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Recent patent applications related to Lockheed Martin Corporation. Lockheed Martin Corporation is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Lockheed Martin Corporation may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Lockheed Martin Corporation, we're just tracking patents.

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12/31/15 / #20150377709

System, method, and computer program product for hostile fire strike indication

Systems, methods, and computer program products for optically identifying hostile fire strikes to a vehicle. The identification can be that the hostile fire will hit the vehicle, will likely hit the vehicle, hit the vehicle, or likely hit the vehicle. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150375667

Reconfigurable transporting system

A reconfigurable modular transporting system and related components which can efficiently and effectively move containers and other items is disclosed. The transport system includes a plurality of track components structured to mate with one another by a complementary male connection and female connection at ends thereof. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372391

Inflatable radar signal device

An inflatable radar signal device that is capable of rising above the surface of the water when deployed and that reflects radar emissions. The signal device is a self-contained, small, independent system that can withstand being present in a maritime environment, including being submerged in the water and/or being located on a vessel in the water, for an extended amount of time. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367550

Open-face molding

An open-face molding apparatus for use in open-face injection molding operations to more accurately control the thickness of coatings applied to workpiece surfaces of slightly varying contour profiles. A conformable tool face is carried by a rigid tool backing and a perimeter seal releasably seals the conformable tool face around its perimeter to the workpiece surface. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347841

System and method for 3d iris recognition

Aspects of the disclosure provide an iris recognition system. The iris recognition system can include a three-dimensional (3d) sensor that is configured to capture a 3d image of an iris, an iris feature extractor that is configured to generate an iris template based on the 3d image of the iris, and a memory that is configured to store the iris template.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346302

Method and system for signal processing

Aspects of the disclosure provide a system for signal processing. The system includes a selection circuitry and a coordination detection circuitry. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336202

Methods for perforating multi-layer graphene through ion bombardment

Multi-layer sheets of graphene-based material having a plurality of pores extending therethrough are described herein. Methods for making the sheets include exposing a graphene-based material comprising multilayer graphene having from 5 to 20 layers of graphene to a particle beam having an ion energy of at least about 1500 ev to create damage tracks in the graphene sheets. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332870

Supercapacitor having improved conductivity properties and method of manufacture

An improved supercapacitor includes a first and second electrode with each electrode made at least in part from a highly-porous electrically conductive material, a insulative separator separating the electrodes; a first electrically conductive current collector in physical and electrical contact with the first electrode; and a second electrically conductive current collector in physical and electrical contact with the second electrode, wherein at least one current collector is configured to have multiple separate portions with each portion having a current capacity that varies as a function of current passing through during capacitive operation.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332083

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

11/12/15 / #20150326410

High bit-rate magnetic communication

A magnetic communications transmitter includes a magnetic field generator and a controller. The magnetic field generator is configured to generate a magnetic field. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321147

Stacked two-dimensional materials and methods for producing structures incorporating same

Structures comprising a first sheet of perforated two-dimensional material and a first plurality of spacer elements disposed between a surface of the first sheet of perforated two-dimensional material and at least one of a surface of a structural substrate and a surface of a second sheet of perforated two-dimensional material are disclosed, as well as related methods. The structures may further comprise a structural substrate, a second plurality of spacer elements, additional sheets of perforated two-dimensional material in direct contact with the first and/or said second sheet of perforated two-dimensional material and/or relief features in the surface of the structural substrate.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317558

Quantum-assisted training of neural networks

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for configuring a quantum annealing (qa) device. Then qa device has a plurality of qubits and a plurality of couplers at overlapping intersections of the qubits. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317505

Latent fingerprint detectors and fingerprint scanners therefrom

This document relates to systems and method for latent fingerprint detection using specular reflection (glare). An exemplary system may include a light source alignment portion configured to align a light source at an illumination angle relative to a sample surface such that the light source illuminates a sample surface so that the surface produces specular reflection. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310627

System, method, and computer program product for indicating hostile fire

A network for indicating and communicating detection of hostile fire, and systems, methods, and computer program products thereof. Hostile fire is optically detected and identified at a first vehicle and such identification is transmitted from the first vehicle to one or more other vehicles in the network. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310603

System, method, and computer program product for indicating hostile fire

A network for indicating and communicating detection of hostile fire, and systems, methods, and computer program products thereof. Hostile fire is optically detected and identified at a first vehicle and such identification is transmitted from the first vehicle to one or more other vehicles in the network. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150307913

Spore detector

A system and method of detecting spores includes a light source configured to emit a light pulse within a first wavelength range, and a light sensor configured to detect a resulting phosphorescence emitted from one or more desiccated spores phosphorescing within a second wavelength range in a vicinity of the light pulse. The spore detector also includes circuitry configured to trigger emission of the light pulse and record the emitted phosphorescence at a pre-determined time after the light pulse.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303554

Dimensionally tolerant multiband conformal antenna arrays

Some embodiments relate to a multiband antenna array formed on a flexible substrate. Low frequency antenna elements may be formed using nanoink. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150303154

