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System and synchronizing external compression of a limb for increased blood

Embodiments relate to devices, systems and methods of assisting blood flow return to the heart from a limb. The device comprising a wearable garment (115) and a compression apparatus (110) embedded in the garment (115) for applying an external compression according to a compression sequence to a muscle of a... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Energy storage units and systems with segmented branch interconnects

An energy storage unit (ESU) is provided herein. The ESU includes a housing forming an interior volume configured to store a plurality of batteries that can collectively provide a maximum power level. The ESU includes a segmented branch interconnect system including a power transfer assembly that includes a first power... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Uav capture system

A UAV capture system including a cable array comprising at least two laterally-spaced cables carried by a first cable support structure. Catches disposed on respective port and starboard wings of a UAV are positioned to engage the cables when the UAV flies into them. A payout device pays out the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Heating plasma for fusion power using neutral beam injection

In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within an enclosure, a center magnetic coil coaxial with the two internal magnetic coils and located proximate to a midpoint of the enclosure, a plurality of encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the internal magnetic coils, and two mirror... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Up-down zigzag additive spiral antenna

A spiral antenna apparatus, which may comprise an antenna element disposed in two spiral arms in a vertical zigzag pattern. The apparatus may comprise an electromagnetic band gap cavity comprising: a ground plane, one or more layers of conductive patches, at least one pillar extending between the ground plane and... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Systems, devices, and methods for photonic to radio frequency downconversion

A system, method, and device for RF upconversion. The system can include a laser, two EAMs, a photonic filter, a photonic service filter, two photodiodes, and a mixer. The first EAM can convert a received RF signal into the photonic domain by modulating an optical signal (received from the laser)... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Systems and methods for shear and warp detection and correction

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for warp and shear detection and correction and, more particularly, to systems and methods for detecting and correcting shear and warp in an address block of a mailpiece. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: locating a barcode... Lockheed Martin Corporation

System for supporting structures immersed in plasma

A fusion reactor includes an enclosure having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a midpoint substantially equidistant between the first and second ends of the enclosure. The fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within the enclosure and positioned on opposite sides of the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Magnetic field plasma confinement for compact fusion power

In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within an enclosure, a center magnetic coil coaxial with the two internal magnetic coils and located proximate to a midpoint of the enclosure, a plurality of encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the internal magnetic coils, and two mirror... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Ternary glass materials with low refractive index variability

Ternary chalcogenide glass materials containing germanium can display enhanced properties compared to corresponding binary chalcogenide glass materials lacking germanium. For instance, ternary chalcogenide glass materials containing germanium, arsenic and selenium can exhibit improved Vickers micro-hardness values and other enhanced mechanical properties while still maintaining small changes in refractive index as... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Corona prevention in radio frequency circuits

A method for preventing corona effects in an electronic circuit comprising the steps of applying a parylene coating to a surface of the electronic circuit, and applying a polyaleolifin dielectric oil having a dielectric constant that is lower than that of the parylene coating on an exposed surface of the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Integrated multi-chamber heat exchanger

A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. At least some of the plurality of channels may be configured to provide structural support to the heat exchanger to reduce its weight. Different coolant media may be... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Integrated multi-chamber heat exchanger

A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. At least some of the plurality of channels may be configured to provide structural support to the heat exchanger to reduce its weight. Different coolant media may be... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Integrated multi-chamber heat exchanger

A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. At least some of the plurality of channels may be configured to provide structural support to the heat exchanger to reduce its weight. Different coolant media may be... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Encapsulating magnetic fields for plasma confinement

In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes an enclosure, an open-field magnetic system comprising one or more internal magnetic coils suspended within the enclosure, and one or more encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the one or more internal magnetic coils of the open-field magnetic system. The one or more encapsulating... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Heating plasma for fusion power using electromagnetic waves

In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within an enclosure, a center magnetic coil coaxial with the two internal magnetic coils and located proximate to a midpoint of the enclosure, a plurality of encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the internal magnetic coils, and two mirror... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Coherence capacitor for quantum information engine

System for quantum energy storage can include a quantum information engine including topological insulator having at least one edge. A coherence capacitor can include nuclei of atoms within the topological insulator, and each nucleus can have a spin direction. An energy source can be electrically connected to the topological insulator... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Coherence capacitor for quantum information engine

