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Compact, simultaneous dual field of view through a common aperture

A compact, uniaxially-aligned series of lenses are shaped and coated to allow coaxial viewing of two different fields of view on the same focal-plane array by selecting a type of light. The selection can be, for example, by spectrum or polarization. Zonal coatings on the lens surfaces permit for a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Atomic clock system

An atomic clock system includes a magneto-optical trap (MOT) system that traps alkali metal atoms in a cell during a trapping stage of each of sequential coherent population trapping (CPT) cycles. The system also includes an interrogation system that generates an optical difference beam comprising a first optical beam having... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Multi-tier aggregation for complex event correlation in streams

A system and method for detecting anomalous activity, the method includes collecting data from a plurality of data sources, wherein each data source generates a data stream; harmonizing each data stream using a computer processor so that the harmonized data is in a common format; generating behavior models based on... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Balloon altitude control system

One example includes an altitude control system arranged in a balloon. The system includes a transparent outer chamber configured to receive incident infrared radiation. The system also includes an inner chamber comprising suspended particles configured to change the optical transmission of the inner chamber between a first state having a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Quiet slat propeller

A propeller for an aircraft having a fuselage and a pair of fixed wings includes a mounting member secured to at least one wing. At least one blade is rotatably connected to each mounting member and has an airfoil shape. The at least one blade is in a locked condition... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Self-calibration of an inertial system

One embodiment describes an inertial system. The system includes a gyroscope system comprising a plurality of gyroscopes. The gyroscope system can be configured to provide rotation rate data associated with rotation of the plurality of gyroscopes about a respective plurality of sensitive axes. The system also includes a rotation sensor... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Synthesized profile

A target identifier can be configured to determine a synthesized profile for a target based on active sensor data that characterizes a radio frequency (“RF”) signal reflected by the target and received at an active sensor system. The synthesized profile can characterize an estimated Line of Bearing (“LoB”) and a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Photovoltaic solar cell with backside resonant waveguide

A solar cell has a backside resonant waveguide structure. The backside structure includes a plurality of resonant waveguides formed in or on a semiconductor-based light absorbing material and arranged in a pattern to cause laterally scattered light to be at least partially confined in the semiconductor-based light absorbing material.... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Apparatus and cross enclave information control

A method for cross enclave information control is provided including causing the transmission of an information packet between a plurality of information enclaves on a communication bus. A respective information enclave of the plurality of information enclaves is associated with a respective enclave guard of a plurality of enclave guards.... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Superconductor device interconnect

A method is provided of forming a superconductor device interconnect structure. The method includes forming a first high temperature dielectric layer overlying a substrate, forming a base electrode in the first high temperature dielectric layer with the base electrode having a top surface aligned with the top surface of the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

System and providing a distributed directional aperture

A distributed directional aperture (DDA) system provides the capability to receive and/or transmit signals, limiting that reception or transmission to a 3-dimensional beam. The DDA system includes sensing and/or emitting array subsystems which comprise sensors and/or emitters distributed across, within, or under the skin of an aircraft, ship, ground vehicle,... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Customized magnetic susceptibility materials

One example includes a method for fabricating a compound material. The method includes providing a first discrete material layer having a first thickness dimension. The first discrete material layer includes a first material having a first magnetic susceptibility. The method also includes depositing a second discrete material layer having a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Preclean methodology for superconductor interconnect fabrication

A method is provided of forming a superconductor device interconnect structure. The method includes forming a first dielectric layer overlying a substrate, and forming a superconducting interconnect element in a first dielectric layer, such that the superconducting interconnect element has a top surface aligned with a top surface of the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Calibration target for hyperspectral image sensor

A calibration target for a hyperspectral image sensor can include a panel with a predetermined length and width. The calibration target can also include a dispersive fabric overlaying a surface of the panel that refracts and disperses light illuminated from an illumination source to provide light on a plurality of... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Vibrating-mass gyroscope systems and method

One embodiment of the invention includes a vibrating-mass gyroscope system. The system includes a sensor system comprising a vibrating-mass and a plurality of electrodes coupled to the vibrating-mass that are configured to facilitate in-plane motion of the vibrating-mass. The system also includes a gyroscope controller configured to generate a drive... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Quantum gates via multi-step adiabatic drag