X-ray obscuration film and related techniques

An x-ray obscuration (xro) film comprising one or more metallic wire mesh layers and an adjacent layer of indium foil having portions which extend into openings of the wire mesh and in contact with metallic portions thereof. The xro film can be capable of absorbing at least a portion of x-ray energy thereby creating an interference pattern when the xro film is coupled with an electronic circuit and placed between an x-ray source and an x-ray detector and subjected to radiographic inspection. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302843

Underwater acoustic projector

An underwater acoustic projector for projecting acoustic energy through water is described. The acoustic projector includes a housing defining an internal cavity, a plurality of apertures in the housing that place the internal cavity in fluid communication with an external environment, an acoustic baffle disposed in the internal cavity at a first end that fluidly seals the first end of the internal cavity from the external environment, and a projector face that is disposed in the internal cavity at a second end of the internal cavity. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302666

Extendable condition-based maintenance

A flexible condition-based maintenance (cbm) device is disclosed. A cbm device receives a plurality of sensor signals generated by corresponding sensors. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302265

Remote encoding center automation systems and methods

A nontransitory computer readable medium having stored thereon software instructions that, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to perform operations. The operations can include intercepting a request for manual processing of a mail piece image. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302163

Prognostics and health management system

A flexible prognostics and health management (phm) device is disclosed. Sensor data is generated that quantifies real-time conditions of components in a machine based on sensor signals generated by sensors. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150300783

Armor having prismatic, tesselated core

An armor includes a core that, in turn, includes a first layer of prismatic elements arranged in a tessellated fashion and a second layer of prismatic elements arranged in a tessellated fashion. The armor further includes a smart component operably associated with a component of the armor. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150299849

Cnt-infused metal fiber materials and process therefor

A composition includes a carbon nanotube (cnt)-infused metal fiber material which includes a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions, a barrier coating conformally disposed about the metal fiber material, and carbon nanotubes (cnts) infused to the metal fiber material. A continuous cnt infusion process includes: (a) disposing a barrier coating and a carbon nanotube (cnt)-forming catalyst on a surface of a metal fiber material of spoolable dimensions; and (b) synthesizing carbon nanotubes on the metal fiber material, thereby forming a carbon nanotube-infused metal fiber material.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150282317

Edge contacts of circuit boards, and related apparatus and methods

In some embodiments, flat electrical contact pads may be fabricated along a routed edge face of a printed wiring board (pwb). Some embodiments of the edge pads may, for example, be perpendicular to a plane of the printed wiring board. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277561

Tactile and peripheral vision combined modality hover drift cueing

Combined modality hover drift cueing methods, systems and computer readable media are disclosed. For example, some implementations can include a system comprising one or more sensors, and a combined modality hover drift cueing controller coupled to the one or more sensors and configured to determine hover drift and to control a plurality of indicators in response to determined hover drift. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271463

Adding content to a program

Mechanisms for adding content to a projected light stream are disclosed. A polarization rotation panel receives content and generates a polarization rotation pattern based on the content. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150270111

Multiple ionization sources for a mass spectrometer

Systems and methods for a mass spectrometer include an atmospheric-pressure chemical ionization (apci) source, one or more low-pressure chemical ionization (lpci) sources, a mass analyzer configured to separate ions of a sample flow from the apci source and the one or more lpci sources, a detector configured to identify and quantify the received separated ions, and a plurality of valves configured to open and close associated input lines to the apci source and the one or more lpci sources, via a computer-implemented controller, and configured to maintain a vacuum environment of the mass spectrometer during the opening and closing.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268547

Removing and recombining a portion of a projected light stream

Mechanisms for clipping, or diverting, a portion of a projected light stream and seamlessly recombining the diverted portion with the projected light stream on a display surface are disclosed. A reflective surface having a shape diverts a portion of a projected light stream from a first optical path between a projector and a display surface to an imaging system outside of the first optical path. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268373

Mapping and monitoring of hydraulic fractures using vector magnetometers

A method for mapping and monitoring of hydraulic fracture includes capturing, using an array of sensors, a first magnetic image of a well pay zone. A second magnetic image is captured using the array of sensors, after a well bore is padded with a fluid. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268150

Large area membrane evaluation apparatuses and methods for use thereof

Permeable materials, such as perforated grapheme and other two-dimensional materials, can be used in filtration applications. However, there are presently no effective testing apparatuses or techniques to determine if a particular permeable material or other membrane is suitable for a given filtration process. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268011

Preemptive countermeasure management

Embodiments of the invention are directed to techniques for preemptively managing countermeasures of a vehicle. Prior to identifying an actual threat, at least one countermeasure device may be preemptively oriented to point in a direction most likely to produce a threat. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264807

Copper nanoparticle application processes for low temperature printable, flexible/conformal electronics and antennas

An ink adapted for forming conductive elements is disclosed. The ink includes a plurality of nanoparticles and a carrier. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260812

Enhanced nuclear quadrupole resonance and ground penetrating radar using metamaterial antenna

