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 new patent  Method and system for generation of cipher round keys by bit-mixers

System and methods for generating round keys for a cryptographic operation are disclosed. The systems and method can use logic circuits that are operable to: obtain first inputs and second inputs; perform a bit-mixer operation on each of the first inputs and the second inputs; and generate round keys based on the performing. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Methods for steering a magnetic field for smart wireless power transmission

Systems and methods for mitigating constraints associated with wireless power transmission in applications where the position and orientation of the desired magnetic field changes over time, for example, because the position and orientation of the receiver being powered changes over time or because different receivers having different positions and orientations are being powered at different times. In accordance with some embodiments, the system employs a plurality of wireless power transmitters in a defined space, each transmitter consisting of individual coils oriented orthogonally relative to each other. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Adjacent antenna interference mitigation

A system for mitigating radio frequency interference includes a multiple patch antenna array including a multiplicity of patch antenna elements. The multiple patch antenna array is positioned relative to an interfering antenna such that signals from the interfering antenna cause interference with the multiple patch antenna array. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Automated wire processing system and methods

Systems and methods are provided for wire processing. In certain examples, a wire processing system may be disclosed. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Automated wire processing system and methods

Systems and methods are provided for wire processing. In certain examples, a wire processing system may be disclosed. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Automated wire processing system and methods

Systems and methods are provided for wire processing. In certain examples, a wire processing system may be disclosed. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Systems and methods for establishing a flight pattern adjacent to a target for a vehicle to follow

An example method of establishing a flight pattern adjacent to a target for an aerial vehicle to follow includes determining a stand-off distance to the target. The stand-off distance indicates a distance from the target at a point along the flight pattern. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Method and apparatus for raw sensor image enhancement through georegistration

A method and apparatus for generating an image from raw sensor data. In one embodiment, the method comprises reading the raw sensor data from a sensor, the raw sensor data taken from a sensor at a sensor inertial state, generating an estimate of the sensor inertial state, retaining the raw sensor data while performing steps comprising: generating an image, the image generated at least in part from the estimated sensor inertial state and the raw sensor data and generating an updated estimate of the sensor inertial state, the updated estimate of the sensor inertial state generated at least in part from the generated image and the estimated sensor inertial state. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  System for displaying the status of use of aircraft overhead luggage storage bins

A system and method are disclosed for displaying the storage status of overhead luggage storage bins in an aircraft. A camera is provided that is mounted with a field of view directed at an inner portion of a group of open bins. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Method and apparatus for multiple raw sensor image enhancement through georegistration

A method and apparatus for generating an image from raw sensor data. In one embodiment, the method comprises reading a plurality of raw sensor data sets from one or more sensors at a plurality of sensor inertial states, generating an estimate of each of the plurality of sensor inertial states, and while retaining each of the raw sensor data sets, generating an image, the image generated at least in part from the plurality of estimated sensor inertial states and the plurality of raw sensor data sets, and generating an updated estimate of at least one of the sensor inertial states, the updated estimate of the at least one of the sensor inertial states generated at least in part from the generated image and the plurality of estimated sensor inertial states. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Methods for creating a wrinkle reference standard for use in inspecting composite structures

Methods, systems and components made according to the methods and systems, are disclosed relating to making inspection reference standards for the non-invasive inspection of composite materials.. . ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Methods and apparatus for conducting particle erosion tests of vehicle surfaces

Methods and apparatus for conducting particle erosion tests of vehicle surfaces are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a particle dispersion chamber. ... The Boeing Co

 new patent  Test fixture for tensioning and cooling an article

A test fixture for securing a test article is disclosed. The test fixture comprises a frame, an upper grip, a lower grip, a tensioner assembly, and a cooling assembly. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180172548

 new patent  Non-destructive leak source detection and identification for complex bagging in conjunction with flow measurement systems

Testing of vacuum bags used in manufacturing of complex co-cure composite structures provides leak detection that allows an operator to identify leaks within a custom vacuum bag without further damaging the bag, such as by cutting vacuum ports into the bag. Such leak detection can allow the operator to find and repair the leak or, if not repairable or at a location of the bag for which repair is not feasible, take other corrective action.. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180172172

 new patent  Fluid flow control device

Disclosed herein is a flow control device. The flow control device comprises a sheet made from a shape memory alloy. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180171990

 new patent  Deforming shape memory alloy using self-regulating thermal elements

Disclosed herein is an actuator for effectuating a shape memory alloy (sma). The actuator includes a body including shape memory alloy. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180171664

 new patent  Apparatuses and methods for cowl latch indication

A latch indication assembly includes a latch and an indicator assembly. The latch is movable between a locked position and an unlocked position, and is configured to secure a fan cowl of an aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170576

 new patent  Conductive fastening system for composite structures

A conductive fastener system for connecting a composite structure to a support structure includes a composite structure hole that extends through the composite structure and shares a common axis with a support structure hole that extends at least partially through the support structure. A fastener comprising a shank having an outer surface passes through the composite structure hole and at least partially through the support structure hole and provides an annular space between the outer surface of the shank and the inner surface of the composite structure hole. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170570

 new patent  Aircraft refueling boom soft limits control

A control system for an aircraft refueling boom controls the movements of the boom in certain areas in a total field of movement volume of possible boom movements based on the location of the boom in the total field of movement volume and based on the current rate of movement of the boom in the total field of movement volume.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170562

 new patent  Enhanced performance jet engine mounting struts

In one example, a strut for mounting a jet engine to a wing of an aircraft includes a plurality of engine mounts and a space frame truss supported from the wing and including front and aft portions, the front portion being coupled to and supporting the engine mounts, the aft portion extending upwardly and rearwardly from an aft end of the front portion. By removing the aft end of the strut from the core exhaust zone of the engine, substantial reductions in the weight and drag of the strut, and a corresponding increase in the specific fuel consumption of the associated aircraft may be achieved.. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170560

