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Flow batteries having a pressure-balanced electrochemical cell stack and associated methods

Electrolyte solution circulation rates in a flow battery can impact operating performance. Although adjusting the circulation rates can allow improved performance to be realized, it can be difficult to levelize circulation rates over multiple electrochemical cells of an electrochemical cell stack due to a non-uniform pressure drop that occurs at an outlet of each electrochemical cell. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Concentration management in flow battery systems using an electrochemical balancing cell

During operation of flow battery systems, the volume of one or more electrolyte solutions can change due to solvent loss processes. An electrochemical balancing cell can be used to combat volume variability. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Magneto-optical defect center material holder

A magnetometer may include a housing and a light source configured to provide excitation light. The magnetometers may also include a magneto-optical defect center material with at least one defect center that emits light when excited by the excitation light. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Generation of magnetic field proxy through rf frequency dithering

Methods, apparatuses, and systems for creating a proxy magnetic reference signal by frequency modulating a desired magnetic field proxy modulation onto an rf wave. A rf pulse sequence for an rf excitation source to apply a rf field to the magneto-optical defect center material can be based on a magnetic field proxy modulation and a base rf wave. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

High speed sequential cancellation for pulsed mode

Some methods and configurations are disclosed for high bandwidth acquisition of magnetometer data with increased sensitivity. Some embodiments provide for increased bandwidth and sensitivity of the magnetometer by eliminating a reference signal for full repolarization of the magneto-optical defect center material prior to acquisition. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Photodetector circuit saturation mitigation for magneto-optical high intensity pulses

A system activates a switch between a disengaged state and an engaged state, receives, via the second optical excitation source, a light signal includes a high intensity signal provided by the second optical excitation source, and causes at least one of the photocomponent or the optical detection circuit to operate in a non-saturated state responsive to the activation of the switch.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Apparatus and method for resonance magneto-optical defect center material pulsed mode referencing

The present disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for stimulating a magneto-optical defect material with defect centers in a magnetic detection system using a stimulation process to significantly increase magnetic sensitivity of the detection system. The system utilizes a modified ramsey pulse sequence pair or a shifted magnetometry adapted cancellation (smac) pair to detect and measure the magnetic field acting on the system resulting in mitigation of low-frequency noise sources to provide improved sensor sensitivity. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Vacancy center material with highly efficient rf excitation

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

Magnetic detection system with highly integrated diamond nitrogen vacancy sensor

A system for magnetic detection includes a housing including a top plate, bottom plate, side plate, and main plate provided between the side plate and the bottom plate; a magneto-optical defect center material including at least one magneto-optical defect center that emits an optical signal when excited by an excitation light; a radio frequency (rf) exciter system configured to provide rf excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material; an optical light source configured to direct the excitation light to the magneto-optical defect center material; and an optical detector configured to receive the optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material. The elements of the system are mounted to the main plate and capable of being unattached and remounted to the main plate to change at least one of a location or an angle of incidence of the excitation light on the magneto-optical defect center material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Bias magnet array

A magnetometer includes a light source that provides excitation light and a magneto-optical defect center material with at least one defect center that transmits emitted light when excited by the excitation light. The magnetometer also includes a light sensor that receives the emitted light and a plurality of magnets that provide a bias magnetic field to the magneto-optical defect center material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Magnetometer with a waveguide

A diamond can be used in a magnetometer to determine the strength of a magnetic field applied to the diamond. The diamond includes a first portion comprising a plurality of nitrogen vacancy (nv) centers dispersed throughout the first portion. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Standing-wave radio frequency exciter

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

Pulsed rf methods for optimization of cw measurements

A method for magnetic detection includes (a) providing optical excitation to a magneto-optical defect center material using an optical light source, (b) providing pulsed radio frequency (rf) excitation to the magneto-optical defect center material using a pulsed rf excitation source, and (c) receiving an optical signal emitted by the magneto-optical defect center material using an optical detector, such that the magneto-optical defect center material includes a plurality of magneto-optical defect centers and that (a) and (c) occur during (b).. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Magneto-optical defect center sensor with vivaldi rf antenna array

A magneto-optical defect center sensor can utilize a vivaldi antenna array for increasing uniformity of an rf magnetic signal at a specified location of the magneto-defect center element, such as a diamond having a nitrogen vacancy.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275206

Precision adjustability of optical components in a magnetometer sensor

A sensor is described comprising an assembly allowing for the adjustment of light through a plurality of lenses to magneto-optical defect center materials. In some implementations, an initial calibration is done on the sensor system to adjust the relative position of the optical excitation assembly to a base structure to benefit the final intended purpose of the sensor the optical excitation assembly for attachment to a base structure can be described as comprising a slot configured to adjust the optical excitation assembly in a respective linear direction relative to the base structure, an optical excitation source, a lens, and a drive screw mechanism. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/27/18 / #20180275205

