Waltham, MA, United States
Waltham, MA, United States

The Raytheon Company is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. It was previously involved in corporate and special-mission aircraft until early 2007. Raytheon is the world's largest producer of guided missiles.Established in 1922, the company reincorporated in 1928 and adopted its present name in 1959. The company has around 63,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of approximately US$25 billion. More than 90% of Raytheon's revenues were obtained from military contracts and, as of 2012, it was the fifth-largest military contractor in the world, and is the fourth largest defense contractor in the United States by revenue.Raytheon's headquarters moved from Lexington, Massachusetts to Waltham, Massachusetts in 2003. The company was previously headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1922 to 1928, Newton, Massachusetts from 1928 to 1941, Waltham from 1941 to 1961, Lexington from 1961 to 2003, and back to Waltham from 2003 onwards. Wikipedia.


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Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-01-04

In one embodiment, a method for scheduling in a high-performance computing (HPC) system includes receiving a call from a management engine that manages a cluster of nodes in the HPC system. The call specifies a request including a job for scheduling. The method further includes determining whether the request is spatial, compact, or nonspatial and noncompact. The method further includes, if the request is spatial, generating one or more spatial combinations of nodes in the cluster and selecting one of the spatial combinations that is schedulable. The method further includes, if the request is compact, generating one or more compact combinations of nodes in the cluster and selecting one of the compact combinations that is schedulable. The method further includes, if the request is nonspatial and noncompact, identifying one or more schedulable nodes and generating a nonspatial and noncompact combination of nodes in the cluster.


Patent
Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-01-25

A laser relay module in a free space optical communication network includes: a beacon source for generating an optical beacon signal for aligning a communication channel of a source optical node to a communication channel of a receiving optical node; a beacon inserter for encoding the optical beacon signal with switching information; a telescope for transmitting the encoded optical beacon signal to the receiving optical node; a beacon detector for detecting received switching information from the modulated optical beacon signal, wherein the receiving optical node uses the encoded optical beacon signal to align communication channel of the receiving optical node with communication channel of the source optical node; and a processor for using the detected switching information to change configuration of an optical switch matrix to direct received data to a next optical node in the free space optical communication network.


Embodiments of an integrated motor drive power electronics system are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the integrated motor drive power electronics system includes an active line filter (ALF) configured to control and regulate current drawn from an input power source and to attenuate current ripple fed back to the input power source, an energy storage capacitance coupled to an output of the active line filter, and a bidirectional low voltage power supply (LVPS). In some embodiments, the bidirectional LVPS may provide regulated power to a load and may selectively recycle power back to the input power source and regulate voltage at the load to a predetermined output voltage. In some embodiments, the energy storage capacitance may serve as a local input power source for higher power motor drive electronics and the bidirectional LVPS.


Patent
Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-02-03

An apparatus includes a heat exchanger configured to transfer heat to a fluid and to absorb heat from the fluid as the fluid flows between a warm end and a cold end of a cryocooler. The heat exchanger includes at least one section having a substrate of at least one allotropic form of carbon and a layer of nanoparticles on or over the substrate. The heat exchanger could include multiple sections, and each section could include one of multiple substrates and one of multiple layers of nanoparticles. The heat exchanger can further include pores through the multiple sections of the heat exchanger, where the pores are configured to allow the fluid to flow through the heat exchanger and to contact the substrates and the layers of nanoparticles. The nanoparticles could include at least one lanthanide element or alloy, and the substrate could include carbon nanotubes or graphene.


Patent
Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-01-10

A surface defined by a wafer level package (WLP) region and an external region, and A system and method for forming a wafer level package. In one example, a substrate used in the wafer level package includes a layer of getter material is disposed on at least a portion of the external region. According to one embodiment, the external region comprises a saw-to-reveal (STR) region of the wafer.


Patent
Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-03-08

Disclosed herein are energetic compositions and methods of making thereof. A composition includes hydrazinium nitroformate (HNF) particles dispersed in a polymeric binder and a bonding agent bonded to a surface of at least a portion the HNF particles. The bonding agent disclosed is a Lewis acid.


Patent
Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-02-22

A method for computing a cross-correlation between a first sequence and a second sequence includes: generating a first index vector based on the first sequence, the first index vector including a plurality of first elements, the first index vector excluding indices of zero valued elements of the first sequence; generating a second index vector based on the second sequence, the second index vector including a plurality of second elements, the second index vector excluding indices of zero valued elements of the second sequence; computing, on a processor, a plurality of pairwise differences between each of first elements of the first index vector and each of the second elements of the second index vector; and binning, on the processor, the plurality of pairwise differences to generate the cross-correlation of the first sequence and the second sequence.


Patent
Raytheon Co. | Date: 2017-03-13

An aluminum alloy precursor composition and method for fusion processing is provided which reduces hot cracking, improves compositional control, reduces porosity, and/or enhances the mechanical properties of the fusion processed article. The precursor material and fusion process using the same may be utilized for forming an article that meets compositional specifications for aluminum 6061 alloy, while minimizing defects and meeting desired strength and ductility requirements. The fusion process may include a leading energy beam for liquefying the precursor material to form a melt pool, and a trailing energy beam directed toward a trailing region of the melt pool. The trailing energy beam may be configured to enhance agitation and/or redistribution of liquid in the melt pool to prevent hot cracking, reduce porosity, or improve other characteristics of the solidified part. The method also may improve processing parameters, such as adjusting vacuum level to prevent volatilization of alloying elements.


A method and system for reducing optical signal fading in an optical communication system include: dynamically obtaining turbulence-induced divergence and deviations of pointing direction for the atmosphere where an optical signal to be transmitted through; generating a single-transverse-mode laser beam of a predetermined diameter as the optical signal; dynamically varying the diameter of the laser beam to match the obtained turbulence-induced divergence of the atmosphere with a backtrack pointing direction; and transmitting the laser beam with varying diameter to a remote transceiver, as the optical signal.


A method for fabricating slow-wave structures, including electromagnetic meta-material structures, for high-power slow-wave vacuum electronic devices operating in millimeter-wavelength (30 GHz - 300 GHz) and terahertz-frequency (300 GHz and beyond) bands of electromagnetic spectrum. The method includes: loading a digital three dimensional model of a slow-wave structure in a memory of a 3D printer, the loaded digital three dimensional model having data therein representative of the slow-wave structure to be fabricated by the 3D printer; loading metal powder material into the 3D printer; and operating the 3D printer to melt the metal powder material in accordance with the loaded three dimensional model of the slow-wave structure and then to solidify the melted layer of the metal powder material to fabricate the slow-wave structure layer by layer.

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