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 new patent  Configurable smart sensor systems

A smart sensor system can include one or more configurable input and output channels, each configurable channel including one or more switches configured to activate the input and/or output and/or to select a type of input and/or output signal, at least one analog-to-digital converter and at least one digital-to-analog converter operatively connected to the one or more switches for the one or more configurable channels, and at least one controller configured to control the configurable channels.. . ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

 new patent  Single-wire transmission of sensor data

A hoist system includes a load attaching member a single conductor connecting the load attaching member to a hoist for raising and lowering the load attaching member and single conductor. A sensor is operatively connected to the load attaching member to sense a monitored parameter of the load attaching member. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Wireless data concentrator systems and methods

A computer implemented method includes transmitting a transmit command to a first data concentrator to send out a predetermined signal of predetermined characteristics according to a transmission setting, receiving a received signal from at least one second data concentrator, and determining if there are any signal transmission effects between the first data concentrator and the second data concentrator based on a comparison of the predetermined signal and the received signal.. . ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Remote data concentrator self-test

A remote data concentrator includes an enclosure with an interior divided into first and second compartments, a first transceiver, and a second transceiver. The first transceiver is seated within the first compartment and the second transceiver is seated within the second compartment. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Determining fluid density within a tank

Methods of determining fluid density within a tank, such as an aircraft tank are include installing one or more clusters of sensors each cluster comprising a plurality of sensors including at least one pressure sensor. A minimum of two pressure measurements are required for density estimation. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Wire release mechanism

A wire release mechanism includes two components with adjacent longitudinal fingers and a wire that is wound about the fingers. The wire restrains one of the components in one position and includes a higher resistance fuse that causes the wire to be loosened about the fingers to allow that component to move to another position due to the flow of electrical current through the fuse.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Data acquisition system for condition-based maintenance

Generally, a system and method consistent with the present disclosure may provide a relatively low cost, relatively robust data acquisition and analysis system useful for condition-based maintenance. The system may be useful for condition-based maintenance in industrial applications, e.g., of equipment and/or machinery. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Automatic addressing of networked nodes

A network and method for addressing the network includes a host controller, a communication bus connected to the host controller, and a plurality of nodes connected to the communication bus. Each of the plurality of nodes includes a node controller, a communication input, and a communication output. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Automatic addressing of networked nodes

A network and method of addressing a network includes a host computer, a communication bus connected to the host computer, and a plurality of nodes connected to the communication bus. Each of the plurality of nodes includes a node controller, a timer, a communication input connected to the communication bus and a communication output connected to the communication bus. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Automated structural interrogation of aircraft components

A structural health monitoring system and method includes a plurality of sensors configured to collect sensed data, a first structural component, and a controller configured to receive the sensed data and detect a first condition based upon the sensed data. The controller is further configured to initiate a first structural interrogation of the first structural component upon detection of the condition.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Selective bypassing of daisy-chained network devices

Apparatus and associated methods relate to selectively bypassing a daisy-chained network device based on a timing of a series of reset signals. The daisy-chained network device is bypassed if an elapsed time from a last of the reset signals of the series is longer than a predetermined time period. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Finding missing wireless nodes

A method for finding missing wireless nodes includes creating a repeating schedule of communication between a data concentrator and one or more nodes such that the data concentrator attempts to communicate with each of the one or more nodes at a discrete time slot for each node. The schedule of communication further includes at least one dead time slot such that the data concentrator does not attempt to communicate with any of the one or more nodes. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Fault source parameter identification

A first air data value is generated based on a first set of parameters. A second set of parameters that does not include any of the first set of parameters is processed through an artificial intelligence network to generate a second air data value. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

Physical component predicted remaining useful life

In one example, a method includes generating a set of predicted load values for at least one physical component, each predicted load value corresponding uniquely to one of an ordered sequence of index values. The method further includes determining a set of predicted wear indicator values corresponding to the at least one physical component. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

10/05/17 / #20170283084

Sensor data processing for condition monitoring systems

A sensor system and method includes first and second sensing elements, a digital sensors, a host computer and a digital bus. The first sensing element is configured to collect first sensor data and the second sensing element is configured to collect second sensor data. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277154

Reconfigurable control of digital sensors

A sensor system includes a host computer, a digital sensor and a digital bus. The digital sensor includes a reconfigurable circuit and a sensing element. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272157

Optically interfaced remote data concentrator

A remote data concentrator includes a front end interface, a plurality of back end interfaces and a control circuit. The front end interface is configured to receive optical energy as input and provide optical data as output to an optical link. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272024

Motor drive, harness, and motor fault detection for a multi-channel electric brake actuator controller

A system and a method of detecting and isolating a fault in an electric motor system are provided. The method includes detecting, at a motor drive electronics (mde) component that is configured to drive an electric motor through a harnessing, the fault in the electric motor system, applying a voltage and current, at the mde component, according to a gate switching sequence for all phases of the electric motor system in response to detecting the fault, sensing voltage and current values in the mde component between switches of an inverter of the mde component, and isolating the fault within the electric motor system based on the sensed voltage and current values.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269118

Rotational frequency estimation from sensed vibrations based on a supervised learning method

Apparatus and associated methods relate to generating a frequency spectrum weighting function for use in estimating a rotational frequency of the rotating member. The estimation of the rotational frequency is based on vibrations sensed by an accelerometer remotely located from a rotating member. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269018

