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Detection Of Presence Of Chemical Precursors
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Detection Of Presence Of Chemical Precursors

These needs are met by this invention, which provide easy stem and associated method for detecting one or more chemical precursors (components) of a multi-component explosive compound. Different carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are loaded (by doping, impregnation, coating, or other functionalization process...
Hovercraft Landing System
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Hovercraft Landing System

The hovercraft is deployed into the planned landing zone prior to the space vehicles return and tracks the returning vehicle as it approaches the landing zone. Once the space vehicle deploys its parachute at high altitude the hovercraft travels at its top speed to the vehicles location and...
Coated and Doped Carbon Nanotubes Gas Sensors
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Coated and Doped Carbon Nanotubes Gas Sensors

A typical sensor device includes a set of interdigitated microelectrodes fabricated by photolithography on silicon wafer or an electrically insulating substrate. In preparation for fabricating the SWCNT portion of such a sensor, a batch of treated (coated or doped) SWCNTs is dispersed in a solvent...
NETMARK
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NETMARK

NETMARK takes advantage of an object-relational model and the eXtensible Markup Language (XML) standard, along with an open, extensible database framework to dynamically generate arbitrary schema stored within relational databases and an object relational database management system. NETMARK maps...
Solid and liquid waste drying bag
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Solid and liquid waste drying bag

Method and system for processing waste from human activities, including solids, liquids and vapors. A fluid-impermeable bag, lined with a liquid-impermeable but vapor-permeable membrane, defining an inner bag, is provided. A vacuum force is provided to extract vapors so that the waste is moved...
ShuttleSCAN 3-D
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ShuttleSCAN 3-D

How It Works The scanners operation is based on the principle of Laser Triagulation. The ShuttleSCAN contains an imaging sensor; two lasers mounted on opposite sides of the imaging sensor; and a customized, on-board processor for processing the data from the imaging sensor. The lasers are oriented...
Air traffic management evaluation tool
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Air traffic management evaluation tool

Methods for evaluating and implementing air traffic management tools and approaches for managing and avoiding an air traffic incident before the incident occurs. A first system receives parameters for flight plan configurations (e.g., initial fuel carried, flight route, flight route segments...
Spatial Standard Observer (SSO)
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Spatial Standard Observer (SSO)

The Spatial Standard Observer (SSO) provides a tool that allows measurement of the visibility of an element, or visual discriminability of two elements. The device may be used whenever it is necessary to measure or specify visibility or visual intensity. The SSO is based on a model of human vision...
Retinal Light Processing Using Carbon Nanotubes
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Retinal Light Processing Using Carbon Nanotubes

The Vision Chip provides an alternative, pixel-sized, wavelength-sensitive light path around diseased, injured, or deficient areas to functioning retina. The implantable Vision Chip is based on CNTs or CNT bundles, used as photodetectors, electrodes, transducers, or physical guides to transmit opto...
Nanostructure Sensing and Transmission of Gas Data
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Nanostructure Sensing and Transmission of Gas Data

At the center of the data acquisition system is a microcontroller that samples each sensor element through a set of four multiplexers. Each MUX reads signals from a group of eight chemical sensing elements. The LM234A constant current source is used to provide a constant current (100 uA) to each...
Enhanced Project Management Tool
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Enhanced Project Management Tool

A searchable skill set module lists a name of each worker employed by the company and/or employed by one or more companies that contract services for the company, and a list of skills possessed by each such worker. When the system receives a description of a skill set that is needed for a project,...
Contaminated Water Treatment
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Contaminated Water Treatment

This invention is a system and associated method that is a two step process. It provides a contaminant treatment pouch, referred to as a urine cell or contaminant cell that converts urine or another liquid containing contaminants into a fortified drink, engineered to meet human hydration,...
Biochemical Sensors Using Carbon Nanotube Arrays
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Biochemical Sensors Using Carbon Nanotube Arrays

Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are fabricated by wafer-scale plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) on prefabricated microelectrode pads and encapsulated in SiO2 or polymer dielectrics with only the very end exposed at the surface to form an inlaid nanodisk electrode array...
HEAT Sensor for Thermal Protection Systems
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HEAT Sensor for Thermal Protection Systems

The Hollow aErothermal Ablation and Temperature (HEAT) sensor is a multifunction sensor designed to track an isotherm by making an independent transient measurement at a defined location in the sensor that is equal to the temperature at which its constituent materials char. By this same operating...
Interactive Inventory Monitoring
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Interactive Inventory Monitoring

The invention is a radio frequency identity detector (RFID) based system that helps users locate an item visually, in response to specification of the item electronically. The item(s) being sought may be a book on a library shelf, an item from a store inventory, legal or financial document, medical...
Soil Remediation With Plant-Fungal Combinations
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Soil Remediation With Plant-Fungal Combinations

The technology builds on the existing notion that establishment of trees in contaminated soils can be enhanced through the use of ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungi. EM fungi impart resistance to soil extremes such as high temperature, high acidity and heavy metal contamination. This process for soil...
Selective Access and Editing in a Database
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Selective Access and Editing in a Database