A method and system for enhanced nqr or gpr include a metamaterial antenna configured to both transmit and receive a magnetic field focused at a near-field distance separated from the antenna at a corresponding antenna frequency corresponding to a nuclear quadrupole resonance frequency of an atom in a target material.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259047

Closed-loop control system for controlling a device

A closed-loop hydraulic control system that may arrest the motion of attached devices in the event of loss of electrical or hydraulic power or in the event of an emergency. Gangways from a ship to a platform and ladders on fire trucks may have hydraulic control systems that allow for free motion in several different directions in order to keep stability in rough waters or shifting ground. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258525

Graphene-based molecular sieves and methods for production thereof

Perforated graphene or perforated graphene-based sheets can be used in forming molecular sieves. The molecular sieves can include a layer of perforated graphene or perforated graphene-based material on a polymer backing. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258503

Separation membranes formed from perforated graphene and methods for use thereof

Perforated graphene sheets can be used in forming separation membranes. Separation membranes of the present disclosure, which can be used in gas separation processes in some embodiments, can include one or more polymer layers and one or more layers of perforated graphene. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258502

Coating of a porous substrate for disposition of graphene and other two-dimensional materials thereon

Composite membranes of the present disclosure can include a porous supporting substrate having a coating thereon, and one or more two-dimensional materials disposed on the coating. The coating material can include sio2 or various precursors thereof, which can be disposed on the porous supporting substrate by various deposition techniques. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258498

Graphene-based molecular separation and sequestration device and methods for harvest and recovery

A device for separating a component from a medium includes at least one charging area to apply an electrical charge to the medium which aligns the medium according to a polarity of the electrical charge. At least one screening area is associated with the charging area to separate a component from the aligned medium.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258254

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

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

09/10/15 / #20150256286

Waveform-enabled jammer excision (weje)

A method for waveform-enabled jammer excision (weje) may include performing a jammer measurement during a look-through window when no signal-of-interest (soi) is present and obtaining a jammer signal. A soi-plus-jammer measurement may be performed and a soi-plus-jammer signal may be obtained when both the jammer signal and the soi are present. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150255663

Photovoltaic cells having electrical contacts formed from metal nanoparticles and methods for production thereof

Photovoltaic cells having copper contacts can be made by using copper nanoparticles during their fabrication. Such photovoltaic cells can include a copper-based current collector located on a semiconductor substrate having an n-doped region and a p-doped region. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254907

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

09/10/15 / #20150254512

Knowledge-based application of processes to media

A processing system and method for reviewing and tagging streams of media are disclosed. For example, a processing system for processing a media stream can include rules processing circuitry configured to determine whether to apply one or more media processes to a stream of received media based on mission criteria, wherein the mission criteria defines at least one concept, object or event of interest that is sought for in the received media stream, and variable processing circuitry configured to apply any of a number of known processes on the received media stream based on commands received from the rules processing circuitry.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254489

Methods and systems for reducing the likelihood of false positive decodes

Systems and methods for reducing the likelihood of false positive decodes within a set of barcodes are disclosed. The method can be implemented in a computing device, which includes: providing a list of barcode configurations that meet damage tolerance criteria; reducing, if possible, each configuration list to barcode configurations that have a compatible configuration pair between sets; and comparing all possible combinations of barcode type configurations to find at least one set of configurations that are resistant to false positives decodes between barcode types during decoding processes.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150247178

Syringe for obtaining nano-sized materials for selective assays and related methods of use

A syringe for obtaining nano-sized components from a solution includes a barrel having an interior, a needle extending from one end of the barrel, and a plunger received in the interior at an end of the barrel opposite the needle. A filter cartridge is positioned between the needle and the barrel, wherein the filter cartridge maintains at least one membrane having apertures of two distinct size ranges, and wherein operation of the plunger to draw the solution into the barrel allows for retention of nano-sized components of a size between the two distinct size ranges.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241545

Single platform doppler geolocation

To make small uavs capable of geolocation of emitters, a low cost, low power, small weight and power radio receiver receives and tracks doppler frequency at a minimum. In order to minimize the size, weight and power (swap), a single receiving element array is utilized. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241221

Projected synthetic vision

Projected synthetic vision methods, systems and computer readable media are disclosed. For example, a system can include one or more sensors, a terrain database, and a projected synthetic vision controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the terrain database, the projected synthetic vision controller configured to generate and project synthetic vision images based on aircraft position, terrain information and aviator boresight information. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240970

Friction stir welded pipes

Fluid conveying pipes and processes of forming such pipes using friction stir welding. The fluid conveying pipes are formed from a pipe section that includes a first barrel coaxially and concentrically disposed within a second barrel. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237763

Efficient heat transfer from conduction-cooled circuit cards

A conduction-cooled card assembly is disclosed that includes a conduction-cooling frame, a printed wiring board mounted on the frame, and a wedgelock fastener. The conduction-cooling frame has a thermal management interface adapted to transfer heat from the frame to a chassis, and the wedgelock fastener is adapted to press the thermal management interface of the conduction-cooling frame against a rail of the chassis. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234195

Apparatus and method for fiber-laser output-beam shaping for spectral beam combination

