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Wake test instrumentation

A wake test instrumentation and more particularly, systems and methods for determining wake velocities and directions are provided. The wake test instrument includes a linkage system mounted to a base and a pole pivotally mounted to the linkage system and which comprises a hydrofoil system. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Ship-based waterborne vehicle launch, recovery, and handling system

A launch, recovery, and handling system includes a track system arranged on a deck of a ship and a stern door of the ship. The launch, recovery, and handling system also includes an aft cradle and a forward cradle that are connected to the track system and moveable in first and second directions along the track system. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Tilted scan line imaging system

Image scanning systems which scan images of objects as they are transported along a conveying system and methods of such scanning are provided. The optical system includes a conveying system, and optical elements positioned at least one of above, below and to a side of the conveying system such that a scan line is tilted with respect to an imaging surface of the conveyed object.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Gravity gradiometer system with spherical air bearing based platform

A non-contacting spherical air bearing-based stable platform for use by a gravity gradiometer instrument (ggi) is provided by attaching a spherical ball-shaped bearing to a rotational stage of the ggi and integrating a concave spherical cup in the linear stage and mounting base assembly of the ggi which is fixedly attached to a host vehicle or platform. The spherical cup supports the spherical ball-shaped bearing on a thin cushion of air provided by a source of compressed air or gas at the concave surface of the spherical cup. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Evaporator having a fluid distribution sub-assembly

An evaporator comprises a plurality of thermal elements disposed in a shell interior of an evaporator shell. A primary supply line configured to carry a working fluid is disposed in the shell interior. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Methods and systems for maximizing read performance of error detection code

Systems and methods for maximizing read performance of error detection code are provided. More particularly, systems and methods for maximizing read performance of reed solomon based code are provided.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

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

Deployment mechanism

A deployment or hinge mechanism and, more particularly, a compact unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) wing deployment mechanism is provided. The deployment mechanism includes a hinged mechanism that stows in a stacked configuration and deploys in a level configuration.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

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

Method and system for non-contact optical-power measurement

The present invention provides methods and systems for measuring optical power that require neither alterations to the optical fiber nor physical contact with the optical fiber, the system including an optical fiber configured to propagate an optical signal, wherein the optical fiber includes a core and at least a first cladding layer, wherein a portion of the optical signal scatters out of the optical fiber along a length of the optical fiber to form scattered fiber light; a detector system configured to receive the scattered fiber light along the length of the optical fiber and to output a detection signal based on the received scattered fiber light; and a processor configured to receive the detection signal and to determine a power value of the optical signal based on the received detection signal.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Anode battery materials and methods of making the same

In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods of preparing porous silicon films and particles by: (1) etching a silicon material by exposure of the silicon material to a constant current density in a solution (e.g., hydrofluoric acid solution) to produce a porous silicon film over a substrate; and (2) separating the porous silicon film from the substrate by gradually increasing the electric current density in sequential increments. The methods of the present invention may also include a step of associating the porous silicon film with a binding material, such as polyacrylonitrile (pan). ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

In-process monitoring of powder bed additive manufacturing

A powder bed sensing system and method is provided. A defect detection eddy current sensor array is configured to be movably coupled with respect to a powder bed, and generate a first plurality of sensor signals while moving over a workpiece in the powder bed. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Two-dimensional materials and uses thereof

Various systems and methods relating to two-dimensional materials such as graphene. A membrane include a cross-linked graphene platelet polymer that includes a plurality of cross-linked graphene platelets. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

Fine line 3d non-planar conforming circuit

A method of producing a non-planar conforming circuit on a non-planar surface includes creating a first set of conforming layers. The first set of conforming layers is created by applying an oxide dielectric layer to the surface, applying a conductive material layer to the oxide dielectric layer, applying a resist layer to the conductive material layer, patterning the resist layer according to a desired circuit layout, etching the surface to remove exposed conductive material, and stripping the resist layer. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334591

Space active optical cable

A space active optical cable (saoc) includes a cable including one or more optical fibers, and two or more electrical transceivers on opposing ends of the cable and interconnected by the cable. Each of the electrical transceivers includes an enclosure that encloses one or more light sources, one or more light detectors, and control electronics. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334510