Systems and methods are provided for performing a quantum gate operation. The system includes a first physical qubit, and a second physical qubit operatively coupled to the first physical qubit via a coupling mechanism. The first physical qubit, the second physical qubit, and the coupling mechanism form a logical qubit.... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Quantum operations with passive noise suppression

Systems and methods are provided for performing noise-resilient quantum operations. A set of control signals are applied to a system to provide a first Hamiltonian for the system. The system includes an array of physical qubits and a plurality of coupling mechanisms configured such that each pair of neighboring physical... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Reciprocal quantum logic (rql) serial data receiver system

One embodiment describes a reciprocal quantum logic (RQL) receiver system. The RQL system is configured to convert a serial input data stream provided from a serial data transmitter into an RQL data stream. The RQL receiver system includes a sampling controller configured to oversample the serial input data stream via... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Photovoltaic solar cell with backside resonant waveguide

A solar cell has a backside resonant waveguide structure. The backside structure includes a plurality of resonant waveguides formed in or on a semiconductor-based light absorbing material and arranged in a pattern to cause laterally scattered light to be at least partially confined in the semiconductor-based light absorbing material.... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Superconducting single-pole double-throw switch system

A superconducting switch system is provided that includes a filter network having a first SQUID coupled to a second SQUID via a common node, an input port coupled to the common node, a first output port coupled to the first SQUID, and a second output port coupled to the second... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Pipette travel limiting apparatus

An apparatus for limiting pipette head travel with respect to a ground surface, and for limiting insertion of a pipette into a tube, has a top surface including at least one aperture. Each aperture selectively and concurrently accepts a corresponding pipette head of a pipette device therethrough. A bottom surface... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Pcm switch and making the same

One example includes a method for making a switch. The method includes forming an insulating layer over a substrate. The method also includes forming a resistive heating material over the insulating layer. The method also includes depositing a thermally conductive electrically insulating barrier layer over the heating material. The method... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Event extraction from documents

Systems and methods are provided for indexing a document according to identified events. An event-based indexing system includes a source interface configured to receive the document from an associated data source and format the document for processing and an indexer configured to extract event mentions from the document, with a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Heat transfer utilizing vascular composites and field induced forces

A system includes a matrix material to remove heat from an object. The matrix material includes a plurality of vascular structures. Each of the vascular structures are filled with a fluid. At least one transducer generates field-induced forces into the fluid within the vascular structures of the matrix material. At... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Mirror mounting assembly

An exemplary support structure for a planar faceplate includes ribs extending substantially perpendicular to a bottom surface of the planar faceplate. Spaced apart projections extend from the ribs towards the bottom surface of the planar faceplate and have distal ends that engage and are secured to the bottom surface. Each... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Wrap around gate field effect transistor (wagfet)

A field effect transistor (FET) including a substrate, a plurality of semiconductor epitaxial layers deposited on the substrate, and a heavily doped gate layer deposited on the semiconductor layers. The FET also includes a plurality of castellation structures formed on the heavily doped gate layer and being spaced apart from... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Vision-aided aerial navigation

An aerial vehicle is navigated using vision-aided navigation that classifies regions of acquired still image frames as featureless or feature-rich, and thereby avoids expending time and computational resources attempting to extract and match false features from the featureless regions. The classification may be performed by computing a texture metric as... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Optical fiber communications with composite structural monitoring

A method for detecting defects in a composite structure, such as in an aircraft structure, that includes sending an optical signal down an optical fiber embedded in the composite structure and analyzing the optical signal at a detector. If it is determined that the optical signal is turning on and... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Reciprocal quantum logic (rql) circuit simulation system

One example includes an RQL circuit simulation system. The system includes a circuit design tool that facilitates user inputs to design an RQL circuit design comprising at least one predetermined RQL circuit design component. The system also includes a memory system that stores the RQL circuit design and an RQL... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Resilient miniature integrated electrical connector

A resilient electrical connector assembly includes a base PCB and stacked layers of interconnected resilient conductive structures where each structure has at least two resilient conductive strips and at least two conductive contacts. One contact is integrated with a conductive path on the base PCB and another contact pad is... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Bridging electronic inter-connector and corresponding connection method