A method and apparatus for combining a plurality of laser beamlets to form a single annular beam using spectral beam combination. This invention includes a plurality of laser sources that emit a plurality of beamlets, wherein each one of the plurality of beamlets has a different wavelength; a beam annularizer that includes a plurality of optical units arranged to receive the beamlets, and configured to convert each beamlet into a respective annular beam that has an annular cross-sectional power profile; a beam-intersection transform element configured to point each respective one of the plurality of annular beams in an angular intersection arrangement toward a first location; and a spectral beam combiner at the first location configured to combine the plurality of wavelengths in the plurality of annular beams into a first annular spectrally combined beam.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234085

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

A method for rebalancing a group of accelerometers in a gravity gradiometer instrument (ggi) includes the steps of defining and implementing a number of group-wise actuation constrainment modes based on a design of the gravity gradiometer instrument and its accelerometers. Implementing one constrainment mode comprises differentially scaling and distributing a single electrical current to multiple accelerometers' rebalance circuitry to cancel a specific acceleration effect experienced by the group of accelerometers or gradiometer as a whole. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150233079

Undersea anchoring system and method

An undersea anchor that includes a frame that is fixed to the seafloor by one or more pile anchors, for example grouted pile anchors. The frame is configured to permit it to function with one or more seabed drills to allow the pile anchor(s) to be installed at an angle relative to horizontal so the pile anchors can take horizontal and vertical loads.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150231670

Facility wide mixed mail sorting and/or sequencing system and components and methods thereof

The invention generally relates to a facility wide sorting and/or sequencing system for improving product processing operations and, more particularly, to a facility wide system and related functionality for simultaneously sorting and sequencing mixed mail pieces such as, for example, flats and letter mail pieces. The flats and letter mail pieces are placed in frames so that all types of mail pieces can be sorted and/or sequenced simultaneously through merging and diverting a stream of filled trays into and out of different streams at a full or substantially full transport speed.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230365

Fluid-flow-through cooling of circuit boards

A disclosed apparatus for use with a conduction-cooled card assembly may include a frame comprising first and second thermally conductive portions adapted to engage respective thermal management interfaces on opposite sides of a conduction cooling frame for at least one circuit card. The apparatus may also include a passageway extending between first and second openings in the frame so as to allow cooling fluid to flow into the first opening, through the passageway, and out of the second opening. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227807

Airborne mine countermeasures

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

08/13/15 / #20150227773

Latent fingerprint detectors and fingerprint scanners therefrom

An automatic fingerprint system includes an optical sensor having a first light source that provides a collimated beam for interrogating a first sample surface, and a camera including a lens and a photodetector array having a camera field of view (fovcamera)large enough to image the first sample surface. The camera is critical angle positioned relative to the first light source to receive specular reflection (glare) from the first sample surface to generate image data from the glare. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150226708

Laser projected acoustic sensor apparatus and method

A plurality of lasers produces a lattice of projected points. A sensor system detects movement in the projected points in response to an incoming wave.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150225819

Articles containing copper nanoparticles and methods for production and use thereof

Articles containing a matrix material and plurality of copper nanoparticles in the matrix material that have been at least partially fused together are described. The copper nanoparticles are less than about 20 nm in size. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150225783

Nondestructive collection of evidence

A system and method of identifying a print includes an image-capturing and lighting optical system configured to maximize specular reflection of light reflected from a print and to minimize diffused reflection of light reflected from a background surface of the print via adjustment of at least one of a frequency and a reflection angle of the light emitted upon a sample of the print. The system and method also include an ic having one or more fets with a nanostructure configured to detect a plurality of analytes from the print. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150225049

Apparatus and method for neutralizing underwater mines

A mine neutralizing device that includes a buoy. The buoy includes a mine neutralizing device capable of swimming to an undersea mine to neutralize it. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150224545

Facility wide mixed mail sorting and/or sequencing system and components and methods thereof

The invention generally relates to a facility wide sorting and/or sequencing system for improving product processing operations and, more particularly, to a facility wide system and related functionality for simultaneously sorting and sequencing mixed mail pieces such as, for example, flats and letter mail pieces. The flats and letter mail pieces are placed in frames so that all types of mail pieces can be sorted and/or sequenced simultaneously through merging and diverting a stream of filled trays into and out of different streams at a full or substantially full transport speed.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150221474

Methods for perforating two-dimensional materials using a broad ion field

Perforating graphene and other two-dimensional materials with holes inclusively having a desired size range, a narrow size distribution, and a high hole density can be difficult to achieve. A layer in continuous contact with graphene, graphene-based materials and other two-dimensional materials can help promote hole formation. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150219765

Frequency quadrupled laser using thulium-doped fiber amplifier and method

An apparatus, method and associated fiber-laser architectures for high-power pulsed operation and pumping wavelength-conversion devices. Some embodiments generate blue laser light by frequency quadrupling infrared (ir) light from tm-doped gain fiber using non-linear wavelength conversion. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150219426