Two-color signature simulation using mid-infrared test source semiconductor lasers

In some embodiments, the present invention provides an apparatus and process that includes control electronics that generate an electronic control signal; and a plurality of optically or electrically pumped semiconductor lasers, quantum-cascade lasers, optical parametric generators, or optical parametric oscillators, operatively coupled to the control electronics, that output an optical signal having a plurality of wavelengths, each wavelength having an output intensity that each of which is varied over time to simulate a combustion signature of a weapon. In some embodiments, the optical signal includes at least two different infrared wavelengths that are varied differently with time.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321798

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

11/03/16 / #20160319135

Ultra high temperature environmental protection coating

An environmental protective coating (“epc”) for protecting a surface subjected to high temperature environments of more than 3000 degree f. The coating includes a dense platelet lamellar microstructure with a self-sealing, compliant binder material for holding the platelets together. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160315328

High surface area flow battery electrodes

A flow cell battery includes at least one anode compartment and at least one cathode compartment, with a separator membrane disposed between each anode compartment and each cathode compartment. Each anode compartment and cathode compartment includes a bipolar plate, a fluid electrolyte, and at least a carbon nanomaterial on the surface of the bipolar plate, wherein the fluid electrolyte flows around the carbon nanomaterial.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314097

Method and apparatus for sensor fusion

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for sensor fusion. The method includes receiving, by a processor, track reports of at least a first sensor and a second sensor for sensor fusion, selecting a best track from at least the first sensor and the second sensor to reduce track error, determining a fused track that combines at least the first sensor and the second sensor and selecting one of the fused track and the best track as a system track of sensor fusion to minimize a system error.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160312336

Scalable processes for forming tin nanoparticles, compositions containing tin nanoparticles, and applications utilizing same

Tin nanoparticles and compositions derived therefrom can be used in a number of different applications. Methods for making tin nanoparticles can include combining a tin (ii) salt and a metal salt in a solvent, the metal salt being soluble in the solvent and reducible by the tin (ii) salt; reducing the metal salt with a first portion of the tin (ii) salt to produce a tin (iv) salt and insoluble nanoparticle seeds formed from the metal salt; and reacting the tin (iv) salt, a second portion of the tin (ii) salt, or any combination thereof with a reducing agent to form tin nanoparticles having a nucleus formed from a nanoparticle seed.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308498

Apparatus and method for self bias in gallium nitride (gan) amplifiers

A wide bandgap voltage reference circuit generates a temperature stable negative bias reference voltage for use in wide bandgap circuits. The reference circuit uses field effect transistor (fet) based source feedback. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308235

Flow battery balancing cells having a bipolar membrane and methods for use thereof

Parasitic reactions, such as production of hydrogen and oxidation by oxygen, can occur under the operating conditions of flow batteries and other electrochemical systems. Such parasitic reactions can undesirably impact operating performance by altering the ph and/or state of charge of one or both electrolyte solutions in a flow battery. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308234

Flow battery balancing cells having a bipolar membrane for simultaneous modification of a negative electrolyte solution and a positive electrolyte solution

Parasitic reactions, such as production of hydrogen and oxidation by oxygen, can occur under the operating conditions of flow batteries and other electrochemical systems. Such parasitic reactions can undesirably impact operating performance by altering the ph and/or state of charge of one or both electrolyte solutions in a flow battery. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160308224

Mitigation of parasitic reactions within flow batteries

Productive electrochemical reactions can often occur most effectively in proximity to a separator dividing an electrochemical cell into two half-cells. Parasitic reactions can often occur at locations more removed from the separator. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301405

Gate pulsing gate ladder

A gate pulsing gate ladder circuit includes a series connected resistor ladder with bond pads connected to the resistor ladder between adjacent resistors. An electrical node is positioned between a first and second resistor of the resistor ladder. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160298941

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. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160298940

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 one vehicle in the network can transmit target information and/or scan information to one or more other vehicles or to a non-vehicle remote location in the network.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293991

Method and apparatus for measuring transient state-of-charge using inlet/outlet potentials

The present invention relates to redox flow batteries and methods and apparatuses for monitoring the compositions of the electrolytes therein. In particular, the present invention relates to methods and configurations for monitoring the state-of-charge of an electrolyte stream of a flow cell or flow battery.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293935