System for storing and using energy quantum mechanically includes an electronic device that produces heat while operating. A quantum heat engine can be in thermal contact with and electrically connected to the electronic device. The heat produced by the electronic device can dissipate to the quantum heat engine. The quantum... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Heat exchange using phase change material

A heat exchange device comprising phase change material-impregnated heat conductive foam disposed between fluid stream channels in a heat exchanger element.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Method of interconnecting nanowires, nanowire network and transparent condutive electrode

According to embodiments of the present invention, a method of interconnecting nanowires is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of nanowires, providing a plurality of nanoparticles, and fusing the plurality of nanoparticles to the plurality of nanowires to interconnect the plurality of nanowires to each other via the plurality... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Unmanned fluid-propelled aerial vehicle

A water-propelled or water-powered unmanned aerial vehicle including a base configured to carry a payload, and at least one nozzle attached thereto. The at least one nozzle is configured to selectively receive pressurized fluid from a source located remotely from the vehicle. The vehicle includes a control system configured to... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Phased-array coherent transceiver

A phased-array coherent transceiver system includes a transceiver array including multiple receive (RX) optical elements, a number of RX optical fibers, and an optical receiver. The RX optical elements are coupled to the optical receiver via the RX optical fibers. The optical receiver includes multiple phase modulators, each phase modulator... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dynamic resonance the anti-icing and de-icing of inlet grids

In one embodiment, a system includes an inlet grid configured to reduce distortion of an incoming airflow. The system may also include a vibration device coupled to the inlet grid and a controller communicatively coupled to the vibration device. The controller may transmit a vibration signal to the vibration device... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Arcjet propulsion systems for spacecraft

An arcjet thruster system for a spacecraft is provided. The arcjet thruster system may include a power supply that includes a radio-frequency start power supply and a continuous direct-current power supply, each selectively coupled to electrodes of an arcjet for initiation and maintenance of an arc between the electrodes. A... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Multi-frequency excitation schemes for high sensitivity magnetometry measurement with drift error compensation

A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source that provides RF excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical excitation source that provides optical excitation to the NV diamond material, an optical detector that receives an optical signal emitted by... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Geolocation of magnetic sources using vector magnetometer sensors

System and methods for determining an angle and/or geolocation of a dipole magnetic source relative to one or more DNV sensors. The system may include one or more DNV sensors, and a controller. The controller is configured to activate the DNV sensors, receive a set of vector measurements from the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Systems and methods for strike through detection

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for strike through detection and, more particularly, to systems and methods for detecting a strike through in an address block of a mailpiece. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: generating edges of lines within a text block... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Spatially dephasing local oscillator for coherent free-space optical communications

A coherent transceiver system includes a local oscillator (LO) light source to generate an LO optical signal. An adaptive fiber array is coupled to the LO light source to dephase the LO optical signal. A balanced detector is coupled to the adaptive fiber array to receive a dephased LO signal... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Spacecraft structures incorporating graphene and operation thereof

Functional components of spacecraft structures can be subject to detrimental impacts by energetic particles produced from an electric propulsion system. A graphene coating applied to a functional component can maintain electrical conductivity upon a surface of the functional component, thereby allowing charge dissipation to take place, while also resisting sputtering... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Conductive paste, forming an interconnection and electrical device

According to embodiments of the present invention, a conductive paste is provided. The conductive paste has a cam-position including a plurality of conductive nanoparticles and a plurality of conductive nanowires, wherein a weight ratio of the plurality of conductive nanoparticles to the plurality of conductive nanowires is between about 10:1... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Component connector servicer

A system includes a body having a front end and a back end, a channel within the body that is configured to hold at least a portion of a service unit, a guiderail extending along a portion of the channel and configured to couple with a pushrod, and an adapter... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Multi core vehicle management system and methods

A flight management system (FMS) including a plurality of FMS components that can include a civil FMS component and a tactical FMS component. Each FMS component can have a processor programmed to execute an FMS software product. The FMS can also include a multi core FMS manager configured to control... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Adhesive panels of microvane arrays for reducing effects of wingtip vortices

A wing includes a low pressure side, a high pressure side opposite the low pressure side, and a drag reducing apparatus coupled to the low pressure using an adhesive. The drag reducing apparatus includes a first side coupled to the low pressure side of the wing, and a second side... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Systems and methods for forming metal matrix composites