 new patent  Boundary layer ingestion integration

Systems and methods for integrating boundary layer ingestion (bli) apparatus into an aircraft (1) are disclosed. The longerons (34) in the aft fuselage (18) may be extended to support an aft propulsor (20). ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170536

 new patent  Rotor/wing aircraft including vectorable nozzle

A method of operating an aircraft having a rotor/wing assembly and a nozzle comprises vectoring the nozzle into a position for creating vertical thrust, and using the rotor/wing assembly and the nozzle together to create vertical thrust during a rotary mode of operation.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170526

 new patent  Methods and apparatus to extend a leading-edge vortex of a highly-swept aircraft wing

Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to extend a leading-edge vortex of a highly-swept wing aircraft wing are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a shoulder wing coupled to a fuselage of an aircraft above a highly-swept wing of the aircraft, the shoulder wing operative in a first position to extend a leading-edge vortex spanwise along the highly-swept wing of the aircraft.. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170518

 new patent  Methods and apparatus to validate an aircraft control system command

Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to validate an aircraft control system command are disclosed. An example apparatus disclosed herein includes a detection module to determine a status of a component of a folding wingtip assembly operatively coupled to a wing of an aircraft and determine a flight stage of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170516

 new patent  Methods and apparatus to control and monitor a folding wingtip actuation system

Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to control and monitor a folding wingtip actuation system are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a collection module to obtain flight stage information of an aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180170515

 new patent  Wing flap deflection control removal

A high-lift device surface and associated method of designing the high-lift device surface is described. The flap can be attached to a wing on aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180169991

 new patent  Flexible compactor with reinforcing spine

A device for compacting a contoured elongate composite layup includes flexible first and second fiber reinforced resin flexible sections flexible along their lengths. The first section is flexible within a first plane and the second section is flexible within the first plane as well as within a second plane. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180169971

 new patent  Fused filament fabrication machine

A fused filament fabrication (fff) machine includes a cabinet defining a build chamber for building a workpiece including a part and a sacrificial tower for the part at a build location. A head assembly has a filament dispenser for dispensing media through a liquefier tip at the build location during a build process. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180169930

 new patent  Interlayer-toughened filament-wound composite structure

Disclosed herein is a method for filament winding. The method includes bonding a veil material to the unidirectional fabric to veil-stabilize the unidirectional fabric. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180169807

 new patent  Modular and reconfigurable support system

An apparatus and method for supporting an object. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a support structure, a positioning system, and a retention system. ... The Boeing Co

06/21/18 / #20180169687

 new patent  Variable cross-section compliance mechanism

A surface treatment support structure assembly for treating a contoured surface includes a support structure array formed from a plurality of base structures, each base structure being operably coupled with respect to one another and configured to slide along a longitudinal axis and rotate about a laterally translating axis which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The support structure array further includes at least one applicator head coupled to each base structure of the support structure array, each of the at least one applicator head being configured to treat the contoured surface. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180167864

Multi-hop networking protocol for wide-area energy harvesting sensor network deployments

The present invention provides an ehsn communication protocol that uses a beaconing scheme to facilitate communication between multiple low power sensor nodes. In the illustrative embodiment, the desired sensor data flows through a series of sensor nodes from the origin sensor to a destination node through a set of intermediate relay nodes. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180167391

Authenticating an aircraft data exchange using detected differences of onboard electronics

Systems and methods are provided for authenticating aircraft communications using detected difference of on board electronics. One embodiment is a method that includes detecting a request for an exchange of data between an aircraft and an off-board system, and selecting a line replaceable unit (lru) of the aircraft based on at least one parameter of the request. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180167102

Phased array beam tracking using beam gain coding

A system for phased array signal beam tracking includes a phased array transmitter configurable for transmitting a signal beam at a selected transmit beam angle from a plurality of different transmit beam angles. The system also includes a beam gain angle coding assembly configured for modulation of a gain of the signal beam to produce a resulting gain profile of the signal beam. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180166779

Phased array antennas for high altitude platforms

An aircraft includes a fuselage, wings coupled to the fuselage, and a transceiver. The aircraft further includes a plurality of planar phased array antennas coupled to the transceiver and fixedly attached to the fuselage or to at least one of the wings. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180166602

Multijunction solar cell having patterned emitter and method of making the solar cell

A multijunction solar cell includes a base substrate comprising a group iv semiconductor and a dopant of a first carrier type. A patterned emitter is formed at a first surface of the base substrate. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165983

Sonar target simulator

A sonar target simulator (“sts”) for training a sonar operator is disclosed. The sts is configured to create a plurality of simulated scenarios within a gaming area having a plurality of environments. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165979

Electronic device and method for debriefing evidence-based training sessions

An electronic device for collecting evidence during training sessions. The electronic device comprises a communications module for acquiring real-time training session data during a training session; a real-time data acquisition module for generating time-stamped training session data; an input unit for acquiring instructor rating data input by an instructor during the training session; a real-time instructor rating module for generating time-stamped instructor rating data; a storing module for storing real-time data of the training session in a data repository, including the time-stamped training session data and the time-stamped instructor rating data; a debriefing module for retrieving real-time data of a training session from the data repository, replay the real-time data on a display, and update the instructor rating data in the data repository with updated instructor rating data received from an instructor during the replay.. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165978

System and method for interactive cognitive task assistance

A cognitive assistant that allows a maintainer to speak to an application using natural language is disclosed. The maintainer can quickly interact with an application hands-free without the need to use complex user interfaces or memorized voice commands. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165975