Combined electrochemical and chemical etching processes for generation of porous silicon particulates

Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of preparing porous silicon particulates by: (a) electrochemically etching a silicon substrate, where electrochemical etching comprises exposure of the silicon substrate to an electric current density, and where electrochemical etching produces a porous silicon film over the silicon substrate; (b) separating the porous silicon film from the silicon substrate, where the separating comprises a gradual increase of the electric current density in sequential increments; (c) repeating steps (a) and (b) a plurality of times; (d) electrochemically etching the silicon substrate in accordance with step (a) to produce a porous silicon film over the silicon substrate; (e) chemically etching the porous silicon film and the silicon substrate; and (f) splitting the porous silicon film and the silicon substrate to form porous silicon particulates. Further embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to the formed porous silicon particulates and anode materials that contain them.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283775

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

09/29/16 / #20160280398

Ergonomic device for suspending aircraft flight control apparatuses

In one embodiment, a device includes a spine, a first support coupled to a first end of the spine, a second support coupled to a second end of the spine, and a plurality of fixtures coupled to the spine. The plurality of fixtures are configured to couple an aircraft flight control apparatus to the spine.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279749

Method of manufacturing a low density underwater accelerometer

A method of manufacturing a low density accelerometer comprises the steps of: providing a rigid hollow housing having an upper member and a lower member and forming a groove circumferentially along an inner surface of the rigid hollow housing about a location where the upper member is configured to meet the lower member; providing a sensor assembly including a sensing element affixed to a solid proof mass; disposing the sensor assembly in the lower member of the rigid hollow housing, such that an outer edge of the sensing element engages and is in physical contact with the groove defined in the inner surface of the rigid hollow housing; and placing the upper member of the rigid hollow housing over the lower member of the rigid hollow housing, to enclose the sensor assembly within the rigid hollow housing, wherein the sensor assembly is in physical contact with the rigid hollow housing at the groove.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160278241

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

09/22/16 / #20160278240

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

09/22/16 / #20160276697

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

09/22/16 / #20160276696

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

09/22/16 / #20160276695

Aqueous redox flow batteries featuring improved cell design characteristics

Provided are compositions having the formula mnti(l1)(l2)(l3) wherein l1 is a catecholate, and l2 and l3 are each independently selected from catecholates, ascorbate, citrate, glycolates, a polyol, gluconate, glycinate, hydroxyalkanoates, acetate, formate, benzoates, malate, maleate, phthalates, sarcosinate, salicylate, oxalate, a urea, polyamine, aminophenolates, acetylacetone or lactate; each m is independently na, li, or k; n is 0 or an integer from 1-6. Also provided are energy storage systems.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276694

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

09/22/16 / #20160276693

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

09/22/16 / #20160276692

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

09/22/16 / #20160276686

Electrochemical energy storage systems and methods featuring optimal membrane systems

This invention is directed to aqueous redox flow batteries comprising ionically charged redox active materials and separators, wherein the separator is about 100 microns or less and the flow battery is capable of (a) operating with a current efficiency of at least 85% with a current density of at least about 100 ma/cm2; (b) operating with a round trip voltage efficiency of at least 60% with a current density of at least about 100 ma/cm2; and/or (c) giving rise to diffusion rates through the separator for the first active material, the second active material, or both, of about 1×10−7 mol/cm2-sec or less.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160272659

Preparation of titanium catecholate complexes in aqueous solution using titanium tetrachloride or titanium oxychloride

Titanium coordination complexes, particularly titanium catecholate complexes, can be attractive active materials for use in flow batteries. However, such coordination complexes can be difficult to prepare from inexpensive starting materials, particularly in aqueous solutions. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160268623

Aqueous redox flow batteries featuring improved cell design characteristics

Provided are compositions having the formula mnti(l1)(l2)(l3) wherein l1 is a catecholate, and l2 and l3 are each independently selected from catecholates, ascorbate, citrate, glycolates, a polyol, gluconate, glycinate, hydroxyalkanoates, acetate, formate, benzoates, malate, maleate, phthalates, sarcosinate, salicylate, oxalate, a urea, polyamine, aminophenolates, acetylacetone or lactate; each m is independently na, li, or k; n is 0 or an integer from 1-6. Also provided are energy storage systems.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160265858

