Rothenbach an der Pegnitz, Germany
Rothenbach an der Pegnitz, Germany

Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Ko KG is a German arms manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Diehl Stiftung GmbH with headquarters in Überlingen. Diehl BGT Defence mainly produces missiles and ammunition. The company was founded in 2004 as result of the merger of Bodenseewerke Gerätetechnik GmbH and Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG.In 1960, Bodenseewerke Gerätetechnik became the prime contractor for the European production of the American Sidewinder AIM-9B air-to-air missile. Based on the experience with the Sidewinder, Diehl recently developed a progressive new seeker for a new type of short-range air-to-air missile - the IRIS-T. Reportedly, this missile has a much improved combat performance over the Sidewinder.IRIS-T is currently being adopted by the Luftwaffe and other European air forces. Diehl plans to deliver 4,000 IRIS-T missiles by 2011.Diehl Aerospace GmbH, a subsidiary of Diehl BGT Defence, produces avionic systems for aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus and the Eurofighter GmbH.Today, Diehl BGT Defence has approx. 1,800 employees, and Diehl Aerospace has approx. 1,200 employees. Diehl Stiftung GmbH has approx. 11,000 employees.Diehl BGT Defence had also been severely criticized in the past for the production of cluster bombs and land mines. Wikipedia.


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An operating device, in particular for electronic household appliances, includes a cover plate with an operating portion, a transmitter for emitting electromagnetic radiation, a receiver for registering electromagnetic radiation, and control electronics for evaluating measurement signals produced by the receiver. The operating portion is at least partly elastically deformable and/or movable by an action of force from the direction of a user side of the cover plate and it at least partly reflects the radiation emitted by the transmitter. The receiver is disposed and/or configured in such a way that it facilitates a spatially resolved registration of the radiation reflected by the operating portion in such a way that the control electronics can detect an actuation of the operating portion in a manner dependent on a registration location of the reflected radiation. An electronic household appliance having at least one operating device is also provided.


Patent
Diehl Aerospace and Le Tehnika d.o.o. | Date: 2016-04-06

A cooling device (1) is specified for cooling a detector element (3) disposed in the jacket cavity (4) of a Dewar vessel (4) by means of a Joule-Thomson cooler (2) with an expansion nozzle (15) that opens into an expansion chamber (16), wherein the cooling device comprises a final control element (22) that is adjustable depending on the temperature for influencing the flow through the expansion nozzle (15). It is provided here that a first temperature sensor (34) is disposed in the expansion chamber (16) and a second temperature sensor (35) is disposed within the Dewar vessel (4) outside the expansion chamber (16), and that the cooling device comprises a control device (40) that is configured for detecting a temperature gradient from the sensor values of the first temperature sensor (34) and of the second temperature sensor (35) and for adjusting the final control element (22) depending on the detected temperature gradient.


Patent
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2016-03-01

The present invention is directed to a lighting arrangement having a control input for a control variable and having a luminaire as a multicoloured luminaire having an input interface for a colour variable and a brightness variable contains a control unit having an output interface for the colour variable and the brightness variable, wherein the control unit assigns a brightness value and a colour value to a received control value on the basis of a mapping rule. The present invention is further directed to a vehicle containing such a lighting device and a method for converting a vehicle having a light control infrastructure for connecting luminaires to a control output for a single control variable involves such a lighting device being connected to the control output.


A storage apparatus for a refrigerator and/or freezer contains a storage element for storing goods, a detection device for detecting whether the storage element is occupied by goods and an illumination device for illuminating the storage element and goods stored on the storage element and/or a storage region for the goods, which storage region is formed by the storage element. A control device is provided for actuating the illumination device depending on the result of the detection process in respect of whether the storage element is occupied by goods. The storage apparatus allows a user of the refrigerator and/or freezer to be made aware, in a simple manner, of goods possibly being stored for an excessively long time.