An exemplary bridging inter-connector establishes electrical connections between conductors on a PCB and aligned conductors on a first board mounted to the PCB. A flexible non-conductive sheet covers at least a portion of these conductors. Separated conductive strips on the sheet that are dimensioned to align with and engage at... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Additively manufactured high-strength aluminum via powder bed laser processes

A method for manufacturing a high-strength aluminum includes: receiving atomized aluminum powder having one or more of an approximate desired powder size and an approximate morphology; and sintering the powder. A method for manufacturing a high-strength aluminum includes: receiving atomized aluminum powder having one or more of an approximate desired... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Global disease surveillance platform, and corresponding system and method

A computer-implemented method for identifying and assessing public health events, and a corresponding system and apparatus, includes capturing public health-related information from structured and unstructured sources, where the information is contained in one or more documents, extracting meta-data from the captured public health-related information, creating an index of the extracted... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Resilient miniature mechanical support that can also serve as an electrical connector

An exemplary miniature support has upper and lower spaced-apart engagement surfaces each having at least a portion that are parallel to each other. Two supports each with an end supporting the upper engagement surface and another end supporting the lower engagement surface. The two supports have a spring-like property so... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170299665

Linear positioning system utilizing helically polarized magnet

A system includes a helically polarized magnet having a plurality of north and south poles circumferentially and helically patterned along a linear axis. Magnetic flux varies at different positions along a linear path in a direction aligned with the linear axis. A multi-axis magnetometer and/or magnetometer array is configured with... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170299771

Uavs for the detection and tracking of intense tornadoes

A method for detecting tornadogenesis in a mesocyclone, and to monitor and track intense tornadic mesocyclones. The method includes flying a UAV above the mesocyclone for an extended period of time and detecting transition to tornadic stage. This further intensification is indicated by transition in a core structure of the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170300572

Online data management system

An online data management (ODM) system can be configured to parse tool data for a particular project provided from a plurality of disparate software tools employed for project management. The ODM system can also be configured to generate a data structure based on the tool data, wherein the data structure... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291683

Deployable wing for an aircraft

An apparatus for selectively increasing a wing area of an aircraft having a fuselage with an interior space includes an inflatable wing moveable between a stowed condition located in the interior space and a deployed condition located outside the interior space. A plurality of reels is secured to the aircraft.... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170284802

Vibrating-mass gyroscope systems and method

A vibrating-mass gyroscope system includes a substantially planar vibrating-mass including opposite first and second surfaces and electrodes that extend longitudinally in a periodic pattern across the first and/or second surfaces. The electrodes include sets of drive and sense electrodes that are capacitively coupled to respective matching sets of drive and... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170288045

Multichannel devices with improved performance and methods of making the same

A transistor device is provided that comprises a base structure, and a superlattice structure overlying the base structure and comprising a multichannel ridge having sloping sidewalls. The multichannel ridge comprises a plurality of heterostructures that each form a channel of the multichannel ridge, wherein a parameter of at least one... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276698

Accelerometer sensor system

Embodiments of the invention include an accelerometer system. The system includes an accelerometer sensor comprising first and second electrode configurations and an inertial mass between the first and second electrode configurations. In one example, the accelerometer sensor being fabricated as symmetrically arranged about each of three orthogonal mid-planes. The system... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276741

Optical pump beam control in a sensor system

One example includes a sensor system. A cell system includes a pump laser which generates a pump beam to polarize alkali metal vapor enclosed within a sensor cell. A detection system includes a probe laser to generate a probe beam. The detection system can calculate at least one measurable parameter... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279207

Resilient miniature mechanical support that can also serve as an electrical connector

An exemplary miniature support has upper and lower spaced-apart engagement surfaces each having at least a portion that are parallel to each other. Two supports each with an end supporting the upper engagement surface and another end supporting the lower engagement surface. The two supports have a spring-like property so... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170280252

Optical microphone system

One embodiment includes an optical microphone system. The system includes a laser configured to emit an optical beam at a linear polarization and an optical cavity system comprising a membranous mirror that is configured to reflect the optical beam and to vibrate in response to an acoustic input signal. The... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269122