Heat spreaders fabricated from metal nanoparticles

Heat spreaders can help promote heat distribution at the surface of a heat sink. However, overly isotropic or anisotropic heat conduction through heat spreaders can limit their effectiveness. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160264603

Aqueous redox flow batteries featuring improved cell design characteristics

Provided are compositions having the formula mnti(l1)(l2)(l3) wherein l1 is a catecholate, and l2 and l3 are each independently selected from catecholates, ascorbate, citrate, glycolates, a polyol, gluconate, glycinate, hydroxyalkanoates, acetate, formate, benzoates, malate, maleate, phthalates, sarcosinate, salicylate, oxalate, a urea, polyamine, aminophenolates, acetylacetone or lactate; each m is independently na, li, or k; n is 0 or an integer from 1-6. Also provided are energy storage systems.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160262262

Metal-free monolithic epitaxial graphene-on-diamond pwb with optical waveguide

According to some embodiments, an apparatus includes a circuit board made of polycrystalline diamond. The circuit board is formed by thermolysis of layers of a preceramic polymer. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260544

Flexible dielectric structure and method of making same

A flexible dielectric structure includes alternating polymer layers having a high density of nanoparticles and polymer layers having a low density of nanoparticles. The nanoparticles may be conductors or dielectrics, and may include metals, ceramics and carbon nanoparticles. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259169

Wearable display system

A wearable display system has a first lens sub-assembly defining a first optical path and a second lens sub-assembly defining a second optical path. The first and second lens sub-assemblies are disposed in a frame in respective first and second lens-holding sub-assemblies. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254562

Methods for determining state of charge and calibrating reference electrodes in a redox flow battery

The invention concerns methods of determining the state of charge of a half-cell within a redox flow battery, the method comprising: (i) measuring the rate of change in equilibrium half-cell reduction potential of the electrolyte as charge is passed into the electrolyte solution within the cell; and (ii) correlating said rate of change in equilibrium half-cell reduction potential with the state of charge of said half-cell. Other aspects of the invention concern balancing the state of charge of a flow battery and methods of calibrating an oxidation/reduction probe.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248609

Electro-absorption modulator adaptive equalizer systems and methods

A system and method for adaptive equalization in a communication system. The system can include a modulator, a processor coupled to the modulator, and a memory coupled to the processor. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248109

Driven electrochemical cell for electrolyte state of charge balance in energy storage devices

The invention concerns redox flow batteries comprising one or more electrochemical cells in fluid contact with an electrochemical balancing cell, the balancing cell comprising: (i) a first electrode comprising a gas diffusion electrode and the first electrode comprising a hydrogen oxidation catalyst, wherein the first electrode being maintained at a potential more positive than the thermodynamic potential for hydrogen evolution; (ii) a second electrode, the second electrode contacting negative electrolyte, and the second electrode being maintained at a potential sufficiently negative to reduce the negative electrolyte; (iii) a membrane dis posed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the membrane suitable to allow hydrogen cations to flow from the membrane to the negative electrolyte; and (iv) a means for contacting hydrogen with the first electrode.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160245557

Systems and methods for adaptively controlling a thermoelectric cooler

A system, method, and device for efficiently maintaining a stable operational temperature for precise operation of a laser. The system can include an ambient temperature sensor, a cooler controller adapted to control a cooler having an adjustable setpoint, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160245258

Turbine with yaw brake mechanism having a rotor lock and a corresponding receptacle

A yaw brake mechanism is described for maintaining a yawing structure, such as a nacelle of a fluid turbine, at a desired orientation or azimuthal heading about a reference or yaw axis. The yaw brake mechanism uses one or more rotor locks and one or more receptacles that cooperate with one another to achieve the locking function. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160240868

Bipolar plate design with non-conductive picture frame

The present inventions are directed to fluid flow assemblies, and systems incorporating such assemblies, each assembly comprising a conductive element disposed within a non-conductive element; the non-conductive element being characterized as framing the conductive central element and the elements together defining a substantially planar surface when engaged with one another; each of the conductive and non-conductive elements comprising channels which, when taken together, form a flow pattern on the substantially planar surface; and wherein the channels are restricted, terminated, or both restricted and terminated in the non-conductive element.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233531