A complex project has many tasks and sub-tasks, many phases and many collaborators, and will often have an associated database with many users, each of which has a limited need to know that does not extend to all information in the database. This invention relates to selective access to...
Transformable Hypersonic Aerodynamic Decelerator
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Transformable Hypersonic Aerodynamic Decelerator

The invention allows the deployment of a large aerodynamic decelerator relative to the size of its launch vehicle, which is controllable and can be transformed into a landing system. A structure composed of a radial assembly of ribs and struts in a four bar linkage arrangement fits inside a launch...
Nanostructure-Based Vacuum Channel Transistor
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Nanostructure-Based Vacuum Channel Transistor

A planar lateral air transistor was fabricated using standard silicon semiconductor processing. The emitter and collector were sub-lithographically separated by photoresist ashing, with the curvature of the tip controlled by the thermal reflow of the photoresist. The gap can be shrunk as small as...
Automated Vision Test
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Automated Vision Test

The Wavefront Aberrations (WA) are a collection of different sorts of optical defects, including the familiar defocus and astigmatism that are corrected by eyeglasses, but also more complex higher order aberrations such as coma, spherical aberration, and others. The WA provide a comprehensive...
HeartBeatID
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HeartBeatID

Cardiac muscle is myogenic and is capable of generating an action potential and depolarizing and repolarizing signals from within the muscle itself. An intrinsic conduction system (ICS), a group of specialized cardiac cells, passes an electrical signal throughout the heart. This technology is a...
System and methods for deploying payloads
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System and methods for deploying payloads

Embodiments of the present invention include systems for launching primary or secondary payloads or actuating other launch vehicle or payload or instrumentation devices. The system includes an adapter assembly and at least one sequencer mounted to the adapter assembly. The sequencer includes:...
Optimal Control Modification
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Optimal Control Modification

The invention provides a new robust modification to the standard model-reference adaptive control based on an optimal control formulation. The modification enables fast adaptation for improving tracking performance without sacrificing stability robustness. The optimal control modification adaptive...
Woven Thermal Protection System
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Woven Thermal Protection System

This invention presents a revolutionary approach to designing and manufacturing TPS materials using/augmenting design tools and infrastructure already in place in the weaving industry. Woven TPS is a concept that leverages the mature weaving technology that has evolved from the textile industry to...
Detecting High Stress in Interviews and Text
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Detecting High Stress in Interviews and Text

This system estimates whether a subject of interrogation is likely to be experiencing high stress, emotional volatility, and/or internal conflict in the subjects responses to an interviewers questions. The system applies one or more of four procedures, a first statistical analysis, a second...
Visible Motion Blur
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Visible Motion Blur

Motion blur evaluation technique is a novel integration of technologies that models human sensitivity to moving spatial patterns that can be used to provide measurements of motion blur in displays that tend to respond poorly to rapid motion, such as liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Visible motion...
Aircraft system modeling error and control error
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Aircraft system modeling error and control error

A method for modeling error-driven adaptive control of an aircraft. Normal aircraft plant dynamics is modeled, using an original plant description in which a controller responds to a tracking error e(k) to drive the component to a normal reference value according to an asymptote curve. Where the...
Rapid Polymer Sequencer
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Rapid Polymer Sequencer

Experimentation resulted in a solid-state nanopore made using nanofabrication techniques. The nanopore channel with a diameter and length of less than 5 nm is made in a silicon-based chip that has nanoelectrodes placed adjacent to the pore. High-speed electronic equipment with exceptional signal...
Estimating a Remaining Useful Life in Batteries
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Estimating a Remaining Useful Life in Batteries

This technology provides a method having a training (off-line) mode and a subsequent run-time (on-line) mode for estimating a remaining useful life (RUL) of an object that is in active use for at least part of the time (an active object). In the training mode, the system collects training data,...
Inductive Monitoring System
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Inductive Monitoring System

The Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) software provides a method of building an efficient system health monitoring software module by examining data covering the range of nominal system behavior in advance and using parameters derived from that data for the monitoring task. This software module...
Model-Based Prognostics For Batteries
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Model-Based Prognostics For Batteries

This invention relates to the prediction of the remaining useful life of an object in use. It develops a mathematical model to describe battery behavior during individual discharge cycles as well as over its cycle life. The models used to estimate the remaining useful life of batteries are linked...
Video Acuity Measurement System
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Video Acuity Measurement System

The Video Acuity metric is designed to provide a unique and meaningful measurement of the quality of a video system. The automated system for measuring video acuity is based on a model of human letter recognition. The Video Acuity measurement system is comprised of a camera and associated optics...
Optimum Solar Conversion Cell Configurations
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Optimum Solar Conversion Cell Configurations

A solar cell manufactured from this new optical fiber has photovoltaic (PV) material integrated into the fiber to enable electricity generation from unused light, including non-visible portions of the spectrum and visible light not transmitted to a lighting application. These new solar cells are...
Carbon nanotube mesh bucky paper capsules
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Carbon nanotube mesh bucky paper capsules

Fabrication of the biocapsule is accomplished by the use of a perforated mold, which allows CNTs in suspension or solution to be deposited by vacuum filtration. Other methods of creating a pressure differential between the outside of the mold and the inside of the mold can be used to drive the CNT...