Parsippany, NJ, United States

DRS Technologies

www.drs.com
Parsippany, NJ, United States

DRS Technologies, Inc. is a US-based defense contractor. Previously traded on the NYSE, the company was purchased by the Italian firm Finmeccanica in October 2008. Wikipedia.


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DRS Technologies | Date: 2017-03-29

A rugged electronic device for mounting in a military vehicle, the device comprising a housing 1, a display panel 4 disposed within the housing 1 and a support structure 5 of resilient material via which the display panel 4 is supported within and relative to the housing 1 so as to protect the display panel from vibration. The support structure is arranged for controlling movement of the display panel 4 within the housing 1 in each orthogonal linear direction and comprises a plurality of support portions 51. Each support portion 51 can comprise an elongate beam 51 a and a plurality of projecting support column portions 51 b arranged so that one of the beam and plurality of support column portions acts on the display panel and the other of the beam and plurality of support column portions acts on the housing.


An electrical network configured to suppress voltage transients is disclosed. The network includes a capacitor and an electrical impedance in parallel with a diode. The capacitor is in series with the parallel connected diode and electrical impedance, and the electrical network is configured to suppress voltage transients occurring across the series combination of the capacitor and the parallel connected diode and electrical impedance.


Systems and methods disclosed herein include a controller for a current source rectifier that is configured to facilitate operation in both continuous and discontinuous conduction modes. The controller comprises a discontinuous mode detection unit configured to determine when input current of the current source rectifier becomes discontinuous and a duty cycle calculation unit adapted to calculate duty cycles for the current source rectifier differently for operation in continuous or discontinuous mode. The controller is adapted to transition to a mode of operation to provide an input current that approximates a sinusoidal current during both the continuous and discontinuous modes of operation. The controller outputs control signals to turn on one or more of the electrical switches in the current source rectifier based on the calculated duty cycles.


An integrated power system suitable for simultaneously powering marine propulsion and service loads. The system includes: (a) at least one generator configured with at least first and second armature windings configured to output respective first and second alternating current power signals of different voltages, the at least two armature windings positioned within the same stator slots so that they magnetically couple; (b) at least first and second rectifier circuits coupled to said generator to convert said first and second alternating current power signals into first and second direct current power signals; (c) a first load to which said first direct current power signal is coupled and a second load to which said second direct current power signal is coupled.


Patent
DRS Technologies | Date: 2012-02-17

A high voltage inverter is provided which includes a plurality of k-level flying capacitor H bridge modules, k being greater than 2, each having a positive dc terminal, a negative dc terminal, and two ac terminals, a connecting unit for connecting said ac terminals of said plurality of k-level flying capacitor H bridge modules in series to form a cascading set of modules, and a dc source connected to an ac source and having a transformer, a rectifier rectifying an output voltage of said transformer, and a capacitor connected between the positive and negative dc terminals.


Patent
DRS Technologies | Date: 2013-07-02

An injection port is provided for installation on an enclosure to provide quick access for admitting a fire suppressing agent into the enclosure in the event of a fire inside the enclosure. The injection port includes a housing and an injection port cover. The housing includes a mounting plate for mounting the housing to the enclosure and a pin receptacle. The injection port cover includes a cover plate and a pin release mechanism. The pin release mechanism includes a movable pin that engages with the pin receptacle of the housing to secure the injection port cover to the housing when the injection port is in the closed position.


An electrical network configured to suppress voltage transients includes a capacitor and an electrical impedance in parallel with a diode. The capacitor is in series with the parallel connected diode and electrical impedance. The electrical network is configured to suppress voltage transients occurring across the series combination of the capacitor and the parallel connected diode and electrical impedance.


Patent
DRS Technologies | Date: 2014-08-26

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a controller that is configured to limit the rate of change of speed of a motor (e.g., the acceleration or deceleration) regardless of the operating mode of the motor (e.g., speed, torque, or power control mode). The controller can include an acceleration estimator which monitors the output speed of a motor and provides an acceleration-limited speed set point. The output of the acceleration estimator may be limited to a range of acceptable acceleration values that correspond to the required limits of acceleration and deceleration. The acceleration estimator can be configured such that it causes the speed regulator to override the torque and/or power regulators when the acceleration range is exceeded.


Patent
DRS Technologies | Date: 2015-11-05

A system includes a current source rectifier which has a plurality of switches configured to receive an input current from an AC voltage source and to receive a plurality of control signals. The switches are configured to produce a rectified output current based on the input current and the control signals. The system also includes a rectifier controller configured to receive a current sense signal indicative of the rectified output current and to generate the control signals based at least in part on the current sense signal, where the control signals cause the current source rectifier to attenuate at least one of a plurality of harmonic frequencies in the rectified output current.


Systems and methods disclosed herein include a controller for a current source rectifier that is configured to facilitate operation in both continuous and discontinuous conduction modes. The controller comprises a discontinuous mode detection unit configured to determine when input current of the current source rectifier becomes discontinuous and a duty cycle calculation unit adapted to calculate duty cycles for the current source rectifier differently for operation in continuous or discontinuous mode. The controller is adapted to transition to a mode of operation to provide an input current that approximates a sinusoidal current during both the continuous and discontinuous modes of operation. The controller outputs control signals to turn on one or more of the electrical switches in the current source rectifier based on the calculated duty cycles.

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