In certain embodiments, a method comprises placing nonconductive fibers adjacent to a conductive material, immersing the nonconductive fibers and the conductive material in a plating medium, and applying a voltage to the conductive material to initiate electroplating. The method further comprises engulfing, by electroplating, the nonconductive fibers in metal to... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Magneto-optical defect center magnetometer

A magneto-optical defect center magnetometer, such as a diamond nitrogen vacancy (DNV) magnetometer, can include an excitation source, a magneto-optical defect center element, a collection device, a top plate, a bottom plate, and a printed circuit board. The excitation source, the magneto-optical defect center element, and the collection device are... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170358068

Automating the assessment of damage to infrastructure assets

A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, sensor data associated with a geographic location; processing, by the computing device, the sensor data to identify an infrastructure asset within the geographic location; determining, by the computing device, a condition of the infrastructure asset based on processing the sensor data;... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349302

Thruster arrangement for geosynchronous orbit spacecraft

According to some aspects of the subject disclosure, a spacecraft comprises first and second pluralities of thrusters. The pluralities of thrusters are attached to a spacecraft body by booms configured to move the first plurality of thrusters between stowed and deployed positions. The deployed position of the first plurality of... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353228

Resilient virtual ground receivers

An apparatus includes a storage device configured to store location information of multiple receivers and auxiliary data associated with a space vehicle. A motion compensation block configured to correct timing of a received signal by a receiver from a space-vehicle transmitter and to generate a motion-compensated signal having corrected timing... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341730

Body tab yaw deflector

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first deflector configured to couple to a shaft of an aircraft. The first deflector may form part of a top surface of the aircraft when in a first closed position. The apparatus may further include a second deflector configured to couple to the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341731

Yaw control in an aircraft

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first deflector configured to couple to a shaft of a wing of an aircraft and form part of a top surface of the wing when in a first closed position, and a second deflector configured to couple to the shaft and form part... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343412

Optical filtration system for diamond material with nitrogen vacancy centers

A system provides light received from NV diamond material to an optical collector. The provision of light received from NV diamond material to an optical collector impacts the efficiency by which light is directed to the optical collector. The system may be employed to efficiently direct light from the NV... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343617

Selected volume continuous illumination magnetometer

A system for magnetic detection, includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source, an optical detector and an optical light source. The RF excitation source is configured to provide RF excitation to the material. The optical detector is configured... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343618

Layered rf coil for magnetometer

A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers, an optical light source, an optical detector and a radio frequency (RF) excitation source. The optical light source is configured to provide optical excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material. The optical... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343619

Two-stage optical dnv excitation

A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material comprising a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers, a radio frequency (RF) excitation source, an optical detector, and an optical light source. The RF excitation source is configured to provide RF excitation to the material. The optical detector is configured... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343620

Magneto-optical defect center device including light pipe with optical coatings

Systems and methods using a magneto-optical defect center material magnetic sensor system that uses fluorescence intensity to distinguish the ms=±1 states, and to measure the magnetic field based on the energy difference between the ms=+1 state and the ms=−1 state, as manifested by the RF frequencies corresponding to each state... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343621

Magneto-optical defect center magnetometer

A magneto-optical defect center magnetometer, such as a diamond nitrogen vacancy (DNV) magnetometer, can include an excitation source, a magneto-optical defect center element, a collection device, a top plate, a bottom plate, and a printed circuit board. The excitation source, the magneto-optical defect center element, and the collection device are... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343695

Magneto-optical detecting apparatus and methods

A system for magnetic detection includes a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (RF) exciter system configured to provide RF excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343699

Buoy array of magnetometers

A system includes a plurality of magnetometers that are each configured to generate a vector measurement of a magnetic field. The system also includes a central processing unit that is communicatively coupled to each of the magnetometers. The central processing unit is configured to receive from each of the plurality... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170334768

Glass composites having a gradient index of refraction and methods for production thereof

Gradient refractive index (GRIN) materials can include multi-phase composites having substances with differing refractive indices disposed non-uniformly within one another. Particular glass composites having a gradient index of refraction can include: an amorphous phase, and a phase-separated region disposed non-uniformly within the amorphous phase. The glass composites include a mixture... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336177

Visual disruption network, and system, method, and computer program product thereof

