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Stevens Point, ID, United States

Willowview Systems Inc. | Date: 2011-01-21

The presently disclosed systems and methods may be utilized in connection with several different sensor suites for detecting objects in the ground. Such systems and methods may be utilized in conjunction with a variety of military and commercial vehicles. In various embodiments, a sensing system may be carried by a vehicle in a stowed or deployed position. While in the stowed position, a segmented boom may have a relatively small vertical profile in comparison to the length of the boom when fully extended. According to various embodiments, in the deployed position the height of the sensor may be controlled to avoid obstructions. A hoist connected to the boom may be utilized to move the boom between the deployed and stowed positions.

Rogers U.,Willowview Systems Inc. | Clark D.,Willowview Systems Inc. | Jackson S.,Willowview Systems Inc. | Ferguson T.,Willowview Systems Inc. | Harris D.,Willowview Systems Inc.
International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics | Year: 2013

A renewed focus on Free Piston Stirling Engines (FPSE) for Green Solar based power generation provides a vehicle to explore linear alternator technologies for improved performance and efficiency. This paper evaluates Axially Opposed Magnetization (AOM) linear alternators and the potential advantages this technology provides mechanically and magnetically relative to alternator efficiency, while also addressing potential disadvantages from a thermal perspective. Evaluations include numerical analysis, simulation, physical testing, and commercial technology comparisons. © 2013-IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved. Source

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