System, method, and computer program product for indicating hostile fire

Systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying hostile fire. A characteristic of a fired projectile is detected using an optical system and the projectile's travel path in relation to a vehicle is determined. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150219269

Thermal insulation with functional gradient and inorganic aerogel layer

According to some aspects, a thermal insulation material is provided, comprising a first insulation layer comprising an aerogel, and a second insulation layer comprising inorganic fibers, wherein a thickness of the second insulation layer is greater than a thickness of the first insulation layer. According to some aspects, a fire protection thermal insulation system is provided, comprising a first insulation layer comprising an aerogel, the first insulation layer on a fire facing side of the thermal insulation system, and a second insulation layer comprising inorganic fibers, the second insulation layer on a non-fire facing side of the thermal insulation system, wherein a thickness of the second insulation layer is greater than a thickness of the first insulation layer.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150219268

Thermal insulation including a cellular matrix

According to some aspects, a thermal insulation material is provided, comprising a first insulation layer having a cellular structure, wherein cells of the cellular structure comprise an inorganic insulator in a powder form and a second insulation layer comprising inorganic fibers. According to some aspects, a fire protection thermal insulation system is provided, comprising a first insulation layer having a cellular structure, wherein cells of the cellular structure comprise an inorganic insulator in a powder form, the first insulation layer on a fire facing side of the thermal insulation system, and a second insulation layer comprising inorganic fibers, the second insulation layer on a non-fire facing side of the thermal insulation system.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150218210

Molecular separation device

A molecular separation device includes a chamber having an inlet and an outlet through which flows an aqueous suspension and a porous separation membrane positioned in the chamber substantially orthogonally to the flow of the aqueous suspension. An electrical charging device connects to the separation membrane to apply a periodic electric charge so as to collect components blocked by the porous separation membrane. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217219

Processes for forming composite structures with a two-dimensional material using a porous, non-sacrificial supporting layer

It can be difficult to remove atomically thin films, such as graphene, graphene-based material and other two-dimensional materials, from a growth substrate and then to transfer the thin films to a secondary substrate. Tearing and conformality issues can arise during the removal and transfer processes. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215509

Latent fingerprint detection

Systems, devices, and methods for detecting a contaminant on a substrate are discussed herein. Variations of such systems, devices, and methods may include one or snore illumination sources that emit illumination at one or more desired wavelength ranges to illuminate one or more areas on the substrate; where the desired wavelength range is one that is absorbed by the contaminant while causing the substrate to fluoresce. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150214690

Q-switched oscillator seed-source for mopa laser illuminator apparatus and method

An apparatus, method and system that uses a q-switched laser or a q-seed source for a seed pulse signal having a controlled high-dynamic-range amplitude that avoids and/or compensates for pulse steepening in high-gain optical-fiber and/or optical-rod amplification of optical pulses. Optionally, the optical output is used for lidar or illumination purposes (e.g., for image acquisition). ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213327

Visual feature extraction methods and systems

Systems and methods for image processing are disclosed. For example, a system for processing images includes voxel-ranking circuitry that ranks individual voxels using voxel data derived from physiological responses resulting from exposure to a plurality of corresponding baseline stimulus images, and voxel selection circuitry that selects a portion of the set of ranked voxels based on their rank.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150211681

Keyway retention system for cryogenic storage tanks

A cryogenic tank support assembly and method are provided. In one embodiment, a cryogenic tank support assembly includes an outer tank structure, an inner tank structure having a storage volume therein for storing a cryogenic material, one or more keys on an outer side of the inner tank structure, and one or more key blocks comprised of a thermally insulating material and affixed to an inner side of the outer tank structure to define one or more keyways. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150202823

Joint molding

A joint molding apparatus for molding joints between composite panels comprising inflatable molding bladders connectable to a source of pressurized fluid. A bladder support structure supports the bladders in respective positions adjacent an intersection of panels where, when inflated, the bladders support a joint formed at the intersection of panels while an uncured portion of the joint is curing to hold the joint in a desired configuration at the panel intersection.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150201527

Electronics chassis adaptable for forced air or liquid conduction cooling

An electronics chassis comprises a frame including at least one fluid flow path along a side of the frame and that is sealed relative to an interior volume of the frame. A first opening to the fluid flow path is at a first end of the frame; and, a second opening to the fluid flow path at a second end of the frame. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189759

Microvia pad repair

A method of repairing a microvia assembly comprising a pad disposed on and in electrical conductive contact with a microvia where at least a portion of the pad is missing from the assembly 10. Conductive material comprising nanocopper is provided on the microvia in at least a portion of a region where the missing portion of the pad was located. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177480

Condensation inhibiting layer, method of forming the layer, and condensation inhibiting device

A condensation inhibiting layer includes an electrostrictive actuator film, and a treated surface formed on the electrostrictive actuator film and including a plurality of channels.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177032

Air data system

An air data system including a housing, a bore, a dynamic port, a static port, a gas permeable membrane, and a device configured to determine a pressure differential. The bore may be located within the housing and may extend from an inlet for receiving air flow to an outlet. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150171502