Dynamic self-calibration of an accelerometer system

One embodiment includes a method for dynamic self-calibration of an accelerometer system. The method includes forcing a proof-mass associated with a sensor of the accelerometer system in a first direction to a first predetermined position and obtaining a first measurement associated with the sensor in the first predetermined position via... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271114

Printed mems switch

A method for fabricating an MEMS switch including providing a substrate and printing at least one metal bias electrode, at least one metal connection pad and at least one metal contact pad on the substrate. The method then prints a sacrificial layer on the substrate and over the at least... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272283

Parallelizable reduced state sequence estimation via bcjr algorithm

An apparatus and method for optimizing the performance of satellite communication system receivers by using the Soft-Input Soft-Output (SISO) BCJR (Bahl, Cocke, Jelinek and Raviv) algorithm to detect a transmitted information sequence is disclosed. A Sliding Window technique is used with a plurality of reduced state sequence estimation (RSSE) equalizers... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259907

Elastomeric transition

An elastomeric transition for spanning a gap between first and second surfaces on an aircraft includes an elastomeric skin. A first skin edge is configured for attachment to the first surface and a second skin edge is configured for attachment to the second surface. The elastomeric skin has a longitudinal... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170259918

Dual-aircraft system

One example includes a dual-aircraft system. The system includes a glider aircraft configured to perform at least one mission objective in a gliding-flight mode during a mission objective stage. The system also includes an unmanned singlecopter configured to couple to the glider aircraft via a mechanical linkage to provide propulsion... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170260973

Electrically activated pivot assembly

An exemplary rotational assembly includes a base having a circular collar and first and second arms that rotate about the circular collar in opposite angular directions. In a stored state the arms have substantially the same angle relative to the circular collar; in a deployed state the arms have rotated... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170261149

Multidirectionally deflectable mounting apparatus and method

A multidirectionally deflectable engine mounting apparatus includes a laterally oriented base surface and a longitudinally extending elongate shaft having a laterally oriented shaft flange. The shaft flange is longitudinally adjacent to the base surface. A resilient washer is located directly longitudinally between the base surface and the shaft flange. A... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254622

Aircraft force multiplication

A manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fly on a mission as a team. The UAVs carry additional weapons and/or munitions that can be controlled by the manned aircraft. The pilot of the manned aircraft selects weapons or munitions carried by either the manned aircraft or one of the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254664

4d temporal data structures for visualization of alternative mission plans over time

A non-transitory computer readable medium having computer executable instructions stored thereon is provided. The computer executable instructions include a mission definition file (MDF) that includes mission data that describes alternative routes generated by at least one mission planner for a vehicle. An MDF parser extracts the mission data for the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170254929

Starshade with attributes facilitating assembly

An exemplary starshade comprises a tensegrity truss structure having a central hub with radially extending, telescoping booms. Telescoping tension struts connected to the central hub and booms provide a compressive force on the booms during final truss deployment. Opaque petals, not supported by the tensegrity truss structure prior to its... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255580

Multi-modal input system for a computer system

One example includes a computer system. Ports each receive signals corresponding to an interface input associated with user physical interaction provided via an interface device in one of disparate input modes. A multi-modal input system maps an interface input associated with one of the ports provided in a given one... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243567

Mission monitoring system

One example includes a mission monitoring system. The system includes a data store configured to store map data associated with a geographic region of interest and a plurality of graphical elements corresponding to at least one mission asset and to mission constraints. Each of the plurality of graphical elements includes... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170233070

Vertical takeoff and landing (vtol) unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)

One example embodiment includes a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The VTOL UAV includes a flight control system configured to provide avionic control of the VTOL UAV in a hover mode and in a level-flight mode. The VTOL UAV also includes a body encapsulating an engine... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170236621

Hybrid carbon nanotube shielding for lightweight electrical cables

A cable comprising hybrid carbon nanotube (CNT) shielding includes at least one conducting wire; at least one insulating layer covering at least one of the at least one conducting wire; a metallic foil component configured for lower frequency shielding function; and a CNT tape component configured for higher frequency shielding... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/17/17 / #20170237143

