Dixon R.K.,Global Environment Facility |
McGowan E.,Energetics Inc |
Onysko G.,Global Environment Facility |
Scheer R.M.,Energetics Inc
Energy Policy | Year: 2010
Expanding energy conservation and efficiency in every sector nationwide is one of the most cost-effective instruments for reducing US energy imports, the trade deficit and energy's environmental impacts. For these reasons, energy conservation and efficiency have been essential elements of US energy policy since the oil embargos and price spikes of the 1970s. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) is the latest federal legislation to expand and strengthen US energy conservation and efficiency policies, programs, and practices. Specifically, EISA and its recent predecessor, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct05), contain almost 200 titles with new provisions for energy conservation and efficiency aimed at improvements in vehicle fuel economy. These provisions include efficiency of appliances and lighting; energy savings in residential, commercial, and government buildings; the efficiency of industrial manufacturing plants; and the efficiency of electric power delivery and end-use. These actions have begun to contribute to new federal, state, and local policies, programs, and practices across the US, and expectations are high for increases in the level of energy savings. This paper summarizes the history of US energy conservation and efficiency policies, outlines EISA's and EPAct05's key provisions, and considers prospects for the future. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2012-12-06
Provided is weapon-mountable laser distractor having an enclosure (100) with a top surface and bottom surface connected to each other by two side surfaces, a from surface and a rear surface. The top surface includes an articulated mounting adapter (150), the bottom surface includes controls (201), the front surface includes an integral optic cover (110) and a plurality of apertures (120, 130, 140). The enclosure (100) protects and surrounds a laser device including a battery module (490) in communication with an electronic module (470). The electronic module (470) controls a plurality of light generating modules (400, 405,410) which provide light to a plurality of optic modules (420, 425, 430). A controls module (440) or remote module (460) provides instructions to the electronic module. A display module (480) and an indicator module (450) are also provided.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2016-02-10
An exploding target features a hard-walled container containing ammonium nitrate therein and a flexible bag containing particulate aluminum therein disposed in the container. An explosive mixture is formed by mixing the oxidizing and sensitizing components in the container according to one aspect of the invention. In another aspect of the invention, each pair of opposing upstanding container walls are in parallel relation thereto and have uniform spacing therebetween from the bottom to the top thereof so that the amount of explosive mixture contained between each pair of opposing walls along the depth therebetween is uniform across the surface area of each wall. In a further aspect, each wall has a visually distinguishable feature for distinguishing from the other walls and from the external environment. In a further aspect of the invention, the aluminum comprises a combination of fine and coarse grades of aluminum particles for improving sensitivity to bullet impact.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2012-12-03
Systems and methods presented herein provide for optical surveillance using modulated lasers, or other forms of light, and optical detection. In one embodiment, an optical surveillance system includes a light source, such as a laser or light emitting diode, and a signal generator operable to modulate the light source. The system also includes a detector operable to detect the modulated light source and a processor communicatively coupled to the detector to distinguish the modulated light source from other detected light based on the modulating waveform of the modulated light source. The processor is also operable to determine a presence of an object between the laser and the detector based on an obscuration of the laser pulses on the detector.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2012-11-19
A unique physical design of 532 nm Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) laser elements to achieve independent crystal phasing (rotation), spacing and output coupler (OC) alignment in a robust small package is provided.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2013-06-12
Systems and methods presented herein provide for laser detection and ranging in more than one medium. In one embodiment, a laser is operable to generate and fire laser pulses into a liquid, such as water. The laser pulses form broadband super continuum emissions and/or harmonics in the liquid that propagate optical energy past a surface of the liquid. A detector is operable to receive the optical energy from the liquid, which is then processed to determine a range parameter of the liquid. That is, a processor may determine the depth of the water or an object beneath the surface of the water by measuring the travel times of optical energy reflected from the surface of the liquid and optical energy returned from beneath the surface of the liquid.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2010-06-01
Provided is a laser dazing apparatus shaped as a baton having a cylindrical encasement including a forward end housing a focusing range adjustment fixture and a laser aperture. The encasement also includes a finned heat sink (106), a set of finger detents (102), a plurality of indicators (109), operating buttons (110) and switches (111) and a rear push button trigger (104) controlling divergence. The apparatus also includes at least one battery (240) for electrical power, and a plurality of control circuits (210, 215) controlling the laser generation device (220), battery (240), indicators (109) and switches (112). The apparatus also includes a focus range adjuster.
Energetics Inc | Date: 2010-06-01
Provided is a laser dazing apparatus shaped as a pistol having an encasement formed by a elongated barrel (114) joined to a handle (117), together forming an encasement. The barrel (114) has a forward end and a rear end, and the handle (117) is connected to the barrel (114) towards the barrels rear end. The barrel encasement (114) also includes an adapter ring (111) with a focusing fixture (112) for controlling divergence of radiation produced by the device. The apparatus also includes various indicators, a laser generator, a least one battery for electrical power, and a plurality of control circuits controlling the laser generation device, battery, indicators and switches. The apparatus also includes a focus range adjuster (105).
Energetics Inc | Date: 2016-06-06
Energetics Inc | Date: 2014-10-07