Runway exiting systems and methods for aircraft

A runway exiting system is configured to determine a suitable exit off of a runway for an aircraft. The runway exiting system includes a housing, and one or more processors within the housing that are configured to determine a current position of the aircraft on the runway, determine a current rate of deceleration of the aircraft on the runway, and determine the suitable exit off of the runway for the aircraft based, at least in part, on the current position of the aircraft on the runway and the current rate of deceleration of the aircraft on the runway.. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165968

Flight plan analysis systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicles

A flight plan analysis system is configured to determine a flight plan decision regarding a proposed flight plan for an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). The flight plan analysis system includes a flight plan database that stores risk factor data, and a flight plan analysis unit communicatively coupled to the flight plan database. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165934

Automated object and activity tracking in a live video feed

An apparatus is provided for automated object and activity tracking in a live video feed. The apparatus receives and processes a live video feed to identify a plurality of objects and activities therein. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165894

Vehicle system prognosis device and method

A method for determining a vehicle system prognosis includes detecting a predetermined characteristic of a vehicle with one or more sensors, obtaining a plurality of sensor signals corresponding to the predetermined characteristic, receiving the plurality of sensor signals from the one or more sensors and determining an input time series of data based on the sensor signals, generating, a matrix of time series data based on the input time series of data, clustering the matrix of time series data based on predetermined clustering criteria into a predetermined number of clusters, generating a sparse temporal matrix based on the predetermined number of clusters, extracting extracted features that are indicative of an operation of a vehicle system from the sparse temporal matrix and determining an operational status of the vehicle system based on the extracted features, and communicating the operational status of the vehicle system to an operator or crew member of the vehicle.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165826

Intra-sensor relative positioning

An example system for determining relative position information includes a plurality of positioning devices for determining relative position data within a three-dimensional space, each positioning device having a line of sight. The relative position data determined via each positioning device includes relative position data with respect to the positioning device for each other positioning device within its line of sight. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180165522

Target object recognition in infrared images

A method and apparatus for recognizing target objects. The method comprises identifying a group of target objects in an image. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180164775

Robotic task system

A method for implementing machining tasks for an object. The method identifies location coordinates for a plurality of holes. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180164441

Accelerated satellite acquisition scheme

A user terminal includes a reconfigurable phased array antenna having a plurality of antenna elements. The user terminal is operable for: broadening a field of regard of the reconfigurable phased array antenna; receiving signals from a plurality of satellites within the field of regard using the reconfigurable phased array antenna; determining one or more attributes of the received signals for each of the satellites; and selecting one of the plurality of satellites for communication based on the attributes of the received signals. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180164140

Systems and methods for installation of sensors for fuel quantity indicating systems

An example system includes a fuel tank, fittings mounted through a wall of the fuel tank, and optical sensors positioned within the fittings. A respective optical sensor includes a first pressure sensing end inserted through a fitting and internally into the fuel tank and a second end extending externally from the fuel tank. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180164096

Dynamic dimensional measurement system

A system for determining an optimal clocking orientation of an object at which to attach mating structure to the object includes a plurality of radiation devices mounted on an object, a plurality of transceivers configured to emit radiation toward the object, and a processor. The object potentially has a first as-built object configuration that differs from an as-designed object configuration. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180163754

Truss end pad fitting

A mechanical fitting for connecting structures may include a base structure and a plate member. The mechanical fitting may also include a support structure for supporting the plate member at a predetermined spacing from the base structure. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180163297

System and process for chemical vapor deposition

A chemical vapor deposition method comprises flowing a carrier liquid through a reactor. A fluid comprising one or more reactants is introduced into the carrier liquid. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162591

Pallet for transporting electrical connectors

A pallet, manufacturing system, and method for transporting and assembling different electrical connectors are provided. The pallet includes first and second jaw assemblies spaced apart from a connector support. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162561

Systems and methods for deploying spacecraft

In an example, a spacecraft system includes a plurality of spacecraft in a stack. The stack has one or more layers, each layer includes at least two spacecraft, and each spacecraft is releasably coupled to one or more adjacent spacecraft in the stack. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162556

Nano-energetic applications for aircraft

A non-destructive examination (nde) system for use on a structural element comprises nano-energetic actuators configured for creating a controlled combustion in response to thermal energy, thereby inducing vibrations in a surface of the structural element. The nde system further comprises sensors configured for measuring the vibrations induced in the surface of the structural element and generating vibration data. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162543

Noncombustible gas distribution methods and systems on aircraft

A noncombustible gas distribution method includes distributing noncombustible gas to a center wing tank throughout a continuous, first flight period and, as a result, reducing flammability exposure time during the first flight period or during a subsequent flight period. The method includes not distributing noncombustible gas to left and right main wing tanks while the noncombustible gas is distributed to the center wing tank throughout the first flight period and while the left and right main wing tanks are non-flammable. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162542

Liner assembly, engine housing, and methods of assembling the same

A liner assembly includes a core and a septum coupled to the core. The liner assembly also includes a facesheet coupled to the septum. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162541

Variable incident nacelle apparatus and methods

Variable incident nacelle apparatus and methods are disclosed herein. An apparatus for varying an incident angle of a nacelle of an aircraft engine relative to an aircraft wing comprises a pylon frame member to be rigidly coupled to the aircraft engine. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162528

Aerial launch and/or recovery for unmanned aircraft, and associated systems and methods

Aerial launch and/or recovery for unmanned aircraft, and associated systems and methods. A representative system includes a first, carrier aircraft having an airframe a propulsion system carried by the airframe and positioned to support the carrier aircraft in hover, and a capture line carried by the carrier aircraft and deployable to hang from the carrier aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162527