Use of waveplates in magnetometer sensor

A sensor is described comprising a waveplate assembly, an optical excitation source and a magneto-optical defect center material with defect centers in some embodiments. The waveplate assembly can include a waveplate, mounting base, and a mounting disk. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180270962

Nanoparticle application with adhesives for printable electronics

A circuit assembly can be made by adhering a conductive element to a substrate with an adhesive. A first layer including an adhesive can be applied over at least a portion of a surface of the substrate. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269693

Battery controller for multiple battery technologies

An apparatus comprises an interface configured to communicate with a first battery of a first battery type and a second battery of a second battery type. The apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to: obtain first parameters related to at least one first characteristic of the first battery, the one or more first parameters stored in a universal format that is implemented by both the first battery and the second battery; perform one or more first charging operations for the first battery based on the obtained one or more first parameters; obtain one or more second parameters related to at least one second characteristic of the second battery, the one or more second parameters stored in the universal format; and perform one or more second charging operations for the second battery based on the obtained one or more second parameters.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/20/18 / #20180269587

Antenna systems using aircraft propellers

In one embodiment, a system includes an aircraft body and a propeller coupled to the aircraft body. The propeller includes a plurality of blades forming a rearward-facing curvature with respect to an axis running longitudinally with the aircraft body. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180252984

Method for gigahertz to terahertz frequency signal generation using opo and dfg

Apparatus and method for high-power multi-function millimeter-wavelength (thz-frequency) signal generation using opo and dfg in a single cavity. In some embodiments, the opo-dfg cavity includes an optical parametric oscillator (opo) non-linear material that receives pump light ip having pump-light frequency and generates two different lower intermediate frequencies of light—an opo-signal beam is and a spatially/temporally overlapping opo-idler beam ii. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/06/18 / #20180251210

Vehicle control systems

A vehicular control system can include a control device including one or more control inputs, and a control switch operatively connected to the control device for receiving control input signals from the control device, the control switch configured to switch between a vehicle control mode such that the control input signals control one or more vehicle motion control components and at least one mission mode such that the control input signals control one or more other devices.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180238989

Efficient thermal drift compensation in dnv vector magnetometry

A system for magnetic detection of an external magnetic field is described. The system includes a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material having a plurality of crystallographic axes, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source, an optical excitation source, an optical detector, and a controller. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180237644

Conductive paste, method for forming an interconnection and electrical device

According to embodiments of the present invention, a conductive paste is provided. The conductive paste has a composition including a plurality of conductive nanoparticles and a plurality of conductive nanowires, wherein a weight ratio of the plurality of conductive nanoparticles to the plurality of conductive nanowires is between about 10:1 and about 50:1. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/23/18 / #20180237170

Capture system and method

Transfer of objects between spacecraft can be achieved in a low gravity environment. A capture device can be part of a module that facilitates visualization of a vessel that approaches the capture device. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233829

Compact dual circular polarization multi-band waveguide feed network

A transmitter of a feed network includes first and second branches and an integrated branch line coupler that couples the first and second branches. The integrated branch line coupler includes first and second waveguide reject filters in the first and second branches respectively. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180233762

Neat methods for forming titanium catecholate complexes and associated compositions

Titanium catecholate complexes can be desirable active materials for flow batteries and other electrochemical energy storage systems, particularly when incorporated in aqueous electrolyte solutions. It can be desirable to avoid introducing even traces of certain organic solvents into aqueous electrolyte solutions. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/16/18 / #20180231404

Sensor system

A sensor system is provided. A body includes a first side extension configured to mount to a helmet, a second side extension configured to mount to the helmet, and a processing module support member coupled to the first side extension and the second side extension configured to accommodate a processing module. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212176

Method of making high-efficiency solar energy device

A method of manufacturing a high-efficiency solar cell including an indium, gallium, aluminum and nitrogen (in a combination comprising ingan, or inaln, or ingaaln) alloy which may be blended with a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (poss) material, and which may include an absorption-enhancing layer including one of more of carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, and undulating or uneven surface topography.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/19/18 / #20180203246

Multiple band multiple polarizer optical device

An optical device is disclosed. The optical device has an optical path and includes a first polarizing filter positioned in the optical path that is configured to receive electromagnetic radiation (emr) from a scene and to transmit a first subset of emr comprising emr in a first waveband that has a first polarization orientation and emr in a second waveband. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180198215

Rf module with integrated waveguide and attached antenna elements and method for fabrication