Optically interfaced fuel characteristic sensor

A sensor assembly includes a capacitive probe, a resistive element, an electronic circuit and an optical interface. A capacitance of the capacitive probe and a resistance of the resistive element are indicative of characteristics of an environment. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268974

Optically interfaced fluid density sensor

Apparatus and associated methods relate to suppressing electrical arcing within a fuel tank in which a fuel density sensor is located by isolating electronic components of the fuel density sensor within a cavity surrounded by a dielectric housing. The dielectric housing physically isolates the sensor electronics from fuel in the fuel tank via a fuel barrier. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267225

Force feedback fault detection and accommodation for a multi-channel electric brake actuator controller

A method for fault detection and accommodation for a controller and actuator system is provided. The method includes receiving, from a controller, a flag at an actuator in response to an excitation voltage and current falling below a threshold value, engaging a sensor in the actuator in response to receiving the flag, receiving, using the sensor a first load cell signal and a second load cell signal in response to the sensor being engaged, determining how actuator is operating brake based on the received flag, first load cell signal, and second load cell signal, adjusting a state of the actuator based on the determination, and reporting the state of the actuator by transmitting a report signal to the controller.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261406

Physical component fault diagnostics

In one example, a method includes measuring sensor data of at least one physical component having a known operational status. The method further includes generating a plurality of data points from the measured sensor data, each of the plurality of data points representing a measured occurrence of a feature of the measured sensor data. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230635

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include illuminating an interior of a fuel tank with one or more light pulses, and receiving reflected returns of the one or more light pulses at a light sensor array. The method can further include producing, by a processing device, three-dimensional image data of the interior of the fuel tank based on the received reflected returns, producing, by the processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the three-dimensional image data, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228883

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include generating image data of an interior of a fuel tank disposed within a wing of an aircraft, and determining, by a processing device, an amount of wing bending of the wing of the aircraft based on the generated image data of the interior of the fuel tank. The method can further include producing, by the processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the amount of wing bending of the wing of the aircraft, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228881

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include generating reference image data representing a field of view of an interior of a fuel tank, and generating active image data representing the field of view of the interior of the fuel tank when the fuel tank contains fuel. The method can further include producing, by a processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the reference image data and the active image data, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227457

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include emitting, from a light source, directional light through fuel contained in a fuel tank, and determining a refraction angle of the directional light after the directional light passes through an interface with the fuel. The method can further include determining, by a processing device, an index of refraction of the fuel based on the determined refraction angle, and determining, by the processing device, a density of the fuel based on the determined index of refraction of the fuel.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227454

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include transmitting, from a light source, light through a fuel tank ullage, and determining, by a processing device, an amount of absorption of at least one wavelength of the transmitted light. The method can further include determining, by the processing device based on the amount of absorption of the at least one wavelength of the transmitted light, a chemical composition of the fuel tank ullage.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205439

Speed estimation systems

A method for estimating rotational speed of a system includes receiving vibrational data from a sensor, estimating a speed from the vibrational data to create estimated speed data, and filtering the estimated speed data through an adaptively weighted filter to minimize incorrect speed estimation.. . ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205275

Vibration monitoring systems

A method for determining an operational condition of a vibratory system, comprising receiving vibration signals from one or more sensors associated with the vibratory system preprocessing the vibration signals to remove known noise to create a preprocessed signal, processing the preprocessed signal in both a time domain and a frequency domain to create time domain data and frequency domain data, respectively, and fusing the time domain data and the frequency domain data to determine the existence of abnormal operations.. . ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195919

Channel management in wireless networks

A channel management method includes determining utilization of a primary wireless channel, determining utilization of one or more secondary wireless channels, and comparing utilization of the primary wireless channel with utilization of the each of the one or more secondary wireless channels. If utilization of a secondary wireless channel of the one or more secondary wireless channels is lower than the utilization of the primary channel, data communication between a data concentrator and a remote wireless node is routed from the primary channel to the secondary channel.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176235

Systems and methods for liquid level detection

A liquid level detection system for determining a liquid level includes a level sensor configured to be at least partially disposed in a liquid storage vessel and exposed to liquid. A first optoelectronic interface is operatively connected to the level sensor for providing power thereto. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

05/18/17 / #20170138354

Rotational actuators

An actuator includes a drum defining a longitudinal axis and having axially opposed first and second end portions that are rotatable relative to one another about the longitudinal axis. A shape memory element is wrapped around the drum and extends from the first end portion of the drum to the second end portion of the drum to actuate relative rotation of the first and second end portions of the drum about the longitudinal axis by activation of the shape memory element.. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134234

Data compression of a sequence of binary data

Apparatus and associated methods relate to compressing a sequence of binary data by encoding difference values between adjacent data in the sequence. For each datum in the sequence, the difference value may be determined by comparing the datum with an immediately preceding datum. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075552

Highly flexible, user friendly widgets for health and usage management systems

The disclosure herein relates to generating a widget within a health and usage management system according to a widget management logic. The widget management logic includes generating a complex filter based on filter types and values is generated to manipulate data of the health and usage management system. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063274

Power limiting for motor current controllers

A motor controller a pulse-width modulation (pwm) circuit, a power limit circuit, and an inverter. The pwm circuit is configured to output initial count outputs based on a current command. ... Simmonds Precision Products Inc








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