Unmanned aerial system targeting

An unmanned aerial system (uas) includes a body and a lift and propulsion system coupled to the body. The uas includes a weapon coupled to the body. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162512

Apparatuses and methods for aerodynamic window assemblies

A window assembly for an aircraft is provided that includes a windshield, a side window, a post, and an airflow surface. The windshield is oriented toward a front of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162511

Moisture diversion systems and methods of using same

A moisture diversion system of an aircraft for capturing moisture from at least one internal aircraft structure or at least one gap, the moisture diversion system comprising: a drip shield with an upper surface having a concave shape, at least one moisture channel disposed in the upper surface of the drip shield, the drip shield being in a moisture capturing orientation under the at least one internal aircraft structure or the at least one gap.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162510

Stringer-frame intersection of aircraft body

Disclosed herein is a body of a mobile vehicle. The body includes skin, a stringer, and a frame. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162112

Septumization of cellular cores

A composite acoustic liner has a septumized cellular core. Septa are installed in the core as the individual core cells are being formed. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162103

Stiffening elements and methods of using stiffening elements in current return networks

A stiffening element that includes one or more integral current flowpaths may include: a first layer including carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plies; a second layer including one or more glass-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plies; and/or a third layer including aluminum. The third layer may form an outer surface of the stiffening element. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162102

Laminate structures comprising fiber-reinforced thermoplastic prepreg plies

A laminate structure may include: an aluminum layer; a glass composite layer adjacent to the aluminum layer; and/or a carbon composite layer adjacent to the glass composite layer, opposite to the aluminum layer. The glass composite layer may include one or more glass-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic prepreg plies. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162101

Material systems and methods of manufacturing material systems

A material system may include: an aluminum layer; a glass composite layer adjacent to the first aluminum layer; and a carbon composite layer adjacent to the first glass composite layer, and opposite to the first aluminum layer. A method of manufacturing a material system may include: stacking an aluminum layer, glass composite layer that may include thermoplastic prepreg plies, and carbon composite layer so that the aluminum layer is adjacent to the glass composite layer, and the glass composite layer is adjacent to the carbon composite layer; and consolidating the thermoplastic prepreg plies to soften the aluminum layer. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162092

Fiber-modified interlayer for a composite structure and method of manufacture

A fiber-modified interlayer includes a nonwoven fabric layer formed of continuous fibers, and discontinuous fibers attached to the nonwoven fabric, the fiber-modified interlayer is attached to at least one reinforcing layer of structural tows to form an interlayer-toughened reinforcing fabric, at least one layer of the interlayer-toughened reinforcing fabric is infused with a matrix material and cured to form a composite structure.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162075

Systems and methods for making prepreg composite sheets including contoured charges

A system (100) for making a prepreg composite sheet (300) comprising contoured charges (308) comprises first means (102) for forming precursor outline regions (206) in a resin film layer (200). The system (100) also comprises second means (106) for impregnating a fiber reinforcement (220), comprising fibers (222), with the resin film layer (200), comprising the precursor outline regions (206), to form the prepreg composite sheet (300). ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162072

Automated resin and fiber deposition for resin infusion

A composite structure is fabricated by laying up at least one ply of fiber reinforcement and at least one layer of resin on a tool. The resin film layer is formed by laying strips of resin film. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180162039

Method for fabricating thermoplastic sandwich structural panel using thermoforming and compression molding

A method for making a structural sandwich panel includes the steps of positioning a first and second thermoplastic skin elements in overlying relationship with respect to a heated male and heated female die molds respectively. A first pressure reduction is applied between the first thermoplastic skin element and the heated male die mold and a second pressure reduction is applied between the second thermoplastic and the heated female die mold. ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180161802

Sealant-applicator tip and method for applying a sealant material

A sealant-applicator tip (100) comprises a body (102), having a plane of symmetry (104) and comprising an inlet opening (106). The sealant-applicator tip (100) also comprises a head (108), extending from the body (102) opposite the inlet opening (106). ... The Boeing Co

06/14/18 / #20180161738

Device for efficient mixing of laminar, low-velocity fluids

A gas delivery system and method for delivering reactants such as a first gas through a first conduit and a second gas through at least one second conduit, for example, through a plurality of second conduits. The plurality of second conduits may each have a length, wherein at least a portion of the length is entirely disposed within the first conduit. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180160567

System and method for cryogenic cooling of electromagnetic induction filter

Provided is a cooling device, and methods of fabricating and operating such cooling devices, for electromagnetic induction (emi) filters. Specifically, a cooling device is provided which comprises a housing enclosing the electromagnetic induction filter. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180160050

Automated local positioning system calibration using optically readable markers

An improved mechanism for calibrating a local positioning system through the use of passive or retro-reflective markers is described herein. A plurality of imaging targets with the passive or retro-reflective markers may be attached or affixed on a surface of an object. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180159288

Apparatuses and methods for manipulating a wire

An apparatus (100) for manipulating a wire (400) comprises a first lever (102) and a second lever (202). The first lever (102) comprises a first tip-support portion (112), a first handle portion (118), and a first hinge portion (108). ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180158966

Thermal management system for controlling the temperature of a reflective surface having a solar concentrator array

A thermal management system (“tms”) for controlling the temperature of a selective reflective panel is disclosed. The tms includes a solar concentrator array, a temperature sensor, and a controller. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180158754

High power thermally conductive radio frequency absorbers

Radio frequency (“rf”) absorbing devices used as rf termination devices or free space absorbers, for example, are formed with a planar wafer made of an inorganic thermally conductive material. The planar wafer has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180157455