Mode suppression resonator

The present disclosed technique pertains to high q mode resonators, and, more particularly, to a technique for separating a high q mode from masking low q modes. In a first aspect, it includes a high q mode resonator, comprising: a housing defining a clover-shaped resonating cavity; a dielectric material filling the cavity; an input to the cavity; and an output from the cavity. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150169273

Peripheral vision hover drift cueing

Peripheral vision hover drift cueing methods, systems and computer readable media are disclosed. For example, a system can include one or more sensors, and a peripheral vision hover drift cueing controller coupled to the one or more sensors and configured to determine hover drift and to control a plurality of indicators in response to determined hover drift. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161904

Simulation platform module

A simulation platform module. The simulation platform module determines that an external simulation object exists. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161479

Method and system address result arbitration

A method to arbitrate between results obtained from observationally data derived by several procedures.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153486

Fresnel lens optical alignment system

An optical alignment system is provided that simplifies the alignment of two vehicles, for example during a docking procedure, and provides visual cues indicating range to prevent accidental collision. The optical alignment system includes a horizontal array of fresnel lenses including a first plurality of fresnel lenses disposed on one side of a vertical axis and a second plurality of fresnel lenses disposed on the opposite side of the vertical axis. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150151302

Non-contact infrared thermocycling

A microfluidic chip includes one or more reaction chambers to hold fluids for chemical or biochemical reactions, such as pcr. A non-contact heat source heats the reaction chamber and the fluid, such that the heat source does not contact the reaction chamber or the fluid. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150143812

Exhaust plume cooling

An exhaust plume cooling device for cooling an exhaust gas plume to reduce deleterious heat effects on impinged and surrounding surfaces. The device is supportable in a position downstream of an exhaust nozzle of an exhaust gas plume-producing engine and configured to periodically interrupt the flow of exhaust gases.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138630

Fiber amplifier system for suppression of modal instabilities and method

Apparatus and method for suppressing modal instabilities (mi) in fiber-amplifier systems. In some embodiments, thermal effects drive the mi process, and in some such embodiments, the present invention provides a plurality of options for mitigating these thermal effects. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125230

Apparatus for an on-tool power supply

An apparatus comprises a housing and a tool holder that is mounted to a first end of the housing. The tool holder is configured for selectively engagement with a spindle to support the tool and selective disengagement from the spindle for interchanging the tool with other tools. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124627

Switching module

A fiber channel switching module can include an integrated trace buffer memory, a crossbar switch and a control processor disposed on a single line replaceable module (lrm). The trace buffer memory may be adapted to capture selected data traffic transiting the switch fabric based on pre-selected triggers. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150123843

Receiver dual-reflector antenna system for interference suppression onboard satellite

A system for interference suppression onboard a satellite may include an antenna that is configured to receive uplink signals from a ground-coverage area and to generate a first signal. A spot-beam antenna may be configured to receive interference signals and to generate a second signal. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150121265

Systems and methods for facilitating open source intelligence gathering

Systems and methods (e.g., utilities) for use in providing automated, lightweight collection of online, open source data which may be content-based to reduce website source bias. In one aspect, a utility is disclosed for use in extracting content of interest from at least one website or other online data source (e.g., where the extracted content can be used in a subsequent search query). ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117477

Laser apparatus and method for generating optical pulses based on q-switching modulated with a 2-d spatial light modulator

A laser apparatus and method are provided for generating optical pulses based on q-switching controllable with a fast and reliable two-dimensional (2-d) spatial light modulator, such as a digital micro-mirror device (dmd). Temporal and spatial modulation may be applied to selectively control the q-switching provided by the spatial light modulator. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112582

Route re-planning using enemy force lethality projection

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

04/16/15 / #20150106308

Distributed machine learning intelligence development systems

A system, method, and computer-readable instructions for a distributed machine learning system are provided. A plurality of distributed learning environments are in communication over a network, wherein each environment has a computing device having a memory and a processor coupled to the memory, the processor adapted implement a learning environment via one or more agents in a rules-based system, wherein the agents learn to perform tasks in their respective learning environment; and a persistent storage in which knowledge comprising a plurality of rules developed by the agents for performing the tasks are stored, wherein the knowledge is tagged and shared with other agents throughout the plurality of distributed learning environments.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150102959

Jammer suppression for broadcast satellite system services

A system for interference suppression onboard a satellite includes a beamforming module that processes radio-frequency (rf) signals originated from a plurality of antenna elements of an array antenna to generate multiple analog signals. At least one of the analog signals is an anti-interference signal. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097742

Tunable serpentine antenna assembly

An antenna assembly is mountable to a craft. The craft has a power source. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092178

Underwater platform with lidar and related methods

Systems and methods for conducting autonomous underwater inspections of subsea and other underwater structures using a 3d laser mounted on an underwater platform such as auv, an rov or a tripod. The systems and methods described herein can be used for scanning underwater structures to gain a better understanding of the underwater structures, such as for example, for the purpose of avoiding collision of an underwater vehicle with the underwater structures and for directing inspection, repair, and manipulation of the underwater structures.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150090172

