozzle, and is configured to exhaust gas, a portion of which...
Hybrid encoding of data transmissions in a security system
A security system in which wireless transmitting security devices use a hybrid or dual encoding methodology, wherein a first part of a data message is encoded in...
Machine radial stack gap generation and clearance management system and
A system and method for readily generating radial clearance data for a radial clearance between locations on at least two parts in a rotating machine includes...
System and method for calibrating on-board aviation equipment
A method and system are provided for calibrating on-board aviation equipment. An actual bearing from an aircraft to an automatic direction finder (ADF) station...
Method and system for navigating a nondestructive evaluation device
A system for the nondestructive evaluation of aircraft comprising a plurality of positional transmitters forming a perimeter around a test airplane and an...
Nonvolatile memory with data clearing functionality
A nonvolatile memory and a method of operating the memory are described. The memory includes memory cells that may each include a magnetoresistive memory bit....
Dual band antenna aperature for millimeter wave synthetic vision systems
A dual band antenna system for synthetic vision systems including a slotted waveguide antenna having rows of slots on a front surface, a microstrip patch array...
Methods and systems for locating actuators for improvised explosive
A method for determining the location of an actuating device is described. The method includes receiving transmissions from the actuator utilizing a plurality of...
Method and system for receiving distance measurement equipment channels in
an undersampled broadband receiver
A method to receive channels in an undersampled broadband receiver comprising mixing bands of assigned channels with an oscillator to generate downconverted...
Abrasion-resistant sheet material
An abrasion-resistant skirt material for use with air cushion vehicles having at least one air chamber. The sheet material comprises a fabric base comprising...
Ultraviolet disinfecting apparatus
Ultraviolet radiation is used to disinfect air (105) in a flow tube (110), where the flow tube (110) includes total internal reflecting features (120) on a...
Variable nozzle device for a turbocharger and method for operating the
A variable nozzle device (1) for a turbocharger comprises an annular nozzle (3) formed between an inner wall (11) and an outer wall (10), and an annular...
A hydrodynamic bearing set, for use with a thrust disk disposed between planar surfaces of a housing, includes first and second topfoils disposed adjacent first...
OPC server redirection manager
An OPC redirection manager maintains the information necessary for taking appropriate action when the target OPC server fails and for ensuring that no bad status...
Method and system for capturing, storing and retrieving events and
A method and system for processing the data of any one of a variety of processes without doing a total custom design for each process. The system includes a...
Apparatus and method for procedural operations development and
A method includes storing information defining a plurality of procedures to be followed. The method also includes receiving a request for the information...
Apparatus and method for actuator performance monitoring in a process
A method, apparatus, and computer program are provided for actuator performance monitoring. A test of an actuator in a process control system can be initiated,...
Apparatus and method for coordinating controllers to control a paper
machine or other machine
A method includes receiving measurement data from at least one sensor at a first controller. The measurement data is associated with a process. The method also...
Method and device for producing rectifier gating signals using a peak
A device that includes an active rectifier (14) having control gates controllable to produce an output voltage on a DC bus (20), a gate control circuit (16) for...
Low cost cold plate with film adhesive
An electronic assembly is constructed with an enclosed fluid-cooled cold plate. Pressurized cooling fluid is propelled through the cold plate to carry away heat...
Declutter of graphical TCAS targets to improve situational awareness
Traffic collision and avoidance systems and methods for a host aircraft. The system receives traffic information from one or more target aircraft, determines...
Methods and systems for avoidance of partial pulse interference in radar
Systems and methods for avoidance of partial pulse interference in radar. The systems and methods include a radar processor for generating control signals that...
Camera vision fire detector and system
Wide area camera vision systems can respond to variations in light beams projected into a region being monitored. The variations are indicative of the presence...
Clamshell protective encasement
An anti-tamper system is provided. The anti-tamper system comprises a clamshell protective encasement adapted to encapsulate at least one device on a single...
Power factor control for floating frame controller for sensorless control
of synchronous machines
A system and method of controlling the power factor for providing either unity, leading or lagging results for the sensorless control of synchronous machines....
Bundled cables and method of making the same
A method of bundling a plurality of cables to retain them together during use and installation and facilitating the cables to be easily separated for...