Synchronized side-by-side display of live video and corresponding virtual environment images

Systems and methods for synchronized display of visualizations of three-dimensional (3-d) models and video images of aircraft for use in assembly of an aircraft. A video display process is configured to process the video image data so that the video images will have a user-selected viewpoint when displayed. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180157221

Control system having variable gain feed forward (vgff) control

A system for controlling a plurality of actuators is disclosed. The system includes at least one device for operating the plurality of actuators, at least one processor in communication with the device, and a memory coupled the processor. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180156689

Tunable mass damper characterization test stand

A test stand for characterization of a tunable mass damper may include (a) a support base including a stop member, (b) a test plate coupled to the support base, with the test plate configured to move relative to the support base and to fixedly carry a tunable mass damper, (c) a spring coupled to the support base and the test plate, (d) a lever configured to be releasably coupled to the test plate and to move the test plate relative to the support base against the urging of the spring, and (e) a latch mechanism configured to release the test plate from the lever when the test plate is at a predetermined position relative to the support base. The motion of the test plate, after the test plate has been released by the latch mechanism, may be halted by the stop member of the support base.. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180156679

Method and apparatus for measuring a preload of a fastener

A method and apparatus for measuring a preload of a fastener. The method, which may be practiced at least in part by the apparatus, includes establishing an initial value associated with an absence of the preload of the fastener and providing an adapter and a transducer rotatably coupled to the adapter. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180156293

Dual rack and pinion rotational inerter system and method for damping movement of a flight control surface of an aircraft

There is provided a dual rack and pinion rotational inerter system for damping movement of a flight control surface of an aircraft. The system has a flexible holding structure disposed between the flight control surface and a support structure of the aircraft. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155093

Apparatus for controlled application of a viscous fluid

Systems and methods for dispensing a viscous fluid using an apparatus that may include: a housing; an applicator coupling on the housing that can releasably couple an applicator that contains a viscous fluid; a gas supply coupling that receives a pressurized gas from a gas supply; a valve having a first open position in which the valve can be gradually and controllably opened to adjustably control the delivery of pressurized gas to the applicator coupling, and a second closed position where the pressurized gas delivered to the applicator coupling is vented; and a valve actuator configured to permit a user to gradually and controllably open the valve to controllably dispense the viscous fluid from the applicator, where ceasing to depress the valve actuator vents the applicator coupling and immediately discontinues the dispensing of viscous fluid from the applicator.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155065

Systems and methods for multi-spacecraft distributed ascent

Example methods and systems of deploying a constellation of spacecraft are described. An example method includes releasing a cluster of spacecraft from a launch vehicle at a first orbit, separating spacecraft in the cluster of spacecraft from each other to minimize overlap of visibility periods from a ground station, and raising each of the spacecraft as separated simultaneously in a synchronized ascent to a respective final orbit. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155053

Differential for control surface actuators

An actuation mechanism, a flap mechanism, and an aircraft are provided. The actuation mechanism includes drive links and drive mechanisms connected to opposite ends of the flap that move the flap to various positions. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155046

Methods and apparatus to cool a vehicle heat source

Methods and apparatus to cool a vehicle heat source are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a first tank and a second tank. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155043

Composite fan cowl having core with varying thickness

An engine nacelle comprised of an inlet, an exhaust end, and a composite fan cowl. The composite fan cowl has a core with a thickness varying in a direction moving from the inlet to the exhaust end.. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155042

Composite fan cowl with a core having tailored thickness

An engine nacelle comprised of a top portion with hinges and a composite fan cowl pivotally connected to the top portion by the hinges. The composite fan cowl comprises a core with a hinge zone having a first thickness and a body zone having a second thickness. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180155002

Elongated structures and related assemblies

An elongated structure comprising a web extending along a length of the elongated structure and a flange comprising a first flange portion, the first flange portion extending away from an area of the web. The first flange portion comprises a variable width along at least a portion of the length of the elongated structure. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154715

Trailer-mounted mock landing gear

An example apparatus is configured to couple to a trailer and a tow vehicle. The apparatus includes a frame; one or more clamps mounted to the frame and configured to couple the frame to an underplate of the trailer; and a shaft having a first end rotatably coupled to the frame and a second end configured to couple to at least one replicated element of a towed vehicle. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154623

Preparing laminate materials for testing

Methods of preparing laminate test samples for subsequent testing, including positioning the test sample within a fixture body, securing the test sample within the fixture body, applying a separating force to urge a first layer portion of the test sample away from a second layer portion of the test sample, and separating the first layer portion from the second layer portion to create a predetermined separation length along the test sample, provided that the predetermined separation length is established by an interaction between the fixture body and the test sample as the first layer portion is separating from the second layer portion.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154596

Method and material efficient tooling for continuous compression molding

Thermoplastic laminates are fabricated in a continuous compression molding production line. A lay-up of laminate plies is placed in a recess on a carrying tool, and the tool is moved through successive forming operations on the line, including preforming and consolidation operations. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154588

Systems and methods for cure control of additive manufacturing

Systems for cure control of additive manufacturing comprise a build volume, a curing energy source, and a controller. The curing energy source is configured to actively deliver curing energy to discrete sections of a part as it is being additively manufactured. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154583

Adhesive-bonded attachment device

An adhesive-bonded attachment device includes a mounting base including a mounting surface, a structural adhesive disposed on the mounting surface, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive disposed on the mounting surface bordering the structural adhesive, wherein the structural adhesive and the pressure-sensitive adhesive define a bonding surface configured to be bonded to a contact surface of a structure, and an attachment feature disposed on said mounting base.. . ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154457