A touch- and/or proximity-sensitive input device has a cover plate with a control section. The side of the control section facing a user forms a control field for the user and a side facing away from the user forms a sensor plane. A sensor film has at least one capacitive sensor field within the control section of the cover plate. A carrier plate has at least one electric contact field. The cover plate has a contacting section next to the control section and the side facing away from the user forms a contacting plane. The sensor film has an electric contact field next to the sensor field. At least one electric contact element connects the electric contact field of the sensor film electrically conductively to the at least one electric contact field of the carrier plate.


Patent
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2016-06-15

In a wall element for an interior of a vehicle, having a wall area to be illuminated and having an illuminating device which is used to illuminate the wall area, the illuminating device contains a plurality of lighting modules, wherein each of the lighting modules contains a multiplicity of light sources, wherein the lighting module extends straight along a central longitudinal axis and, in the direction of the central longitudinal axis, is placed against identical lighting modules without gaps at the ends, wherein the lighting module in operation has a cone of light which, by using a predefined area that is to be illuminated, extends away from the lighting module and the relative position (R) of which in relation to the lighting module is predefined, is configured in such a way that, on the part of the area that is illuminated by the cone of light, the result is a strip of light extending laterally transversely away from the lighting module, which extends at least over the entire length (L) of the lighting module, along the central longitudinal axis, wherein the wall area is the predefined area to be illuminated.


Patent
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2016-03-30

An apparatus (14) for operating an electronic household appliance (10), in particular a cooking hob having a plurality of treatment / cooking zones (12), comprises a plurality of first optical display devices, each of the plurality of treatment zones (12) being allocated with at least one of the plurality of first display devices (d1..d4); a plurality of first input devices (s7..s10), each of the plurality of treatment zones (12) being allocated with at least one of the plurality of first input devices (s7..s10), wherein the first input device (s7..s10) being allocated to a treatment zone (12) is arranged nearby the first display device (d1..d4) being allocated to the same treatment zone (12); and a control means (16) being connected to the plurality of first display devices (d1..d4) and to the plurality of first input devices (s7..s10). After selection of a main functionality of the household appliance (10) by a user, the control means (16) controls one of the plurality of first display devices (d1..d4) to display a predetermined preset value of a parameter of the main functionality, and controls the first input device (s7..s10) arranged nearby the first display device controlled in this way to select the preset value displayed by the first display device when being operated by a user.


Patent
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2016-06-16

An operating device for an electronic household appliance contains a rotary control knob being mounted on a control panel such that a carrier of the rotary control knob can rotate about an axis of rotation relative to the control panel, an angle of rotation detection device for detecting an angle position of the carrier, and a control device that is connected to the angle of rotation detection device and evaluates a measurement signal generated by the angle of rotation detection device. The rotary control knob further contains an operating element that is attached in a non-rotatable manner to the carrier and embodied in an elastically deformable manner and the rotary control knob contains a sensor that is attached in a non-rotatable manner to the carrier and detects any deformation of the operating element. The control device is connected to the sensor and evaluates a measurement signal generated by the sensor.


Patent
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2016-07-01

A light for an interior of a vehicle contains at least two light modules that are disposed in series along a profile line and are mounted on a supporting structure in the vehicle. Each two adjacent light modules are attached to each other in regions. All light modules together form a light strip, which is attached to the supporting structure with exactly one first region, wherein a second region is movably supported on the supporting structure. A lighting system contains a supporting structure and the aforementioned light.


The invention relates to a sensor element (1) for a capacitive touch button, comprising a compression spring (2) of an electrically conductive material being in contact with a plate-shaped contact element (3) of the electrically conductive material. The plate-shaped contact element (3) is made of a flexible conductive polymeric or elastomeric material, preferably of a flexible conductive silicone. The invention also relates to a capacitive touch button (4) comprising a touch panel (5) having an upper side (6), on which users finger is acting, and an underside (7), a printed circuit board (8) which is arranged at a distance beneath the underside of the touch panel (5) and at least one sensor element (1), as described above, which is arranged between the underside (7) of the touch panel (5) and the printed circuit board (8) and it is in an electrically conductive contact with the printed circuit board (8), wherein the plate-shaped contact element (3) of the sensor element (1) is placed such that it faces the underside (7) of the touch panel (5) and the compression spring (2) is in contact with the printed circuit board (8).

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