Variable rigidity tow cable

A variable rigidity tow cable for attaching a first vehicle with a second vehicle. The tow cable includes a tension control cable having a first end and a second end. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150090027

Loop de-coupling capsule for hosting ultra-sensative experiments in a logging sonde

A capsule comprising two non-directly contacting halves enables otherwise coupling loads between experiment and gauging to be re-routed through the outer-most portable body (e.g. A logging sonde housing) having substantial inertia, thus serving to attenuate the parasitic loads. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150087176

Interlocking terminal

An embodiment electrical connector includes a body portion having a central aperture extending between a first surface and an opposing second surface, the first surface including indents and the second surface including corresponding detents and a wire post portion unitarily formed with the body portion, the wire post portion supporting a wire clamping feature and laterally offset relative to the central aperture of the body portion. An embodiment electrical connection system includes a first connector having a first central aperture, a first wire clamping feature laterally offset from the first central aperture, and first indents, and a second connector includes a second central aperture, a second wire clamping feature laterally offset from the second central aperture, and second detents. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079340

Large area graphene composite material

Large area graphene (lag) sheets can be embedded in a polymer-based material as a mechanical reinforcement or to otherwise enhance the properties of the polymer-based material. The lag sheets can be nanoperforated and/or functionalized to enhance interaction between the graphene and the polymer. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077558

Image-aided illumination assembly and method

An illumination assembly includes a laser for producing a laser beam of light and an optical fiber disposed adjacent the laser and extending between a beam receiving end for receiving the laser beam of light from the laser and a beam emitting end for emitting the laser beam of light therefrom. A beam splitter splits the laser beam into a target beam and a feedback beam and directs the target beam toward the targeted object. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150075667

Carbon macrotubes and methods for making the same

A method of manufacturing a carbon macrotube includes providing at least one layer of graphene and wrapping the at least one layer of graphene around a scaffold material to form a carbon macrotube is disclosed. In other words the carbon macrotube includes at least one layer of graphene having opposed lateral edges that are spirally wrapped around itself so as to form the macrotube.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150075242

Friction-stir extruders and friction-stir extrusion processes

A friction-stir mandrel includes a textured end portion integral with a body portion. The textured end portion is configured to friction-stir process a starting material forced across the textured end portion and through a die in a plasticized state to form a pipe. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072637

Frequency resolver

A frequency resolver and a method for using the resolver. The resolver includes an oscillator circuit, a mixer circuit, and a controller circuit. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150069187

Hosted instrument radiator system

An instrument mounting system for a geosynchronous host satellite provides independent heat rejection capability for a hosted instrument. The system may include an instrument mounting structure that is thermally coupled to a radiator component via heat pipes that may include one or both of rigid and flexible elements. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150066825

Simulated infrared material combination using neural network

Mipping systems and methods are disclosed. For example, a mipping system can include processing circuitry configured to receive combinations of a plurality of pixels n at a time, each pixel having material codes directed to respective materials of the pixels, where the material codes relate to infrared properties of the respective materials, and n is a positive integer greater than 1; and train an artificial neural network having a classification space by providing respective neurons for each unique combination of material codes, and condition the artificial neural network so that the respective neurons activate when presented with their unique of material code combinations in order to create a combined set of material code parameters for accurate rendering of the mipped pixels.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150056484

Methods for dendrite detection and devices for batteries and dendrite sensors

An electrical device is provided. The electrical device includes a pulse generator configured to generate a first pulse. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150056480

Methods for dendrite detection and batteries containing dendrite sensors

Formation of metallic dendrites within a battery can lead to catastrophic batten failure in some instances. Methods for monitoring for the presence of metallic dendrites within a battery can include measuring the electric field within the battery's separator material over a period of time. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054020

High-power electronic devices containing metal nanoparticle-based thermal interface materials and related methods

High-power electronic components generate significant amounts of heat that must be removed in the course of normal device operations. Certain types of electronic components, such as some monolithic microwave integrated circuits and leds, can contain materials that are difficult to effectively bond to a heat gink in order to establish a thermal interface between the two. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150053073

Multiple missile carriage and launch guidance module

A multiple missile carriage and launch guidance module comprising a plurality of missile launch rails that are each configured to carry and guide the launch of a missile and are carried on a common missile carriage wall in respective positions and orientations allowing for missile carriage and launch from the rails.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150052073

Inference of timestamp, location, and signature information using statistical signal processing of powerline data

Systems and methods for applying electric network frequency (enf) forensic techniques to determine characteristics associated with an audio and/or video recording such as when and where the recording was made. In one embodiment, a system that determines at least one of a time and a location associated with a recording includes an enf forensic database, an enf extraction processing module and a comparison processing module. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150047034

Composite analysis of executable content across enterprise network

Identification, characterization and attribution of executable content within and across an enterprise infrastructure (e.g., hosts, subnets, routers, etc.) to provide situational awareness for cyber security for purposes of supporting proactive defense and response. Copies of executable content collected at one or more locations within an infrastructure (e.g., hosts, network edges, etc.) may be passed to a central analysis server whereby various characteristics of the executable content may be extracted or gleaned from the copies such as author marks (e.g., directory names), tool marks (e.g., compiler settings), behaviors (e.g., function extraction), patterns (e.g., byte sequences), text, and/or the like. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046017