Method and system for defining the position of a fastener with a peen mark

A method and system are provided to position and drill an opening for a fastener through one or more workpieces. In the context of a method, a peen mark is formed on a workpiece at a location at which the opening is to be drilled. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154455

Systems and methods for forming perforations in a barrel structure

A drilling system includes a single robotic drilling unit having a drill end effector positioned inside a barrel section configured as a composite sandwich structure having an inner face sheet. The robotic drilling unit is operable to drill a plurality of perforations into the inner face sheet using the drill end effector. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180154322

Apparatus, system, and method for producing a sealant

Described herein is a method for producing a sealant. The method includes mixing a first material with a second material at a manufacturing site to produce the sealant. ... The Boeing Co

06/07/18 / #20180153308

Ergonomic puncture-resistant pads

Ergonomic puncture-resistant pads are disclosed. An example disclosed herein includes a first layer configured to be adjacent a person and to conform to the person; a second layer coupled to the first layer, the second layer configured to resist puncture; and a third layer coupled to the second layer, the third layer including a flexible support structure extending away from the second layer, the third layer configured to support the person and to conform to a shape of a surface supporting the person, the flexible support structure configured to contact the surface, the flexible support structure including cavities to receive at least one object protruding from the surface to isolate the person from the at least one protruding object.. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180151898

Methods and apparatus for cryogenic fuel bayonet transfers

Methods and apparatus for cryogenic fuel bayonet transfers are disclosed. A disclosed example fuel transfer system includes a fuel tank. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180151304

Perovskite solar cells for space

Provided is a multijunction photovoltaic device, including: a first subcell and a second subcell. The first cell includes a base semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180151301

Epitaxial perovskite materials for optoelectronics

A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and at least one perovskite layer disposed on the substrate. The semiconductor substrate includes a single-crystal semiconductor and the at least one perovskite layer includes a single-crystal organometallic-halide ionic solid perovskite.. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180150778

Method and apparatus for manufacturing or producing a product in accordance with an ergonomic safety evaluation

An integrated safety-evaluation with labor-time-standard system is provided that includes a work-task manager, integrated module and ergonomic safety evaluator. The work-task manager may be configured to receive a work instruction and determine work elements applicable to the work instruction, with the work elements may have respective associated elemental unit times, elemental risk ratings and frequency values. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180150618

Porosity simulation for oxide ceramic matrix composites

Systems and methods for designing oxide ceramic matrix composite parts entail creating a simulation of the oxide ceramic matrix composite part based on expected processing parameters to be used to create the oxide ceramic matrix composite part as well as material characteristics of one or more materials to be used to create the part. The part so created is subjected to simulated structural testing to predict performance of a potential physical counterpart, and the physical counterpart of the simulated oxide ceramic matrix composite part is then produced if the simulated testing yields results that conform to predetermined performance requirements.. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180149437

Thermal management device and method using phase change material

A device manages thermal energy applied to a composite patch on a structure having a heat sink. The device includes an enclosure configured to be placed on the structure overlying the composite patch, and a phase change material within the enclosure for absorbing the thermal energy.. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180149091

Power extraction system and method for a gas turbine engine of a vehicle

A power extraction system and method for a gas turbine engine of a vehicle are provided. The system has an hp spool tower shaft coupled between an hp spool of the gas turbine engine and an accessory gearbox assembly coupled to the gas turbine engine. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148196

Automated fastening machine using a compound contour vacuum track for automation of final assembly from the interior of a fuselage

A compound contour vacuum track, and an automated fastening machine using the track, for automation of final assembly inside an aircraft fuselage. The track is mounted at an angle to a surface, such as an inside surface of the fuselage, wherein the surface has one or more holes through which fasteners are inserted. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148195

Compound contour vacuum track for automation of final assembly from the interior of a fuselage

A compound contour vacuum track, and an automated fastening machine using the track, for automation of final assembly inside an aircraft fuselage. The track is mounted at an angle to a surface, such as an inside surface of the fuselage, wherein the surface has one or more holes through which fasteners are inserted. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148194

Enhanced tooling for interference-fit fasteners

Systems and methods are provided for installing fasteners. One exemplary embodiment is a method that includes inserting a fastener into a hole, and gripping ends of the fastener via dies. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148168

Self-contained aerial cargo vehicle

An aerial vehicle includes one or more rotors and a cargo container. The one or more rotors are configured to propel the aerial vehicle. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148159

Latch pin assembly

A folding wing tip system of an aircraft includes a latch pin actuator having a primary mechanical lock and a secondary hydraulic lock. The mechanical lock may include a lock cam movable between a lock position, in which the lock cam engages the latch pin, and an unlock position, in which the lock cam is disengaged from the latch pin, and a first lock actuator mechanically coupled to the lock cam and configured to provide a bias force pushing the lock cam toward the lock position. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148156

System and method for flag door operation

An aircraft includes a first structure between a pressure-controlled region of the aircraft and a non-pressure-controlled region of the aircraft and a second structure between the non-pressure-controlled region and an exterior of the aircraft. The aircraft also includes a first door assembly that includes a first door configured to cover a first opening between the pressure-controlled region and the non-pressure-controlled region and a second door configured to cover a second opening between the non-pressure-controlled region and the exterior. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180148153

Fuselage skin panel connection system and method for connecting skin panels

An aircraft is provided. The aircraft includes truss elements configured to form a space frame fuselage, and skin panels connected with the truss elements and configured to form a skin over said space frame fuselage. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180147800

Configurable cooling assembly and cooling method

An assembly of thermally conductive cooling blocks is configured to be placed against a composite skin between a heating blanket used to thermally cure a composite repair patch and a structure formed of a heat sensitive material. The cooling block assembly conducts heat away from the skin to prevent overheating of the heat sensitive material.. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180147794