A radio frequency (rf) module may comprise: (a) a substrate including a plurality of integral waveguides formed therein, each of the plurality of waveguides orthogonally-oriented with respect to the one or more adjacent waveguides; and (b) a plurality of antenna radiator elements attached to the dielectric substrate and oriented such that a pair of antenna radiator elements is electrically coupled to one of the plurality of waveguides. Each of the integral waveguides is electrically coupled to electrical circuitry of the rf module.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180196111

Dnv magnetic field detector

A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material comprising a plurality of nv centers, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source configured to provide rf excitation to the nv diamond material, an optical excitation source configured to provide optical excitation to the nv diamond material, an optical detector configured to receive an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, and a controller. The optical signal is based on hyperfine states of the nv diamond material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180192513

Conformal 3d non-planar multi-layer circuitry

A method for making conformal non-planar multi-layer circuitry is described. The method can include providing a substrate having a non-planar surface and depositing a first conformal dielectric layer on the substrate, the first conformal dielectric layer conforming to the non-planar surface of the substrate and having a non-planar surface. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191017

Aqueous methods for forming titanium catecholate complexes and associated compositions

Titanium catecholate complexes can be desirable active materials for flow batteries and other electrochemical energy storage systems, particularly when incorporated in aqueous electrolyte solutions. It can be desirable to avoid introducing certain organic solvents and/or extraneous salts into aqueous electrolyte solutions. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180191016

Flow batteries incorporating a phenothiazine compound within an aqueous electrolyte solution

Flow batteries can include a first half-cell containing a first aqueous electrolyte solution, a first electrolyte receptacle, a second half-cell containing a second aqueous electrolyte solution, a second electrolyte receptacle, and a separator disposed between the first half-cell and the second half-cell. The first aqueous electrolyte solution contains a first redox-active material and first mobile ions that are each continuously soluble, and the second aqueous electrolyte solution contains a second redox-active material and second mobile ions that are each continuously soluble. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/05/18 / #20180188522

Laser array sidelobe suppression

A laser apparatus comprising an aperture module array including two or more aperture modules, each aperture module of the array being optically couple-able to a source of coherent electromagnetic radiation and configured to emit a beam of radiation received from the source. The apparatus emits a composite beam comprising beams emitted by the respective aperture modules and modulates at least one of the beams in power and phase relative to at least one other of the beams such that a desired non-uniform composite beam profile is provided.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180181790

Object detection system

An airborne mine countermeasure system includes a processor coupled to a memory having stored therein software instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform a series of image processing operations. The operations include obtaining input image data from an external image sensor, and extracting a sequence of 2-d slices from the input image data. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180180200

Continuous reinforced cold water pipe for an ocean thermal energy conversion system

A continuous reinforced cold water pipe (cwp) for an ocean thermal energy conversion (otec) system is formed from a sequential series of molded pipe sections, which are formed from a series of rigid frame sections and a curable material to form the continuous reinforced cwp. Each molded pipe section is formed by moving a rigid frame section into a mold, enclosing at least a portion of the rigid frame section in the curable material, and curing the curable material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/28/18 / #20180178606

Vehicle capture and alignment systems, apparatus and method for fluid, data and/or power transfer

Systems, apparatus, and methods for interconnecting two vehicles for the purposes of physical integration, data transfer and/or fluid transfer between the two vehicles. In one example, a system can include a carriage assembly that is deployable from the first vehicle for engagement with the second vehicle. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180170589

System, apparatus, and method of efficiently transferring material from a container to a cartridge

In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a body comprising an inner body wall and an outer body wall centered about a longitudinal axis. The inner body wall and the outer body wall form a ridge at a first end of the body, and the ridge is configured to receive a force applied to the apparatus. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180164464

Vector magnetometry localization of subsurface liquids

Systems and methods for locating a subsurface liquid can include an excitation coil configured to induce a magnetic resonance in a subsurface liquid, an array of magnetometers associated with the excitation coil configured to detect a magnetic vector of the magnetic resonance excited subsurface liquid, and a controller in communication with the array of magnetometers and configured to locate the subsurface liquid based on magnetic signals output from the array of magnetometers.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180162886

Coordinatively unsaturated titanium catecholate complexes and processes associated therewith

Coordinatively saturated titanium (iv) coordination compounds containing catecholate ligands can be desirable active materials for flow batteries and other electrochemical energy storage systems. Such coordination compounds can be formed advantageously via an intermediate composition containing a coordinatively unsaturated titanium (iv) coordination compound. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180151899

Flow batteries having adjustable circulation rate capabilities and methods associated therewith

The circulation rates of the electrolyte solutions in a flow battery can impact operating performance. Adjusting the circulation rates can allow improved performance to be realized. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180145336

Flow batteries incorporating active materials containing doubly bridged aromatic groups