Electrolyte balancing strategies for flow batteries

The present invention is directed to a redox flow battery comprising at least one electrochemical cell in fluid communication with a balancing cell, said balancing cell comprising: a first and second half-cell chamber, wherein the first half-cell chamber comprises a first electrode in contact with a first aqueous electrolyte of the redox flow battery; and wherein the second half-cell chamber comprises a second electrode in contact with a second aqueous electrolyte, said second electrode comprising a catalyst for the generation of o2.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231394

Apparatus and method for estimating absolute axes' orientations for a magnetic detection system

A system for determining an orientation of a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material is disclosed. The system includes the nv diamond material having a plurality of nv centers, a magnetic field generator that generates a magnetic field, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source that provides rf excitation, an optical excitation source that provides optical excitation, an optical detector that receives an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, and a controller. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223822

System, method and computer program product for real-time alignment of an augmented reality device

A system including a structure attachable to a surface in a real world environment, the structure establishing a known location and orientation of the structure, a docking element, as part of the structure, to secure an augmented reality device in a stationary position for alignment of the augmented reality device with the real world environment and with a parallel virtual environment, and a processor operable to perform the alignment by resetting the inertial navigation system of the augmented reality device to the known location when docked in the docking element and aligning the location and orientation of the virtual representation of the augmented reality device in the parallel virtual environment so that the parallel virtual environment in the augmented reality device overlaps the real world environment. A method and computer software produce are also disclosed.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223621

Apparatus and method for recovery of three dimensional magnetic field from a magnetic detection system

A system for magnetic detection of an external magnetic field is disclosed. The system includes a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material comprising a plurality of nv centers, a magnetic field generator that generates a magnetic field, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source that provides rf excitation, an optical excitation source that provides optical excitation, an optical detector that receives an optical signal emitted by the nv diamond material, and a controller. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160221825

Quantum otto engine

Systems and methods for operating a quantum otto cycle, including a superconducting lc resonator circuit electrically coupled to an input control unit with a reservoir source and a waveform generator configured to generate a bias current. A superconducting flux qubit is coupled to the lc resonator via a superconducting quantum interference device (“squid”). ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160218477

Optical gain fiber having fiber segments with different-sized cores and associated method

Apparatus and method for amplifying laser signals using segments of fibers of differing core diameters and/or differing cladding diameters to suppress amplified spontaneous emission and non-linear effects such as four-wave mixing (fwm), self-phase modulation, and stimulated brillouin and/or raman scattering (sbs/srs). In some embodiments, different core sizes have different sideband spacings (spacing between the desired signal and wavelength-shifted lobes). ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216341

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

07/28/16 / #20160216340

Apparatus and method for high sensitivity magnetometry measurement and signal processing in a magnetic detection system

A system for magnetic detection may include a nitrogen vacancy (nv) diamond material, a radio frequency (rf) excitation source, an optical excitation source, an optical detector, a magnetic field generator, and a controller. The controller may control the excitation sources to apply a first pulse sequence. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216304

Rapid high-resolution magnetic field measurements for power line inspection

Methods and configurations are disclosed for dnv application in rapid and cost-effective inspection of power transmission and power distribution lines.. . ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214714

In-situ power charging

A device includes a propulsion unit configured to move the device and a steering unit configured to control the direction of the device. The device also includes a power unit configured to provide power to the propulsion unit and a charging unit configured to use an electric field to provide electrical power to the power unit. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214272

3-d diamond printing using a pre-ceramic polymer with a nanoparticle filler

According to some embodiments, a method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211539

Solid buffer materials for electrolyte solutions and flow batteries utilizing same

Electrolyte solutions for flow batteries and other electrochemical systems can contain a dissolved iron hexacyanide complex as an active material. Alkaline buffering can be desirable in such electrolyte solutions to promote stability of the active material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160204564