Method and system for remotely controlling a vehicle

A method for determining the physical location of a vehicle being guided with an onboard navigational positioning system capable of detecting and generating a positioning location vector for the vehicle. The method includes the steps of detecting and receiving a plurality of electromagnetic radiation signals. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043994

Plug insert

A plug insert comprising a shank configured to be removably received in a fastener hole in a panel in a position where an outer end of the plug insert is disposed adjacent an outer surface of the panel. A longitudinal cavity is disposed within the shank and a barrier is disposed on the plug insert to protect against damage and/or contamination.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043879

System and method for compensating for and using mode-profile distortions caused by bending optical fibers

An apparatus and method for compensating for mode-profile distortions caused by bending optical fibers having large mode areas. In various embodiments, the invention micro-structures the index of refraction in the core and surrounding areas of the inner cladding from the inner bend radius to the outer bend radius in a manner that compensates for the index changes that are otherwise induced in the index profile by the geometry and/or stresses to the fiber caused by the bending. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150040349

Composite live hinge

A hinged component includes first and second portions of material coupled together by a composite live hinge. The live hinge includes a layer of tensile fabric and a layer of elastomer interposed between the tensile fabric and the material of one or both of the coupled first and second portions. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150040062

Multi-monitor full screen mode in a windowing environment

Mechanisms for implementing a multi-monitor full screen mode in an application module are disclosed. An application module determines a number (n) of monitors that are coupled to a plurality of video ports of a device. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038888

System and method for supplementing circulation in a body

A system including a compressible element configured to compress a muscle in a limb of a user, a controller configured to control a sequence, rate or amount of compression of the compressible element, and a generator configured to move a working fluid to compress the compressible element as controlled by the controller. The sequence, rate or amount of compression of the compressible element is established to reduce an amount of effort expended by a heart of a user to move a volume of blood. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150030212

Systems and methods for applying commercial web search technologies to biometric matching and identification

A system and method are provided for implementing a scheme to apply commercial web search technologies to biometric matching and identification based on converting biometric identification data to one or more text strings. Collected biometric identification information regarding particular physical traits is converted to a form that facilitates application of commercial web search technologies to implement biometric matching and identification. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150028159

Side-by-side dual-launch arrangement with improved payload compatibility

A side-by-side dual-launch spacecraft arrangement is provided. The arrangement may include a dual-launch adaptor, a first spacecraft, and a second spacecraft. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150027545

Suppression of shock-induced airflow separation

An apparatus for suppressing shock-induced separation of high speed airflow from a relatively low-energy boundary layer. The apparatus may include an actuator or array of actuators configured to alternately inhale and exhale fluid and positioned to alternately inhale fluid from and exhale fluid into a boundary layer of a fluid mass flowing along the wall. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150027442

Respiratory gas monitoring

A device for monitoring gases present in a breathing mask. A gas sensing element carried by the breathing mask senses the partial pressure of a gas present in the breathing mask and outputs signals corresponding to the sensed gas partial pressure. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150024201

Cylindrical graphene nanoribbon on metal

Three-dimensional (3d) graphene nanoribbons and methods for fabricating 3d graphene nanoribbons that may readily function as solenoid windings and the like. In one embodiment, a method of fabricating a 3d graphene nanoribbon (100) may include coating a side surface (102a) of a 3d insert (102) with a metal (104) appropriate for graphene growth thereon. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150013348

System, apparatus and method for pulse tube cryocooler

A pulse tube cryocooler (ptc) includes an etched glass substrate bonded to a glass plate and defining one or multiple stages or layers. The ptc includes a plurality of channels etched into a surface of the substrate to define a heat exchanger, a pulse tube, a cold heat exchanger or cold head, a regenerator and an aftercooler. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150010119

Noise-based gain adjustment and amplitude estimation system

Methods and systems for amplitude estimation and gain adjustment using noise as a reference are described. An example receiver can include an antenna and a front end amplifier coupled to the antenna. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150008280

Launched air vehicle system

A launch canister for ejection from a submerged launch platform, the launch canister being adapted for ejection in a direction substantially along a first axis of the launch canister and comprising: an enclosure for carrying a uav; a nose cap releasably located in a launch opening at a forward end of the launch canister; a launch mechanism for driving a uav carried in the enclosure out of the launch canister through the launch opening in a direction substantially along said first axis; and a water surface sensor for detecting when the nose cap of the canister broaches the surface of the water; wherein the launch canister is configured to, on the water surface sensor detecting that the nose cap of the canister has broached the surface of the water, immediately release the nose cap and initiate the launch mechanism to drive a uav carried in the enclosure out of the launch canister through the launch opening.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002521

Externally directed gpu data

Mechanisms for externally directing graphics processing unit data are disclosed. A simulator module includes an external application interface that is configured to communicate with an external application that is independent of the simulator module. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation








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