Cavity resonator with thermal compensation

An exemplary cavity resonator has a resonant frequency and includes a conductive body containing a cavity and a plate attached to the body enclosing the cavity. The position of a conductive tuning mechanism that protrudes into the cavity affects the tuning of the resonant frequency of the cavity resonator. A... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170229167

Timing control in a quantum memory system

One embodiment describes a quantum memory system. The system includes an array controller that comprises a plurality of flux pumps configured to provide write currents in a write operation and read currents in a read operation with respect to a plurality of quantum memory cells, the array controller being configured... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170222292

Voltage controlled tunable filter

An apparatus includes a top conductive layer of on an integrated circuit waveguide filter and a bottom conductive layer. The top and bottom conductive layers are coupled via a plurality of couplers that form an outline of the waveguide filter. A dielectric substrate layer is disposed between the top conductive... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170223838

Large-scale reconfigurable electronics using low-cost nanoparticle ink printing method

A method of manufacturing electronics using a nanoparticle ink printing method includes: synthesizing a phase change material (PCM) ink composition using hot injection to develop nanoparticles of the PCM; suspending the nanoparticles with a solvent; and printing a reconfigurable component using the PCM ink composition in additive manufacturing. Electronics includes:... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212860

Tunable bus-mediated coupling between remote qubits

A tunable bus-mediated coupling system is provided that includes a first input port coupled to a first end of a variable inductance coupling element through a first resonator and a second input port coupled to a second end of the variable inductance coupling element through a second resonator. The first... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170213465

Terrain profile system

One example includes a terrain profile system. A data store stores map data of a geographic region of interest and DTED. A route input system facilitates user inputs associated with defining a planned flight path of an aircraft between two points on a map associated with the map data and... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

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07/27/17 / #20170213466

Maneuver planning with higher order rational bezier curves

Systems and methods are provided for generating a maneuver on a propagated route for an unmanned vehicle from a series of waypoints. A planner interface is configured to receive the waypoints and at least one parameter representing constraints on the propagated route of the unmanned vehicle. A curve generation component... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170215286

Resilient micro lattice electrical interconnection assembly

In an exemplary method, three dimensional printing forms a micro lattice truss structure with a first end formed in contact with a conductive area on a PCB so that the truss structure is adhered to the conductive area due to the three dimensional printing. The truss structure extends outward from... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170205476

Combined electron paramagnetic resonance (epr) and nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) magnetometer system

One embodiment of the invention includes a magnetometer system. The system includes a sensor cell comprising alkali metal particles and a probe laser configured to provide a probe beam through the sensor cell. The system also includes a detection system configured to implement nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) detection of a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170205492

Geolocation of beyond los hf emitters

An apparatus having processing circuitry configured to estimate beyond line-of-sight emitter location may be configured to receive signal information indicative of TDOA and FDOA measurements at a first receiver and a second receiver. The signal information may be generated based on indirect wave signals received from the emitter at each... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170207507

Terahertz filter tuning

A terahertz waveguide bandpass filter block assembly including a waveguide iris filter, a pedestal block having a pedestal channel including a first one-half portion of the iris filter, and a cover block having a cover channel including a second one-half portion of the iris filter, where the first and second... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197700

Electric distributed propulsion and high lift system

An electric propulsion and lift system for an aircraft that includes a plurality of electric motor/propeller assemblies on the flaps of the aircraft so that when the flaps are deflected for take-off and landings, the propellers are directed downward to provide thrust for power lift and increased airflow over the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170200305

Federated system mission management

One example includes a federated system manager. Asset adapters receive situational awareness data from a respective plurality of mission assets and convert the situational awareness data into a central data format. Mission constraint adapters receive mission constraint data associated with real-time mission constraints from a respective plurality of mission constraint... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170192100

Digital beam-forming for simultaneously mitigating weak and strong interference in a navigation system

An adaptive cascaded electronic protection processing system for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) threat mitigation is provided. The system includes a precorrelation characterization component configured to provide at least one parameter characterizing a plurality of received signals. A correlator is configured to provide a plurality of correlation results, each representing... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170194527