System and method for high-power, pulsed ring fiber oscillator

A ring laser includes a large-core rare-earth-doped fiber ring-connected with a free-space path having an electro-optic switch, output coupler, and intracavity band-pass filter to enforce lasing operation in narrow wavelength range. In some cavity-dumped modes, the laser is configured in a similar manner, except that an output coupler is omitted since the optical power is extracted from the laser cavity by the electro-optic switch itself. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202001

Method of friction stir welding a tube to an element using a tubular anvil; structure manufactured by this method

A process that uses friction stir welding to connect a tube, for example a thin gauge tube having a wall thickness of about 2.54 mm (0.100 inch) or less, to another element, such as a tube sheet of a heat exchanger. The process employs a tubular anvil that is installed into the end of the tube and which, in one embodiment, can provide material during the friction stir welding process. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160201183

Articles having an exposed surface coating formed from copper nanoparticles

Various touch surfaces can lead to the spread of many types of secondary infections. Although copper has some capacity for conveying antiseptic properties, it can be problematic to form a copper-containing surface upon an article that does not otherwise contain copper. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160200409

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

06/16/16 / #20160167805

Uav launch and recovery

A uav support vehicle carries a uav support apparatus for launching and/or recovering a uav while the uav support vehicle is moving. The uav support apparatus releases the uav during launch and receives the uav during recovery. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164756

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

06/09/16 / #20160164287

Bi-directional communications on an electrical secondary networked distribution system

Mechanisms for bi-directional communications on an electrical secondary networked distribution system are disclosed. A first edge node control device (encd) receives, via an off-grid communications interface, a message. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160164125

Electrochemical systems incorporating in situ spectroscopic determination of state of charge and methods directed to the same

State of charge determination within electrochemical systems, such as flow batteries, can often be difficult to measure, particularly in an in situ manner. Methods for assaying the condition of an electrochemical system can include: interacting electromagnetic radiation with a first electrolyte solution at a location within the electrochemical system, the electromagnetic radiation being delivered through an optical material configured to exhibit attenuated total reflectance at an interface between the optical material and the first electrolyte solution; receiving at a detector electromagnetic radiation that has interacted with the first electrolyte solution via one or more attenuated total reflectances within the optical material; and measuring an absorbance of at least one of an oxidized form or a reduced form of a first coordination compound within the first electrolyte solution via the electromagnetic radiation that is received at the detector.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155711

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

06/02/16 / #20160155008

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

06/02/16 / #20160153756

Variable thickness hollow conformal nose cone

The embodiments relate to a conformal, sometimes referred to as aerodynamic, nose cone, and in particular to a hollow conformal nose cone that is transparent to electromagnetic radiation of a predetermined wavelength, or wavelengths, and that comprises a variable thickness such that the electromagnetic radiation received on an outer surface of the nose cone forms a predetermined beam pattern within the nose cone. Also disclosed are mechanisms for generating such hollow conformal nose cones.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160146904

Micro-dnv device

. . A method for providing a miniature vector magnetometer includes embedding a micron-sized diamond nitrogen-vacancy (dnv) crystal into a bonding material. The bonding material including the embedded micron-sized dnv crystal is cured to form a micro-dnv sensor. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160138736

Additive manufacturing of pipes

Additive manufacturing of a pipe is disclosed. A lowering mechanism is configured to be coupled with respect to a platform and to lower a pipe through an opening in the platform. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160128185

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

05/05/16 / #20160126913

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 raid amplifier coupled to the antenna. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117538

Systems and methods for detecting and decoding barcodes with bar dilation

Systems and methods for detecting and decoding 4-state barcodes with extreme bar dilation are disclosed. The method is implemented in a computing device and includes: separating an extracted image of a barcode into a top half and a bottom half; estimating bar positions and then sampling heights of the top and bottom images at each position; using adjacent bar height differences to determine the top and bottom of the tracker portion for each bar position; removing the tracker contribution to the top and bottom heights at each bar position; sending the resulting sequence of bars with ascender and descender information to a decoder for decoding processes.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099535

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

04/07/16 / #20160098588

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

03/31/16 / #20160093230

Domeless simulator

A domeless simulator is disclosed. The simulator includes a head-mounted display device having a field-of-view (fov) and a cockpit control surface. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088242

Reconfigurable phase change material masks for electro-optical compressive sensing