Electrolyte solutions for flow batteries and other electrochemical systems can contain an active material that is capable of transferring one or more electrons per molecule during an oxidation-reduction cycle. Doubly bridged aromatic groups or their coordination compounds can be particularly suitable active materials. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180143043

System and method of dithering a sensor assembly

Embodiments include a dither system comprising a support member to support a sensor housing having a common line-of-sight (los). A first metal bellows is coupled to the support member and being concentric to the sensor housing to constrain rotational motion of the sensor housing and allow angular motion. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180138143

Wire bonding methods and systems incorporating metal nanoparticles

Wire bonding operations can be facilitated through the use of metal nanoparticle compositions. Both ball bonding and wedge bonding processes can be enhanced in this respect. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136326

Radar system and method for determining a rotational state of a moving object

A doppler radar system includes a doppler radar processor, a memory in communication with radar processor and a transmit/receive controller. The memory includes computer readable instructions that cause the doppler radar processor to transmit a radar signal toward the airborne object at a frequency; receive reflected radar signals off of the airborne object, including frequencies produced as a result of doppler effect due to relative motion between features of the airborne object and the radar system; and fourier transform the received signals into the frequency domain. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180136301

Spin relaxometry based molecular sequencing

A method and system for detecting a target molecule. The method includes allowing a fluid containing the target molecule to pass by a complementary moiety attached to a paramagnetic ion so as to cause the complementary moiety and the paramagnetic ion to change a position. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180132383

Dual-mode passive thermal management system and method

Embodiments include a heat sink cell comprising a first reservoir having a first volume of space and a first material stored in the first volume of space. The first material provides a first heat sink thermal operating range for the transfer of heat. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180131352

Energy efficient controlled magnetic field generator circuit

A magnetic waveform generator circuit includes a first switch coupled to a first rectifier element at a first node, a first capacitor coupled, at a second node to the first switch, and to a fourth node, a second capacitor coupled, at a third node to the first rectifier element, and to the fourth node, and an inductor coupled between the first and the fourth nodes. The first switch is operable to be in an on state during a first time period and in an off state during a second time period. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180129225

Monolithic attitude control motor frame and system

A monolithic attitude control motor frame includes a monolithic structure including an outer surface of revolution and a plurality of side walls defining a plurality of cavities extending radially from the outer surface of revolution. Adjacent cavities of the plurality of cavities share a side wall or side wall portion therebetween. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180128516

Extended travel flexure bearing and micro check valve

Variations of the devices and methods disclosed herein pertain to an extended travel spiral flexure bearing having spiral arms, each of the spiral arms including an attachment point at the inner end thereof and at the outer end thereof. Variations of the bearing may also include a bearing clamp to be attached to the spiral flexure bearing at the attachment points, the bearing including an outer bearing portion to be disposed on the outer periphery of the flexure bearing and an inner bearing portion to be disposed at the center of the flexure bearing. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/10/18 / #20180126689

Multiple layer hollow cylinder

A multiple layer hollow cylinder is provided. An inner air-tight material is wrapped about at least a portion of a mandrel to form a plurality of first material loops. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124917

System and method for improving isolation in high-density laminated printed circuit boards

A system and method of isolating a layer-to-layer transition between conductors in a multilayer printed circuit board includes formation of a first ground via at least partially surrounding a first signal conductor in at least one layer of the printed circuit board and formation of a second ground via at least partially surrounding a second signal conductor in another layer of the printed circuit board. The first and second ground vias are plated with a conductive material.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180122249

Collision avoidance systems

The disclosure is directed to systems and methods for collision avoidance of aerial vehicles. More particularly, the disclosure is directed to systems and methods for avoiding collisions between manned aerial vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118335

Magnetic orientation detent with motor assist

In one embodiment, a magnetic orientation detent includes a motor coupled to a motor shaft, the motor mechanically coupled to a motor mount. The magnetic orientation detent may also include a flywheel mechanically coupled to a distal end of the motor shaft. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180118320

Continuous fiber reinforcement for airship construction

An airship hull is disclosed. The airship hull comprises a gas-tight shape fabricated from a membrane. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180108916

Flow batteries having an electrode with differing hydrophilicity on opposing faces and methods for production and use thereof

Electrochemical cells, such as those present within flow batteries, can include at least one electrode with one face being more hydrophilic than is the other. Such electrodes can lessen the incidence of parasitic reactions by directing convective electrolyte circulation toward a separator in the electrochemical cell. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180106889

System and method for radar based threat determination and classification

A method for classifying an airborne object detected by a radar system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of identifying quefrency peaks in a quefrency cepstrum generated from a received radar return signal, the quefrency peaks indicative of a rotating physical feature of the airborne object. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180105544

Concerted processes for forming 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzene from hydroquinone