Aspects of the disclosed subject matter involve an airborne-based network for implementing a laser-based visual disruption countermeasure scan pattern system, method, and computer program product. The scan pattern can be comprised of a plurality of lasers each with their own scan pattern and may be used to disrupt an optical... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336178

Visual disruption network and system, method, and computer program product thereof

Aspects of the disclosed subject matter involve an airborne-based network for implementing a laser-based visual disruption countermeasure scan pattern system, method, and computer program product. The scan pattern can be comprised of a plurality of lasers each with their own scan pattern and may be used to disrupt an optical... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336596

Advanced optical gimbal

In certain embodiments, a gimbal assembly includes an enclosure, a window, and a pivot assembly. The enclosure is centered on a first axis and the window is coupled to the enclosure. The pivot assembly is coupled to an interior portion of the enclosure and configured to pivot within the enclosure... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337524

Systems and methods for assessing damage to infrastructure assets

A computer-implemented method comprises: receiving, by a computing device, sensor data associated with a geographic location; processing, by the computing device, the sensor data to identify an infrastructure asset within the geographic location; performing, by the computing device, a preliminary damage assessment of the infrastructure asset based on processing the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328686

Visual disruption network and system, method, and computer program product thereof

Aspects of the disclosed subject matter involve an airborne-based network for implementing a laser-based visual disruption countermeasure scan pattern system, method, and computer program product. The scan pattern can be comprised of a plurality of lasers each with their own scan pattern and may be used to disrupt an optical... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328986

Aircraft laser detector

In certain embodiments, an apparatus comprises a laser detector, a lens, a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) receiver, a digital ground map, a tilt measurement device, and one or more processors. The laser detector is operable to detect a laser light emitted from a laser source, the lens is operable to... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170320565

Hinge mechanism for a weight-shifting coaxial helicopter

A helicopter includes a gimbal assembly, a first rotor assembly, a second rotor assembly, a fuselage, and a controller. The first rotor assembly, the second rotor assembly, and the fuselage are mechanically coupled to the gimbal assembly. The first rotor assembly includes a first rotor and the second rotor assembly... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323754

Two-dimensional graphene cold cathode, anode, and grid

In an embodiment, a method includes forming a first diamond layer on a substrate and inducing a layer of graphene from the first diamond layer by heating the substrate and the first diamond layer. The method includes forming a second diamond layer on top of the layer of graphene and... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170312775

Dynamic coating thickness measurement and control

In certain embodiments, a system comprises a robot, a spray gun coupled to the robot and operable to spray a first predefined number of passes of a material onto a substrate at a first flow rate, and a measurement device operable to measure one or more properties of the material... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305080

Mandrel forming for discrete wing skin stiffeners

In one embodiment, a stiffener may be formed by inserting a plurality of flexible mandrels into a channel of a tool having a three-dimensional contour, placing a vacuum bag over the flexible mandrels and the tool, with the mandrels disposed between the vacuum bag and the tool, and applying vacuum... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305578

Single-point release mechanism for spacecraft

A spacecraft includes a main body, a set of panels attached to a side of the main body, and a retaining the set of panels adjacent to the main body. The single-point release device includes a heater for generating heat to expand a thermally sensitive material, a membrane-based actuator for... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310388

Analyzing optical networks

In one embodiment, a system for analyzing optical networks includes a network analyzer optically coupled to a fiber optic network. The network analyzer may transmit a test signal to the fiber optic network, receive a reflected signal in response to transmitting the test signal, wherein the reflected signal is generated... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296706

Methods for in vivo and in vitro use of graphene and other two-dimensional materials

Two-dimensional materials, particularly graphene-based materials, having a plurality of apertures thereon can be formed into enclosures for various substances and introduced to an environment, particularly a biological environment (in vivo or in vitro). One or more selected substances can be released into the environment, one or more selected substances from... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296972

Method for making two-dimensional materials and composite membranes thereof having size-selective perforations

Two-dimensional materials having apertures in their basal planes are described, where at least a portion of the apertures are occluded with a selectively introduced occluding moiety. Occluding moieties that pass into apertures function to occlude apertures. Composite membranes are described having a porous substrate with a two-dimensional material disposed on... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296973