Integrated smart susceptor heater blanket debulk system for composites

A processing apparatus such as a heating and/or debulking apparatus that may be used to debulk a plurality of uncured composite layers to form an article such as an aircraft component may include a plurality of interconnected smart susceptor heater blankets. The plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets may be connected in series or in parallel, and may be controlled to uniformly heat the component during formation.. ... The Boeing Co

05/31/18 / #20180147757

Particulate-binder composite article and associated system and method for manufacturing the same

A system for manufacturing a particulate-binder composite article including a mold defining a mold cavity, a first opening into the mold cavity, and a second opening into the mold cavity, a mass of a particulate material received in the mold cavity, a binder source in selective fluid communication with the mold cavity by way of the first opening, the binder source including a binder material, a first filter disposed across the first opening, the first filter being permeable to the binder material and substantially impermeable to the particulate material, and a second filter disposed across the second opening, the second filter being permeable to air and substantially impermeable to the particulate material.. . ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180144511

Geometry correction for computed tomography

Disclosed are apparatus and methods determining a center offset distance for computed tomography (ct) imaging. A specimen is positioned between an emission source for outputting radiation towards the specimen while the specimen rotates with respect to a detector for receiving radiation that has passed through the specimen. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180144462

Geometry correction for computed tomography

Disclosed are apparatus and methods determining a center offset distance for computed tomography imaging. A specimen is positioned between an emission source for outputting radiation towards the specimen while the specimen rotates with respect to a detector for receiving radiation that has passed through the specimen. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180143676

Dc-based peer-to-peer network for aircraft

A passenger control unit (pcu) network is provided for a passenger aircraft having passenger seats in a plurality of zones, each zone having at least one column of seats, and each column having at least one row of seats. The pcu network includes a direct current (dc) power distribution system, and a plurality of wired pcus, one pcu associated with each passenger seat and coupled to the dc power distribution system. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180143151

Potentiometer testing systems and methods

A system includes analysis circuitry. The analysis circuitry is configured to determine a first electrical resistance between a first terminal of a potentiometer and a second terminal of the potentiometer. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180143126

Manufacture electrodes for electrochemical monitoring

In one aspect, a material system comprises a metal substrate and a first coating layer disposed on the metal substrate. A first electrode is directly disposed on the first coating layer, and a second electrode is disposed on the metal substrate. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180142506

Aircraft door latch arm rotation limiting device

An aircraft door latch arm rotation limiting device incorporates a flexible strap having a proximal end and distal end. The distal end is insertable through a loop eye proximate to an aircraft door. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180141664

Curved seating layout

A forward concave trapezoidal seating system and methods are presented. Trapezoidal seats comprise a front side smaller than a rear side. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180141636

Aircraft flap hinge

Aerodynamic drag associated with a flap hinge assembly used to pivotally mount a flap to the trailing edge of an aircraft wing can be reduced when the cross-sectional area of the hinge fairing which surrounds the flap hinge assembly is reduced in size. The reduction in cross-sectional area of the hinge fairing is enabled when the flap hinge assembly attachment footprint to the underside of the flap box is also reduced. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180141284

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing

Systems for additive manufacturing comprise a delivery guide configured to dispense a curable material to additively manufacture a part in sequential layers of the curable material, and a source of curing energy configured to direct the curing energy to a discrete region of the curable material forward of or at a location where a subsequent layer of the curable material is dispensed from the delivery guide against a preceding layer of the curable material to cure together the subsequent layer and the preceding layer. Methods of additively manufacturing comprise dispensing a subsequent layer of a curable material against a preceding layer of the curable material, and concurrently with the dispensing, directing curing energy to a discrete region of the curable material to cure together the subsequent layer and the preceding layer.. ... The Boeing Co

05/24/18 / #20180140878

Fire seal end cap and associated multi-member assembly and method

A fire seal end cap including a cap portion and a plug portion, wherein the plug portion protrudes from the cap portion, and wherein the cap portion and the plug portion are formed from a fire-resistant material.. . ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180139209

Common authorization management service

An improved method in a computing environment for establishing access for individuals in at least one enterprise with one or more services provided by a plurality of service providers through the use of a common authorization management (cam) service is described herein. Through the cam service, an enterprise administrator can group together one or more individuals at one enterprise, identify access rights to one or more services in the plurality of service providers for each group of individuals based on security data defined by a service provider administrator, and associate individuals from the subset of the plurality of groups at each enterprise with access rights to one or more services provided by the plurality of service providers.. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180138585

System and method for reconfigurable polymer antenna

An antenna includes an ion exchange material and at least one polymer member coupled to a communication circuit. The at least one polymer member is configured to, responsive to receiving a bias voltage, interact with the ion exchange material to change electrical conductivity of the at least one polymer member.. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180137765

Maneuver prediction for surrounding traffic

This disclosure relates to navigating a vehicle based on predicted trajectories of other vehicles. Systems, methods, and computer-program products consistent with the disclosure perform operations including receiving location information of other vehicles. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180137229

Systems and methods for optimizing battery designs

Systems, computer readable media, and method concern determining operational parameters of an inventory of components to be included in a battery. The method further includes determining an initial working solution for a battery design layout for the battery. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180136733

Aircraft having gesture-based control for an onboard passenger service unit

An aircraft is provided that includes a passenger service unit for a passenger seated in a seat in its cabin. The aircraft includes a camera configured to acquire an image of the passenger, and a control module configured to at least receive the image of the passenger. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180136112

Mechanical testing apparatus

The mechanical testing apparatus comprises a wheel and a platform. The wheel is configured to hold a first specimen and rotate relative to a second specimen to apply torque to the second specimen using the first specimen. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180135717

