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Exelis | Date: 2016-11-23

A cover is fitted to an aperture in an enclosure. A biasing mechanism is connected to the cover to mechanically bias the cover in an open position. An adhesive member is disposed around the aperture to retain the cover in a closed position against the bias of the biasing mechanism. A release mechanism effects release of the cover from the adhesive member by diminishing adhesion thereof in response to an open command signal.


A panoramic camera system includes a plurality of camera units mounted in a common, e.g., horizontal, plane and arranged in a circumferential array. Each camera unit includes one or more lenses for focusing light from a field of view onto an array of light-sensitive elements. A panoramic image generator combines electronic image data from the multiplicity of the fields of view to generate electronic image data representative of a first 360-degree panoramic view and a second 360-degree panoramic view, wherein the first and second panoramic views are angularly displaced. A stereographic display system is provided to retrieve operator-selectable portions of the first and second panoramic views and to display the user selectable portions in human viewable form. In a further aspect, a video display method is provided.


A receiver receives radio frequency (RF) energy including a desired signal and interference including high-level narrowband interference and low-level wideband interference. A first stage canceler cancels the high-level narrowband interference from the received RF energy based on a first correction signal representative of the interference, to produce a first canceler output signal. A second stage canceler frequency down-converts to baseband, and filters the high-level narrowband interference from, a sample of the first correction signal, to produce a second correction signal including the low-level wideband interference frequency down-converted to baseband. A digital canceler digitally cancels the low-level wideband interference from the first canceler output signal based on the second correction signal, to recover the desired signal.


Patent
Exelis | Date: 2015-09-11

An apparatus for monitoring and controlling operations for deicing aircraft at an airport facility includes a display device configured to display a visual data presentation of deicing operations data. The visual data presentation including at least one map depicting: a visual representation of at least one aircraft participating in a deicing process, wherein the visual representation of the aircraft includes attributes identifying the aircraft and indicating a stage of the deicing process the aircraft is undergoing; and a visual representation of a deicing facility with a plurality of deicing bays for deicing aircraft, wherein the visual representation of the deicing facility presents each of the deicing bays as a distinct geofenced area with display attributes indicating an operating status of each of the deicing bays.


Patent
Exelis | Date: 2015-08-19

An augmented reality control system in which the generation and utilization of simple geometric forms of real world objects at the enterprise level are layered onto or based on real world objects. Digital data is aligned to real world objects via surrogate of simplified geometric forms.


A technique for reducing altitude error involves determining a corrected altitude for an aircraft using forecast atmospheric pressure data available, for example, from a weather forecasting service. The forecast atmospheric pressure data includes, for a number of points in time and for a number of geographic locations, a set of pressure levels and corresponding altitude values. Altitude correction data is periodically calculated from the forecast atmospheric pressure data for each of a number of geographic grid points. Upon receiving aircraft position information and an aircraft altitude measurement for an aircraft, one or more of the geographic grid points corresponding to the aircraft position are identified, and a corrected altitude of the aircraft is determined based on the altitude correction data of the one or more geographic grid points.


Patent
Exelis | Date: 2015-04-15

Embodiments are generally directed to anti-spoofing techniques for satellite navigation systems. In general, the anti-spoofing techniques use codeless or semi-codeless tracking of encrypted satellite signals to generate measurements that can be used to perform consistency checks to received non-encrypted signals. The consistency checks will detect if the non-encrypted signal is a genuine satellite signal or a spoofing signal.


Patent
Exelis | Date: 2014-04-09

Techniques are presented herein for load balancing of mobile devices among a plurality of bases stations. Specifically, it is determined via a processor whether to reassign a mobile device from a first base station to a second base station, wherein the second base station is one of a plurality of base stations whose operational performance may be impacted by reassigning the mobile device to the second base station. The expected performance that would result if the mobile device is assigned to the second base station is evaluated for each base station in the plurality. The mobile device is reassigned to the second base station in response to the expected performance of each of the plurality of base stations meeting operational performance requirements.


Patent
Exelis | Date: 2014-04-16

Progressive cancellation of electromagnetic interference (EMI) is achieved by establishing a canceller stage processing order in a receiver feed circuit. Such a processing order may be one that progressively narrows an interference analysis bandwidth around desired target signal and optimizes gain-bandwidth characteristics of a cancellation loop in each canceller stage accordingly. A cancellation signal generated by each canceller stage is adaptively controlled without disturbing the stability of the cancellation loop. By doing so, the residual interference-to-noise ratio at each adaptive canceller stage is optimized independently from the closed cancellation loop control of the other canceller stages resulting in improved interference cancellation in the receiver feed circuit.


A satellite system controller for a satellite system can comprise a receiving module, an interval selector, an epoch selector, and a scheduler. The receiving module can receive, from a transmission originator device, a set interval request message requesting the satellite system controller set a transmission interval and an epoch time for a satellite receiver, the transmission interval being an amount of time the satellite receiver is to remain in a sleep mode between expected transmissions and the epoch time being an instant at which the satellite receiver is to expect a satellite transmission. The interval selector can determine, based on the transmission interval, a sleep mode cycle for the satellite receiver. The epoch selector can select the epoch time according to the sleep mode cycle and the scheduler can schedule the satellite transmission with the satellite system at approximately the epoch time and according to the sleep mode cycle.

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