Two-dimensional membrane structures having flow passages

A two-dimensional membrane layered structure may include a support substrate layer having a plurality of substrate passages configured to allow fluid to flow therethrough, a two-dimensional membrane layer disposed on an upper surface of the support substrate layer, and a plurality of flow passages disposed between the support substrate layer... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296976

Selective interfacial mitigation of graphene defects

A method for the repair of defects in a graphene or other two-dimensional material through interfacial polymerization.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

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10/19/17 / #20170296979

Membranes with tunable selectivity

Some embodiments comprise membranes comprising a first layer comprising a porous graphene-based material; a second layer comprising a porous graphene-based material; a channel positioned between the first layer and the second layer, wherein the channel has a tunable channel diameter; and at least one spacer substance positioned in the channel,... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170296982

Healing of thin graphenic-based membranes via charged particle irradiation

A method of forming a membrane is described. A graphenic-based membrane is formed on a growth substrate, where the graphenic-based membrane have one or more layers of graphenic-based material. The graphenic-based membrane is removed from the growth substrate. A region of the graphenic-based membrane having intrinsic or native defects is... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170298191

Graphene platelet-based polymers and uses thereof

Provided herein are cross-linked graphene platelet polymers, compositions thereof, filtration devices comprising the cross-linked graphene platelet polymers and/or compositions thereof and method is using and making the same.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170298504

Method for treating graphene sheets for large-scale transfer using free-float method

A method for transferring a graphene sheet from a copper substrate to a functional substrate includes forming the graphene sheet on the copper substrate using chemical vapor deposition, and irradiating the graphene sheet disposed on the copper substrate with a plurality of xenon ions using broad beam irradiation to form... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170299379

Precision hand-held scanner

In certain embodiments, an apparatus comprises a lens comprising an etched pattern and a light-emitting diode (“LED”) projector configured to project a pattern of light according to the etched pattern of the lens onto a surface by transmitting light through the lens. The apparatus further comprises a first camera configured... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170299398

Route re-planning using enemy force lethality projection

A method, system and computer readable media for route re-planning including generating enemy force movement predictions to be used during mission planning. During a mission, enemy force movements can be compared to the predictions. By using enemy force movement predictions for an initial comparison, the enemy force movements may only... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170299537

Methods for in situ monitoring and control of defect formation or healing

Production of perforated two-dimensional materials with holes of a desired size range, a narrow size distribution, and a high and uniform density remains a challenge, at least partially, due to physical and chemical inconsistencies from sheet-to-sheet of the two-dimensional material and surface contamination. This disclosure describes methods for monitoring and... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170299702
10/19/17 / #20170299767

De-centralized control architecture for improved sensitivity of accelerometer-based gravity gradiometers

A method for rebalancing a group of accelerometers in a gravity gradiometer instrument (GGI) includes the steps of defining and implementing a number of groupwise actuation constrainment modes based on a design of the gravity gradiometer instrument and its accelerometers. Implementing one constrainment mode comprises differentially scaling and distributing a... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170301098

Passive underwater odometry using a video camera

Systems and methods are described where odometry information that is obtained from a video camera mounted on an underwater vehicle is used to estimate the velocity of the underwater vehicle. The techniques described herein estimate the velocity of the underwater vehicle passively without emitting sound or other energy from the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294252

Systems and methods for producing tapered resistive cards and capacitive sheets

In certain embodiments, a method comprises ablating, by a laser set to a first power level, a first area of a polyimide base substrate and forming, by ablating the first area of the polyimide base substrate, a first carbonaceous material film comprising a first specific resistive value. The method further... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294633

Modular energy storage component enclosure

An energy storage component (ESC) enclosure is provided. The ESC enclosure includes a plurality of ESC modules. Each ESC module includes at least one side portion having a plurality of side fastening mechanisms configured to be coupled to an adjacent ESC module, wherein the plurality of ESC modules is coupled... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283033

Aircraft wing shift device

An aerial vehicle includes a fuselage, a wing, and a wing shift device. The wing shift device is configured to be coupled to the fuselage. The wing shift device comprises a plurality of apertures for coupling the wing to the aerial vehicle. The plurality of apertures are configured to permit... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283042

Weight-shifting coaxial helicopter

A helicopter includes a propulsion system, gimbal assembly, and a controller. The propulsion system includes a first rotor assembly and a second rotor assembly. The first rotor assembly comprises a first motor coupled to a first rotor and the second rotor assembly comprises a second motor coupled to a second... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170284371