Flow batteries incorporating an active material with one or more catecholate ligands can have a number of desirable operating features. Commercial syntheses of catechol produce significant quantities of hydroquinone as a byproduct, which presently has limited value in the battery industry and can represent a significant waste disposal issue at industrial production scales. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180102556

Flow batteries having an interfacially bonded bipolar plate-electrode assembly and methods for production and use thereof

Electrochemical cells, such as those present within flow batteries, can have an electrode and a bipolar plate in at least one half-cell interfacially bonded together with an electrically conductive adhesive. Bonding the bipolar plate to the electrode can decrease contact resistance and sometimes lessen the incidence of parasitic reactions in the electrochemical cell. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098707

System and method for synchronizing external compression of a limb for increased blood

Embodiments relate to devices, systems and methods of assisting blood flow return to the heart from a limb. The device comprising a wearable garment (115) and a compression apparatus (110) embedded in the garment (115) for applying an external compression according to a compression sequence to a muscle of a limb of a user based on real-time measurements regarding a cardiac cycle having a diastolic phase and systolic phase of the user and real-time measurements of muscle activity. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180097341

Energy storage units and systems with segmented branch interconnects

An energy storage unit (esu) is provided herein. The esu includes a housing forming an interior volume configured to store a plurality of batteries that can collectively provide a maximum power level. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180090232

Heating plasma for fusion power using neutral beam injection

. . In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within an enclosure, a center magnetic coil coaxial with the two internal magnetic coils and located proximate to a midpoint of the enclosure, a plurality of encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the internal magnetic coils, and two mirror magnetic coil coaxial with the internal magnetic coils. The fusion reactor further includes one or more heat injectors operable to inject a beam of neutral particles toward the center of the enclosure.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180086481

Uav capture system

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

03/22/18 / #20180083708

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

A system, method, and device for rf upconversion. The system can include a laser, two eams, a photonic filter, a photonic service filter, two photodiodes, and a mixer. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180083350

Up-down zigzag additive spiral antenna

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

03/15/18 / #20180071787

Systems and methods for shear and warp detection and correction

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for warp and shear detection and correction and, more particularly, to systems and methods for detecting and correcting shear and warp in an address block of a mailpiece. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: locating a barcode which is spatially consistent with a block of text; obtaining barcode bar data from the barcode which correlates to a difference in spatial orientation of one or more bars of the barcode with respect to a best fit line through the barcode; and replacing the block of text with a non-distorted block of text which can be read by optical character recognition processes, based on the barcode bar data.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068748

Magnetic field plasma confinement for compact fusion power

In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within an enclosure, a center magnetic coil coaxial with the two internal magnetic coils and located proximate to a midpoint of the enclosure, a plurality of encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the internal magnetic coils, and two mirror magnetic coil coaxial with the internal magnetic coils. The encapsulating magnetic coils preserve the magnetohydrodynamic (mhd) stability of the fusion reactor by maintaining a magnetic wall that prevents plasma within the enclosure from expanding.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068747

System for supporting structures immersed in plasma

A fusion reactor includes an enclosure having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a midpoint substantially equidistant between the first and second ends of the enclosure. The fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within the enclosure and positioned on opposite sides of the midpoint of the enclosure, one or more encapsulating magnetic coils positioned on each side of the midpoint of the enclosure, two mirror magnetic coils positioned on opposite sides of the midpoint of the enclosure, and one or more support stalks for supporting the two internal magnetic coils suspended within the enclosure. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180053980

Corona prevention in radio frequency circuits

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

02/15/18 / #20180047463

Heating plasma for fusion power using electromagnetic waves

In one embodiment, a fusion reactor includes two internal magnetic coils suspended within an enclosure, a center magnetic coil coaxial with the two internal magnetic coils and located proximate to a midpoint of the enclosure, a plurality of encapsulating magnetic coils coaxial with the internal magnetic coils, and two mirror magnetic coil coaxial with the internal magnetic coils. The fusion reactor further includes one or more electromagnetic wave generators operable to inject a beam of electromagnetic waves into the enclosure.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047462

Encapsulating magnetic fields for plasma confinement

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

02/15/18 / #20180043482

Integrated multi-chamber heat exchanger

A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043481

Integrated multi-chamber heat exchanger

A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180043480

Integrated multi-chamber heat exchanger

A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180033516

Method of interconnecting nanowires, nanowire network and transparent condutive electrode

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

02/01/18 / #20180031326

Heat exchange using phase change material

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

02/01/18 / #20180029966

Processes for forming titanium catechol complexes

Titanium complexes containing at least one catecholate ligand can be desirable active materials for flow batteries and other electrochemical energy storage systems. Such complexes can be formed through reacting a catechol compound with a titanium reagent in an organic solvent, removing a byproduct species, and then obtaining an aqueous phase containing a salt form of the titanium catechol complex, particularly an alkali metal salt form. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029965