An optical system that includes a reconfigurable phase-change material (pcm) layer that includes a plurality of individually controllable pixel areas. Each individually controllable pixel area is variable between a first refractive index and a second refractive index. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086366

Social identity models for automated entity interactions

One or more social interactive goals for an automated entity such as an avatar may be determined during a social interaction between the automated entity and a selected entity such as a human. Identity attributes of identity images from an identity model of the automated entity may be used to determine a set of behavioral actions the automated entity is to take for the determined goals. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160084199

Jet exhaust noise reduction

Reducing jet noise by weakening mach cones in a jet exhaust gas streamtube. The mach cones are weakened by modifying exhaust gas flow in a longitudinal axial core of the exhaust gas streamtube.. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074815

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 layers of perforated graphene and one or more layers of another membrane material. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070879

Method and apparatus for disease detection

Aspects of the disclosure provide a system for disease detection. The system includes an interface circuit, a memory circuit, and a disease detection circuitry. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160067776

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

03/10/16 / #20160067390

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

03/03/16 / #20160065400

Adaptive linearizer

An adaptive linearizer system includes an adaptive linearizer circuit that is configured to pre-distort an input signal based on one or more control signals to generate a pre-distorted signal, and a non-linear high-power amplifier (hpa) having non-linear characteristics that is coupled to the adaptive linearizer circuit. The nonlinear hpa amplifies the pre-distorted signal. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160059268

Escort based sorting system for mail sorting centers

An escort-based sorting (ebs) mail sorting and distribution center system configured and controlled for optimum mail flow and dispatch, minimal sorting center space usage, and elimination of peripheral storage and retrieval equipment. A plurality of input stations each include a mechanism for loading mailpieces and obtaining mailpiece data. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160058932

Hemodialysis and hemofiltration membranes based upon a two-dimensional membrane material and methods employing same

Perforated graphene and other perforated two-dimensional materials can be used in hemodialysis membranes and blood filtration membranes for selective removal of components from blood in vivo and ex vivo. The membranes are useful in hemodialysis and hemofiltration techniques to provide improved patient care. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160056881

Multi-stage linearizer

A high-linearity linearizer system includes a multi-stage linearizer circuit formed by cascading multiple linearizer circuits. The multi-stage linearizer circuit is configured to pre-distort an input signal to generate a pre-distorted signal. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160055421

Heuristic graph embedding methods for adiabatic quantum computation optimization

Methods are provided for implementing schemes for embedding a particular optimization problem into a particular hardware solution employing unique graph embedding techniques. The disclosed methods implement an adiabatic quantum optimization in a quantum computing device or a quantum processor. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054097

Payload launcher and autonomous underwater vehicle

A payload launch system is described that provides one launch solution suitable for multiple applications. A payload, such as a uav, is launched from a sealed launch tube using compressed gas or other energy source. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160046795

Gas barrier material with atomic sheet

A gas barrier material includes an atomic sheet, such as graphene and/or an analog of graphene. The gas barrier material can be arranged as part of a component, such as a container or other vessel, to limit the flow or permeation of gas through the component. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041300

System and method for gravimetry without use of an inertial reference

A gravimeter for measuring the gravitational field of the earth without an inertial reference comprises accelerometer pairs disposed on a platform where the sensitive axis of each accelerometer is arranged on the platform to measure plumb gravity. At least one accelerometer pair is spatially configured to define a baseline therebetween. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026845

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

01/21/16 / #20160016597

Automated real-time positive train control track database validation

Methods and systems are described that can be used to verify a track database of a train management system, for example that the track database has not been corrupted, built with critical errors, or is not being used properly by the software application. In one embodiment, radio frequency identification (rfid) tags are mounted on the trackside features contained in the track database. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160011341

Fresnel lens with reduced draft facet visibility

A curved fresnel lens is provided. The fresnel lens includes a grooved surface and a smooth surface. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160010999

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

01/14/16 / #20160009049

Nanoporous membranes and methods for making the same

A method for making a nanoporous membrane is disclosed. The method provides a composite film comprising a two-dimensional material layer and a polymer layer, and then bombarding the composite film with energetic particles to form a plurality of pores through at least the two-dimensional material layer. ... Lockheed Martin Corporation








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