Wind-powered recharging for a weight-shifting coaxial helicopter

A helicopter includes a propulsion system, gimbal assembly, and a controller. The propulsion system includes a first and second rotor assembly, wherein the first rotor assembly comprises a first motor coupled to a first rotor, the first rotor comprising a plurality of first fixed-pitch blades and the second rotor assembly... Lockheed Martin Corporation

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10/05/17 / #20170286791

Remote recognition processing system and method

A computerized method for intelligently distributing computer processing of mail piece scan images across a plurality of mail piece scan image processors. The method can include receiving a mail piece scan image from a mail piece scan image job requestor and selecting one of a plurality of scan mail piece... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170274970

Autonomous underwater vehicle with external, deployable payload

An AUV is described that includes an external, deployable payload releasably attached to the exterior of the AUV. The release mechanism between the payload and the AUV is relatively simple and low cost. The payload is mounted external to the AUVs hull and does not significantly increase the cost of... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278230

Optical device for fuel filter debris

A fuel filter inspection method includes capturing an image of a fuel filter sample using an imaging device and sending the captured image to an image processor. The method further includes the image processor receiving the captured image, thresholding the captured image to generate a binary image, determining sizes for... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279536

Systems, devices, and methods for photonic to radio frequency downconversion

A system, method, and device for RF upconversion. The system can include a laser, two EAMs, a photonic filter, a photonic service filter, two photodiodes, and a mixer. The first EAM can convert a received RF signal into the photonic domain by modulating an optical signal (received from the laser)... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266724

Metal nanoparticles formed around a nucleus and scalable processes for producing same

Metal nanoparticles and compositions derived therefrom can be used in a number of different applications. Methods for making metal nanoparticles can include providing a first metal salt in a solvent; converting the first metal salt into an insoluble compound that constitutes a plurality of nanoparticle seeds; and after forming the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252804

Additive manufacturing processes utilizing metal nanoparticles

It is currently difficult to deposit metallic conductors as contiguous metal traces during additive manufacturing processes, particularly when dielectric materials are present that are readily heat-softened. Additive manufacturing processes can include: providing a first printing composition containing metal nanoparticles and a second printing composition containing a dielectric material; depositing the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246740

Variable force exoskeleton hip joint

An adjustable force exoskeleton hip joint system. The system includes a hip joint. The hip joint includes a first member rotatable about a hip joint rotation axis, the first member configured to be coupled to one of a lower body link or an upper body link. The hip joint further... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170239623

Method for forming perforated graphene with uniform aperture size

A method of forming a filter with uniform pore sizes includes synthesizing a moiety so as to form a plurality of like platelets having a precisely sized pore extending therethrough, distributing the plurality of like platelets about a membrane having apertures therethrough, and bonding the plurality of platelets around the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241446

High-precision hydraulic actuator

An apparatus includes a drive mechanism, a first cylinder comprising a first piston coupled to the drive mechanism, and a second cylinder comprising a second piston. The first cylinder includes a first fluid reservoir and a second fluid reservoir, with the first piston disposed between the first fluid reservoir and... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242812

Redundant control system devoid of programmable devices

A control system is disclosed. The control system includes an input module (IM) configured to be detachably coupled to a connection plane, an output module (OM) configured to be detachably coupled to the connection plane, and a logic module (LM) configured to be detachably coupled to the connection plane. The... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225755

Weapons control system-deployable life support apparatus

According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes an outer shell having a shape substantially similar to a weapon. The outer shell is configured to be coupled to an aircraft at a weapon attachment point. The apparatus further includes one or more electrical connections configured to be coupled to a weapons... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219299

Process of friction stir welding on tube end joints and a product produced thereby

A process of producing shell and tube heat exchangers where the ends of the tubes are secured to a tube sheet while reacting applied FSW forces without introducing a crevice or local deformation near the ends of the tubes. In particular, an interference fit is used to lock the ends... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170219300

Process of friction stir welding on tube end joints and a product produced thereby

A process of producing shell and tube heat exchangers where the ends of the tubes are secured to a tube sheet while reacting applied FSW forces without introducing a crevice or local deformation near the ends of the tubes. In particular, an interference fit is used to lock the ends... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170211947