Processes for forming titanium catechol complexes

Titanium complexes containing catecholate ligands can be desirable active materials for flow batteries and other electrochemical energy storage systems. Such complexes can be formed, potentially on very large scales, through reacting a catechol compound in an organic solvent with titanium tetrachloride, and then obtaining an aqueous phase containing an alkali metal salt form of the titanium catechol complex. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180026721

Phased-array coherent transceiver

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

01/25/18 / #20180022423

Unmanned fluid-propelled aerial vehicle

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

01/11/18 / #20180013497

Spatially dephasing local oscillator for coherent free-space optical communications

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

01/11/18 / #20180012099

Systems and methods for strike through detection

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for strike through detection and, more particularly, to systems and methods for detecting a strike through in an address block of a mailpiece. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: generating edges of lines within a text block identified through optical character recognition processes; locating text lines within the text block; characterizing the edges within the text lines and outside of the text lines; and grouping identified edges of the characterized edges outside of the text lines into co-linear groups.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011152

Geolocation of magnetic sources using vector magnetometer sensors

System and methods for determining an angle and/or geolocation of a dipole magnetic source relative to one or more dnv sensors. The system may include one or more dnv sensors, and a controller. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180011151

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

A system for magnetic detection includes a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source that provides rf excitation to the nv diamond material, an optical excitation source that provides optical excitation to the nv diamond material, an optical detector that receives an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, a magnetic field generator that generates a magnetic field applied to the nv diamond material, and a controller. The controller controls the rf excitation source to apply a first rf excitation having a first frequency and a second rf excitation having a second frequency. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010586

Arcjet propulsion systems for spacecraft

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

01/11/18 / #20180009009

Dynamic resonance system and method for the anti-icing and de-icing of inlet grids

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

01/04/18 / #20180003326

Component connector servicer

A system includes a body having a front end and a back end, a channel within the body that is configured to hold at least a portion of a service unit, a guiderail extending along a portion of the channel and configured to couple with a pushrod, and an adapter configured to couple with a portion of the service unit and a portion of the body. The channel also includes a front opening positioned proximate to the front end of the body, wherein the front opening is configured to allow at least a portion of the service unit, or at least a portion of a connector, to pass through the front opening, and a back opening positioned proximate to the back end of the body, wherein the back opening is configured to allow at least a portion of the pushrod to pass through the back opening.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002540

Conductive paste, method for forming an interconnection and electrical device

According to embodiments of the present invention, a conductive paste is provided. The conductive paste has a cam-position including a plurality of conductive nanoparticles and a plurality of conductive nanowires, wherein a weight ratio of the plurality of conductive nanoparticles to the plurality of conductive nanowires is between about 10:1 and about 50:1. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002041

Spacecraft structures incorporating graphene and operation thereof

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

12/28/17 / #20170369156

Adhesive panels of microvane arrays for reducing effects of wingtip vortices

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

12/28/17 / #20170369155

Multi core vehicle management system and methods

A flight management system (fms) including a plurality of fms components that can include a civil fms component and a tactical fms component. Each fms component can have a processor programmed to execute an fms software product. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170363696

Magneto-optical defect center magnetometer

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

12/21/17 / #20170362727

Systems and methods for forming metal matrix composites

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

12/14/17 / #20170358068

Automating the assessment of damage to infrastructure assets

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

12/07/17 / #20170353228

Resilient virtual ground receivers

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

12/07/17 / #20170352905

Aqueous redox flow batteries comprising metal ligand coordination compounds

This invention is directed to aqueous redox flow batteries comprising redox-active metal ligand coordination compounds. The compounds and configurations described herein enable flow batteries with performance and cost parameters that represent a significant improvement over that previous known in the art.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170349302

Thruster arrangement for geosynchronous orbit spacecraft

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

11/30/17 / #20170346123

Flow batteries having an electrode with a density gradient and methods for production and use thereof

Electrochemical cells, such as those present within flow batteries, can have at least one electrode with a density gradient in which the density increases outwardly from a separator. Such electrodes can decrease contact resistance and lessen the incidence of parasitic reactions in the electrochemical cell. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343699

Buoy array of magnetometers

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

11/30/17 / #20170343695

Magneto-optical detecting apparatus and methods

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

11/30/17 / #20170343621

Magneto-optical defect center magnetometer

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

11/30/17 / #20170343620

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

Systems and methods using a magneto-optical defect center material magnetic sensor system that uses fluorescence intensity to distinguish the ms=±1 states, and to measure the magnetic field based on the energy difference between the ms=+1 state and the ms=−1 state, as manifested by the rf frequencies corresponding to each state in some embodiments. The system may include an optical excitation source, which directs optical excitation to the material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170343619