Nano avalanche photodiode architecture for photon detection

An integrated circuit includes a substrate material that includes an epitaxial layer, wherein the substrate material and the epitaxial layer form a first semiconductor material with the epitaxial layer having a first conductivity type. At least one nanowire comprising a second semiconductor material having a second conductivity type doped differently... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170195458

Middleware abstraction layer (mal)

A middleware abstraction layer (MAL) that can include a plurality of middleware application programming interfaces (APIs). Each of the plurality of middleware APIs can be configured to implement a common programming paradigm for a plurality of different service platforms. The MAL can also include a master application programming interface (API).... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170187167

Method for mode control in multimode semiconductor waveguide lasers

One embodiment is a wide stripe semiconductor waveguide, which is cleaved at a Talbot length thereof, the wide stripe semiconductor waveguide having facets with mirror coatings. A system provides for selective pumping the wide stripe semiconductor waveguide to create and support a Talbot mode. In embodiments according to the present... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174314

Wing fold mechanism

An aircraft with a wing assembly includes a wing extending from the aircraft along a span wise centerline and having a first and second portions that define an interior space. A wing fold mechanism includes at least one linkage that connects the first portion to the second portion. An actuator... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

06/22/17 / #20170174315

Dynamic conformal aerodynamic seal (cas) for aircraft control surfaces

A dynamic conformal aerodynamic seal that bridges the gap between an aircraft control surface and an aircraft wing, stabilizer or tail. The seal has a first edge and a second edge, where the first edge of the seal is rigidly coupled to the aircraft wing, stabilizer or tail and the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170166721

Compressible, thermally-conductive, removable nanocomposite gasket

A compressible, thermally-conductive, removable nanocomposite gasket includes: a nanocomposite foam; and a nanoparticle filler, wherein the nanocomposite foam has a filler loading of less than approximately 20%. A compressible, thermally-conductive, removable nanocomposite gasket includes: a nanocomposite foam; a nanoparticle filler; and a metallic mesh embedded in the foam wherein the... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170157851

Device and 3d printing with long-fiber reinforcement

A process and device for 3D printing parts incorporating long-fiber reinforcements in an advanced composite material is disclosed. A nozzle for a 3D printing device receives a polymer material and a reinforcing fiber through separate inlets. A passage from the reinforcing fiber inlet cleaves the passage containing the polymer material,... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

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06/08/17 / #20170162513

Non-oxide based dielectrics for superconductor devices

A method of forming a superconductor device is provided. The method includes depositing a non-oxide based dielectric layer over a substrate, depositing a photoresist material layer over the non-oxide based dielectric layer, irradiating and developing the photoresist material layer to form a via pattern in the photoresist material layer, and... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170144755

Uas platforms flying capabilities by capturing top human pilot skills and tactics

A system and method for an unmanned combat system programmed with autonomous combat capabilities. The system and method include at least one unmanned combat vehicle and a computing subsystem that includes a database, the database storing interview data about combat experiences from a plurality of vehicle operators and recorded vehicle... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170146302

High-conductivity bonding of metal nanowire arrays

A thermally-conductive and mechanically-robust bonding method for attaching a metal nanowire (MNW) array to an adjacent surface includes the steps of: removing a template membrane from the MNW; infiltrating the MNW with a bonding material: placing the bonding material on the adjacent surface; bringing an adjacent surface into contact with... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170146991

Spatial-temporal forecasting for predictive situational awareness

An interface includes a human machine interface (HMI) to provide a visualization of current and future states of a mission associated with one or more unmanned vehicles. A time specifier provides input to the HMI to specify a current time or a future time for the visualization of the current... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/25/17 / #20170149231

Cable termination method and apparatus

A cable termination system and method include providing an outer socket having a frustum shaped socket interior tapering from a base to a top opening. The outer socket is comprised of two semicircular socket pieces, each forming a portion of a complete circumference of the outer socket. A plurality of... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170141769

Josephson transmission line (jtl) system

One embodiment describes a Josephson transmission line (JTL) system. The system includes a plurality of JTL stages that are arranged in series. The system also includes a clock transformer comprising a primary inductor configured to propagate an AC clock signal and a secondary inductor arranged in a series loop with... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170141909