Diamond nitrogen vacancy sensed ferro-fluid hydrophone

Systems and apparatuses are disclosed for a hydrophone using a nitrogen vacancy center diamond magnetic sensor.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212046

Measurement parameters for qc metrology of synthetically generated diamond with nv centers

A system measures the quantum energy levels of a diamond nitrogen vacancy (DNV) material to provide information regarding the quality of the material. The measurements may provide information regarding the degree of strain in the crystal lattice of the material, the concentration of crystal defect in the material, the concentration... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212177

Higher magnetic sensitivity through fluorescence manipulation by phonon spectrum control

Methods and configuration are disclosed for providing higher magnetic sensitivity magnetometers through fluorescence manipulation by phonon spectrum control. A method for increasing the magnetic sensitivity for a DNV sensor may include providing a diamond having nitrogen vacancies of a DNV sensor and an acoustic driver and acoustically driving the diamond... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212178

Magnetometer with light pipe

A device includes a diamond assembly. The diamond assembly includes a diamond with a plurality of nitrogen vacancy centers and electrical components that emit electromagnetic waves. The device also includes a light source configured to emit light toward the diamond and a photo detector configured to detect light from the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212179

Magnetometer with a light emitting diode

A device includes a diamond with one or more nitrogen vacancies, a light emitting diode configured to emit light that travels through the diamond, and a photo sensor configured to sense the light. The device also includes a processor operatively coupled to the photo sensor. The processor is configured to... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212180

Diamond nitrogen vacancy sensor with dual rf sources

Systems and apparatuses are disclosed for providing a uniform RF field to a nitrogen vacancy center diamond.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212181

Reduced instruction set controller for diamond nitrogen vacancy sensor

Systems, controllers, and configurations are disclosed for providing precisely timed laser actuation, RF waveform control, and synchronous acquisition of fluorescence information from magnetometry components, such as a DNV sensor. A controller for a DNV sensor may include a RF waveform generator for generating a RF waveform for a RF signal... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212182

Diamond nitrogen vacancy sensor with circuitry on diamond

A magnetic sensor assembly includes a base substrate and a material assembly. The material assembly is formed on the base substrate. The material assembly includes an assembly substrate. A magneto-optical defect center material having a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers is formed on the assembly substrate. A radio frequency (RF)... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212183

Method for resolving natural sensor ambiguity for dnv direction finding applications

A system for unambiguously determines a signed magnetic field vector from a magneto-optical defect center magnetic field sensor. The magneto-optical magnetic field sensor may include a diamond nitrogen vacancy material.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212184

Higher magnetic sensitivity through fluorescence manipulation by phonon spectrum control

Methods and configuration are disclosed for providing higher magnetic sensitivity magnetometers through fluorescence manipulation by phonon spectrum control. A method for increasing the magnetic sensitivity for a DNV sensor may include providing a diamond having nitrogen vacancies of a DNV sensor and an acoustic driver and acoustically driving the diamond... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212185

Magnetometer with a light emitting diode

A device includes a diamond with one or more nitrogen vacancies, a light emitting diode configured to emit light that travels through the diamond, and a photo sensor configured to sense the light. The device also includes a processor operatively coupled to the photo sensor. The processor is configured to... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212186

Magnetometer with light pipe

A device includes a diamond assembly. The diamond assembly includes a diamond with a plurality of nitrogen vacancy centers and electrical components that emit electromagnetic waves. The device also includes a light source configured to emit light toward the diamond and a photo detector configured to detect light from the... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212187

Magneto-optical defect sensor with common rf and magnetic fields generator

Systems and apparatuses are disclosed for providing a uniform RF field and magnetic bias field to a nitrogen vacancy center diamond.... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212190

Ac vector magnetic anomaly detection with diamond nitrogen vacancies

A system for magnetic anomaly detection is described. The system may include a nitrogen vacancy (NV) diamond material comprising a plurality of NV centers. A controller modulates a first code packet and controls a first magnetic field generator to apply a first time varying magnetic field at the NV diamond... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212258

Hydrophone

A system includes an acoustic transmitter and a magnetometer. The acoustic transmitter is configured to transmit an acoustic signal through a fluid with dissolved ions. The magnetometer is configured to detect the acoustic signal through the fluid. In some embodiments, such as in a passive sonar application, the system does... Lockheed Martin Corporation








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