Two-stage optical dnv excitation

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

11/30/17 / #20170343618

Layered rf coil for magnetometer

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

11/30/17 / #20170343617

Selected volume continuous illumination magnetometer

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

11/30/17 / #20170343412

Optical filtration system for diamond material with nitrogen vacancy centers

A system provides light received from nv diamond material to an optical collector. The provision of light received from nv diamond material to an optical collector impacts the efficiency by which light is directed to the optical collector. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170341731

Yaw control in an aircraft

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

11/30/17 / #20170341730

Body tab yaw deflector

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

11/23/17 / #20170337524

Systems and methods for assessing damage to infrastructure assets

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

11/23/17 / #20170336596

Advanced optical gimbal

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

11/23/17 / #20170336178

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170336177

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

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

11/16/17 / #20170328986

Aircraft laser detector

In certain embodiments, an apparatus comprises a laser detector, a lens, a global positioning system (“gps”) receiver, a digital ground map, a tilt measurement device, and one or more processors. The laser detector is operable to detect a laser light emitted from a laser source, the lens is operable to pass the laser light to the laser detector, the gps receiver is operable to determine a gps location of an aircraft, and the tilt measurement device is operable to determine a tilt angle of the aircraft. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170328686

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

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

11/09/17 / #20170323754

Two-dimensional graphene cold cathode, anode, and grid

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

11/09/17 / #20170320565

Hinge mechanism for a weight-shifting coaxial helicopter

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

10/26/17 / #20170310388

Analyzing optical networks

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

10/26/17 / #20170309944

High solubility iron hexacyanides

Stable solutions comprising high concentrations of charged coordination complexes, including iron hexacyanides are described, as are methods of preparing and using same in chemical energy storage systems, including flow battery systems. The use of these compositions allows energy storage densities at levels unavailable by other iron hexacyanide systems.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305578

Single-point release mechanism for spacecraft

A spacecraft includes a main body, a set of panels attached to a side of the main body, and a retaining the set of panels adjacent to the main body. The single-point release device includes a heater for generating heat to expand a thermally sensitive material, a membrane-based actuator for providing a linear movement based on a phase change of the thermally sensitive material contained in the membrane-based actuator, and a release fitting and a release rod for retaining and selectively releasing a pin based on the linear movement of the membrane-based actuator. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305080

Mandrel forming for discrete wing skin stiffeners

In one embodiment, a stiffener may be formed by inserting a plurality of flexible mandrels into a channel of a tool having a three-dimensional contour, placing a vacuum bag over the flexible mandrels and the tool, with the mandrels disposed between the vacuum bag and the tool, and applying vacuum pressure between the vacuum bag and the tool. A hardening substance may be inserted into each of the plurality of flexible mandrels and then may be hardened while the plurality of mandrels are inserted in the one or more channels of the tool. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294672

High-throughput manufacturing processes for making electrochemical unit cells and electrochemical unit cells produced using the same

Flow batteries can be constructed by combining multiple electrochemical unit cells together with one another in a cell stack. High-throughput processes for fabricating electrochemical unit cells can include providing materials from rolled sources for forming a soft goods assembly and a hard goods assembly, supplying the materials to a production line, and forming an electrochemical unit cell having a bipolar plate disposed on opposite sides of a separator. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294662

Electrochemical cells having designed flow fields and methods for producing the same

Electrochemical cells can include flow channels designed to provide an electrolyte solution more efficiently to an electrode or ionically conductive separator. Such electrochemical cells can include an ionically conductive separator disposed between a first half-cell and a second half-cell, a first bipolar plate in the first half-cell, and a second bipolar plate in the second half-cell. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294633

Modular energy storage component enclosure

An energy storage component (esc) enclosure is provided. The esc enclosure includes a plurality of esc modules. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170294252

Systems and methods for producing tapered resistive cards and capacitive sheets

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

10/12/17 / #20170291916

Coordination compounds having redox non-innocent ligands and flow batteries containing the same

Electrolyte solutions for flow batteries and other electrochemical systems can contain an active material capable of transferring more than one electron per oxidation-reduction cycle. Such active materials can include coordination compounds containing a metal center and at least one redox non-innocent ligand. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286791

Remote recognition processing system and method

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

10/05/17 / #20170284371

Wind-powered recharging for a weight-shifting coaxial helicopter

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

10/05/17 / #20170283042

Weight-shifting coaxial helicopter

A helicopter includes a propulsion system, gimbal assembly, and a controller. The propulsion system includes a first rotor assembly and a second rotor assembly. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170283033