Translational inerter assembly and method for damping movement of a flight control surface

There is provided a translational inerter assembly for damping movement of a flight control surface of an aircraft. The assembly has a press fit element fixedly disposed within a first end of the flight control surface and rotatably movable with the flight control surface. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180135683

Fasteners having enhanced electrical energy dispersion properties

Systems and methods are provided for fabricating fasteners. One embodiment is an apparatus that includes a fastener. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180135679

Anti-rotational fastener system

A fastener system includes a fastener including a fastener first end and a longitudinally opposed fastener second end, and an anchor configured to receive and capture the fastener upon rotation of the fastener in a first direction, wherein the anchor is further configured to engage the fastener first end upon complete rotation of the fastener in the first direction, and the anchor is further configured to prohibit further rotation in a second direction, opposite the first direction, upon engagement with the fastener first end.. . ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180135558

System and method for increasing the efficiency of heating a cryogenic fluid flowing through a conduit

A system for increasing the efficiency of heating cryogenic fluid flowing in a downstream direction through a fluid conduit includes a heating mechanism, an upstream valve, a downstream valve, and a controller. The heating mechanism heats the cryogenic fluid, resulting in conversion of a portion of the cryogenic fluid into a buoyant flow moving in an upstream direction. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180135315

Adjustable platform system

A platform system is configured to allow an individual to be supported at a plurality of different heights, and includes a frame defining a plurality of platform adjustment levels, and an upper support platform that is configured to be selectively moved between the plurality of platform adjustment levels to provide the plurality of different heights.. . ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180134514

Rotational wire transport for automated wire processing system and methods

Systems and methods are provided for a rotational wire transport. In certain examples, the rotational wire transport may be a part of a wire processing system. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180134399

Integrated strut support fittings with underwing longerons

A jet engine support structure includes an inboard support fitting that is configured to be operatively attached to the jet engine, an outboard support fitting that is configured to be operatively attached to the jet engine, an inboard longeron that is configured to be attached to the inboard support fitting and an exterior underside surface of an aircraft wing, an outboard longeron that is configured to be attached to the outboard support fitting and the exterior underside surface of the wing, and a drag brace fitting that is configured to be attached to the inboard longeron and the outboard longeron and operatively attached to the jet engine. These component parts are employed in operatively attaching the jet engine to the aircraft wing. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180134389

Chiller galley cart, galley, and method for cooling

A chiller galley cart includes a plurality of walls defining an interior cavity, a supply valve defined in one wall of the plurality of walls, and a return valve defined in one wall of the plurality of walls. The supply valve and the return valve are configured to couple to a chiller positioned in the interior cavity to provide cooled airflow from the chiller galley cart. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180134375

Temperature actuated panel

An example apparatus includes a wall having an opening and a panel attached to the wall over the opening. The panel includes a shape-memory material (smm). ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180134265

Brake load alleviation functions

A system, method, and apparatus for brake load alleviation amongst at least one first brake and at least one second brake is disclosed. The method involves sensing an amount of brake pedal application in response to engagement of at least brake pedal. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180133936

Mechanically reinforced foam insulation panel and methods of making the same

A formation assembly for use in manufacturing a reinforced insulation panel including a foam material and a reinforcing structure includes a back plate including a first surface configured to receive the foam material, and a first support sheet spaced from the first surface to form a gap therebetween, wherein the first support sheet supports the reinforcing structure. The formation assembly also includes a second support sheet spaced from the first support sheet, wherein the second support sheet defines an upper boundary of the reinforced insulation panel. ... The Boeing Co

05/17/18 / #20180133924

Articulated molding insert

A method and apparatus for forming a part having a cavity with a complex contour is presented. The molding apparatus comprises a mold cavity and a molding insert. ... The Boeing Co

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05/10/18 / #20180131098

High gain, constant beamwidth, broadband horn antenna

A horn antenna comprises an electrically conductive shell having an inner surface, a cavity formed in the shell, an aperture defined at one end of the cavity, a throat section coupled to the electrically conductive shell in communication with another end of the cavity opposite the aperture, and a spatially and frequency dependent radio frequency (rf) attenuator disposed within the cavity, such that an attenuation of rf energy propagating through the cavity between the throat section and the aperture more rapidly increases in an outward direction towards the inner surface of the electrically conductive shell as the frequency of the rf energy increases.. . ... The Boeing Co

05/10/18 / #20180131079

Dominant h-field multiband loop antenna including passive mixer

An antenna. The antenna includes a plurality of loop antennas sharing a common gap. ... The Boeing Co

05/10/18 / #20180130359

Flight range-restricting systems and methods for unmanned aerial vehicles

A flight range-restricting system is configured to control a flight range of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav). The flight range-restricting system includes a database including a uav capabilities storage area that stores uav capabilities data indicative of technical specifications of the uav, and a restricted airspace storage area that stores restricted airspace data indicative of a restricted airspace. ... The Boeing Co

05/10/18 / #20180130322

Autonomous, low energy, access indication system

A system and method for detecting access to a monitored space including one or more controllers, one or more data collectors, and one or more sensors. The sensors are self-powered, wireless components having two states. ... The Boeing Co

05/10/18 / #20180130218

Method and system for identifying wire contact insertion holes of a connector

A method, system and computer program product are provided for identifying wire contact insertion holes of a connector to facilitate the automated insertion of the wire ends of a wire bundle assembly into the wire contact insertion holes of a connector. In the context of a method, each of a plurality of pixels of an image of the connector is analyzed to identify one or more candidate contact insertion holes for the connector. ... The Boeing Co








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