Broadband distributed amplifier based active duplexer

A system includes a transmitter to drive a transmission signal via a first and second transmission line. One half of the transmission signal is applied to the first transmission line and the other half of the transmission signal is applied to the second transmission line. An antenna radiates the transmission... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142820

Apparatus and providing a temperature-differential circuit card environment

An apparatus for, and method of, providing a desired temperature-differential circuit card environment includes a plurality of card units. Each card unit comprises a first thermal plate having front and back first plate sides oriented in a lateral-longitudinal plane, the first thermal plate operating at a first plate temperature. A... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142836

Circuit card assembly and providing same

A circuit card assembly includes a substrate having longitudinally spaced first and second substrate end edges and transversely spaced top and bottom substrate surfaces. The top and/or bottom substrate surface has first, second, and third substrate regions. The first substrate region is directly laterally adjacent the first substrate side edge.... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/18/17 / #20170142856

Circuit card rack system and method

A method of maintaining a circuit card in a card rack and a circuit card rack system are disclosed. A card rack including a laterally oriented clamping slot is provided. The clamping slot is at least partially formed from a temperature-contractible material. A circuit card having a clamped side region... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170129254

System and onboard data tracking

A method and apparatus for embedding critical data directly onboard a physical asset is disclosed. Since the critical data and the asset are never separated, accurate and timely data pertinent to the asset travels with it, and may be written, read, and updated. Accurate data collection ensures a digital model/twin... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170131399

Two-way coded aperture three-dimensional radar imaging

A two-way coded aperture radar imaging system is disclosed. The system includes an antenna reflector and a radar signal transceiver configured to generate sequential radar transmission signals and receive a plurality of respective reflected radar signals. The system also includes a phase control component configured to phase-encode the sequential radar... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170132767

Artificial vision system

One aspect of the present invention includes artificial vision system. The system includes an image system comprising a video source that is configured to capture sequential frames of image data of non-visible light and at least one processor configured as an image processing system. The image processing system includes a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170121009

Thermal protection system and method

A system and method for restricting thermal transfer between an ambient space and a substructure include providing an inner mold line side (IML) surface to the substructure. A plurality of clevises extends upward from the IML surface. An outer mold line side (OML) surface is interposed between the ambient space... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124263

Workflow and interface manager for a learning health system

A personalized healthcare system may include a data platform, an analytics platform, a workflow engine and a visualization engine. The data platform is scalable to include a plurality of data sources including at least a clinical research database, genomic data, and a patient health record database. The patient health record... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170124448

Concurrent uncertainty management system

A system includes a physical layer that a plurality of data structures that represents a plurality of physical input data associated with product materials, assemblies, and operational use of a product of interest over various stages of product lifetime. The system includes reasoning model layer to process the data structures... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

04/20/17 / #20170106565

Continuous fiber filament for fused deposition modeling (fdm) additive manufactured (am) structures

A system and method for producing a uniform continuous fiber filament. The system and method include a fiber tow with an axial magnet attached to an end of the fiber tow, a polymer tube, and a radial magnet that fits around a circumference of the polymer tube. The radial and... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170102445

Signal direction processing for an antenna array

Systems and methods are provided for determining a direction of a signal received at an antenna array. An antenna array includes a plurality of antenna elements, including a reference element. A signal combiner element is configured to combine weighted signals from a subset of the plurality of antenna elements to... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170104695

Superconducting cross-bar switch system

A superconducting cross-bar switch system comprises a first input port coupled to a first output port through a first variable inductance coupling element, and a second output port through a third variable inductance coupling element, and a second input port coupled to the first output port through a second variable... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170098032

Solution for drug discovery

A drug discovery system may include a data platform and a drug discovery module. The data platform may be scalable to include a plurality of data sources. The data sources may include at least a clinical research database providing results of clinical trials. The drug discovery module may include a... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

04/06/17 / #20170097640

Autonomous vehicle control system

One example includes an autonomous vehicle control system. The system includes an operational plan controller to maintain operational plans that each correspond to a predetermined set of behavioral characteristics of an associated autonomous vehicle based on situational awareness data provided from on-board sensors of the autonomous vehicle and mission control... Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation








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