Aircraft wing shift device

An aerial vehicle includes a fuselage, a wing, and a wing shift device. The wing shift device is configured to be coupled to the fuselage. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170279536

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

A system, method, and device for rf upconversion. The system can include a laser, two eams, a photonic filter, a photonic service filter, two photodiodes, and a mixer. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278230

Optical device for fuel filter debris

A fuel filter inspection method includes capturing an image of a fuel filter sample using an imaging device and sending the captured image to an image processor. The method further includes the image processor receiving the captured image, thresholding the captured image to generate a binary image, determining sizes for a plurality of particles present in the binary image, comparing the size of each of particle of the plurality of particles to a particle size threshold, and quantifying the number of particles of the plurality of plurality of particles with a size greater than the particle size threshold. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170274970

Autonomous underwater vehicle with external, deployable payload

An auv is described that includes an external, deployable payload releasably attached to the exterior of the auv. The release mechanism between the payload and the auv is relatively simple and low cost. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170271704

Mitigation of crossover within flow batteries

Crossover of active materials in an electrochemical cell can detrimentally impact operating performance, particularly for flow batteries. Flow batteries with tolerance toward crossover of active materials can incorporate a first half-cell containing a first electrolyte solution that includes a coordination complex as a first active material, and a second half-cell containing a second electrolyte solution that includes an unbound form of an organic compound as a second active material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170266724

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

Metal nanoparticles and compositions derived therefrom can be used in a number of different applications. Methods for making metal nanoparticles can include providing a first metal salt in a solvent; converting the first metal salt into an insoluble compound that constitutes a plurality of nanoparticle seeds; and after forming the plurality of nanoparticle seeds, reacting a reducing agent with at least a portion of a second metal salt in the presence of at least one surfactant and the plurality of nanoparticle seeds to form a plurality of metal nanoparticles. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170253620

Processes for forming coordination complexes containing monosulfonated catecholate ligands

. . Coordination complexes can have a metal center with at least one unsubstituted catecholate ligand and at least one monosulfonated catecholate ligand or a salt thereof bound thereto. Some coordination complexes can have a formula of dgti(l1)x(l2)y, in which d is a counterion selected from nh4+, li+, na+, k+, or any combination thereof; g ranges between 2 and 6; l1 is an unsubstituted catecholate ligand; l2 is a monosulfonated catecholate ligand; and x and y are non-zero numbers such that x+y=3. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170252804

Additive manufacturing processes utilizing metal nanoparticles

It is currently difficult to deposit metallic conductors as contiguous metal traces during additive manufacturing processes, particularly when dielectric materials are present that are readily heat-softened. Additive manufacturing processes can include: providing a first printing composition containing metal nanoparticles and a second printing composition containing a dielectric material; depositing the first and second printing compositions together to form an object having a desired shape, in which the metal nanoparticles are unconsolidated with one another after being deposited; and heating the object above a fusion temperature of the metal nanoparticles and below a softening temperature of the dielectric material to define one or more contiguous metal traces in the object in which the metal nanoparticles are at least partially fused together with one another in a defined shape.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246740

Variable force exoskeleton hip joint

An adjustable force exoskeleton hip joint system. The system includes a hip joint. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242812

Redundant control system devoid of programmable devices

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

08/24/17 / #20170241446

High-precision hydraulic actuator

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

08/24/17 / #20170239623

Method for forming perforated graphene with uniform aperture size

A method of forming a filter with uniform pore sizes includes synthesizing a moiety so as to form a plurality of like platelets having a precisely sized pore extending therethrough, distributing the plurality of like platelets about a membrane having apertures therethrough, and bonding the plurality of platelets around the apertures to form precisely sized pores through the membrane. A filtration membrane is also disclosed which provides a porous membrane having a plurality of apertures therethrough, and a plurality of platelets, wherein each platelet has a pore therethrough. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170225755

Weapons control system-deployable life support apparatus

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

08/03/17 / #20170219300

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

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

08/03/17 / #20170219299

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

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

07/27/17 / #20170212258

Hydrophone

A system includes an acoustic transmitter and a magnetometer. The acoustic transmitter is configured to transmit an acoustic signal through a fluid with dissolved ions. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212190

Ac vector magnetic anomaly detection with diamond nitrogen vacancies

A system for magnetic anomaly detection is described. The system may include a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material comprising a plurality of nv centers. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212187

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

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

07/27/17 / #20170212186

Magnetometer with light pipe

A device includes a diamond assembly. The diamond assembly includes a diamond with a plurality of nitrogen vacancy centers and electrical components that emit electromagnetic waves. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170212185

Magnetometer with a light emitting diode

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

07/27/17 / #20170212184

Higher magnetic sensitivity through fluorescence manipulation by phonon spectrum control

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








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