2012
Electronics

This is an innovative design for a sensor to measure the spin of rockets. The spin sensors that are available today use a gyroscope or an accelerometer. These instruments are expensive and require a lot of electronic equipment and are easily damaged. This sensor is compact and can be used in various aerospace vehicles like sounding rockets, missiles, etc. This sensor has ball bearings configured in a particular way so as to create a non-rotating reference inside the sensor. It is with respect to this non-rotating reference that we measure the spin of the rocket. The configuration of the ball bearings is unique and innovative and creates a non-rotating object inside the rocket. After we succeed in making a ...

A proprietary very simple, cheap and compact isolated ultra-low power supply circuit with a standby consumption in the range of one Milliwatt was designed last year and with an experimental setup it showed up to 0.8 Milliwatt power output supplying a low energy CMOS microcontroller monitoring and displaying the power consumption of an electric heater on a double 4 digit LCD for demonstration. Apart from powering intelligent sensors, probably the most interesting application of this circuit should be to provide a minimal loss low standby power for monitoring and wake-up of bigger consumer electronics AC power supplies and charger adaptors as a load demand watchdog circuit. Those energy vampires keep sucking the equivalent output of dozens of Gigawatt powerplants ...

The world is analog, yet we have spent the last century force fitting the analog world into digital patterns to match the capabilities of digital computers. What if one could create analog models that run on today’s digital computers? The human’s left brain processes information sequentially, much like today’s IF|THEN|ELSE computer logic. Consider the size of the computer industry and functionality provided today by just focusing on half of the solution. The human’s right hemisphere of the brain processes information in parallel. It balances alternatives. It combines features to recognize objects. It deals with the changing value of information items based on time and distance. It solves problems with conflicting goals. It allocates resources across those conflicting goals and ...

Flywheel research at NASA and BOEING and other places are proving that this energy storage has arrived.

When weapons are used as energy or particle accelerators, one major problem has been to get sufficient burst energy to fire and then to be able to fire successive shots. For Rail Guns batteries and capacitors typically supply the energy. For LASERS we pump diodes and use Deuturium Floride and other horrible concoctions which are typically large and cumbersome and expensive.

A very high speed flywheel can solve these issues. We can extract energy from flywheels inductively without having to recharge them other than continuously supplying a kicker to get te speed back up when it is tapped. ...

This invention is a lane guiding addition to a modern GPS, directing the driver into the correct lane for navigation, without having to remove their eyes from the road.

Complex three, four and five lane highways (California, Texas, New York, DC come to mind), having major arteries that can merge from either the left or right, and exits with flying overpasses and other urban road convolutions, a challenge to even the best of drivers when they find themselves in unfamiliar territory with fast moving local traffic.
While voice prompts provide some relief from the ‘eyes off the road’ issue, knowing which lane to take is still a split second decision.

This invention utilizes a laser pointer ...

One of the big challenges to homeschoolers is providing for lab classes such as AP physics. There are suppliers like Pasco http://www.pasco.com/ or Vernier http://www.vernier.com/ that supply most of the lab equipment you find in high school and college classrooms. But their prices are prohibitive for home schooling families.

Initially the goal was to create a low-cost measurement and data-logging system equivalent to Pasco's 850-Universal Interface or Vernier's LabQuest2. The way to reduce costs for such a system is to have an easily reprogrammable control box complemented with a wide range of low-cost sensors and actuators, all sharing a common serial interface. Implementing this common interface requires incorporating an embedded microcontroller into each plug-in device's design, which then creates ...

Mentis, or "mind" in Latin," is the future of information transferring technology. Just as the computer and the internet giving the world access to all knowledge known to man revolutionized humanity once, Mentis would revolutionize the world again by making this knowledge accessible to anyone at the speed of thought. Utilizing neurological messages sent from the brain that deal with sentence formation and thought, small receivers would translate these messages into commands just as a mouth would to talk.

These commands will be as easy to process and edit as it would be to observe something and critique it. The user would merely think something as simple as: "Mentis, how do I get from where I am to the ...

Our team specializes in developing embedded software for control systems of adjustable and servo drives and actuators.

Market Situation
- More than half of all quantity (>1 billion) of produced electrical motors are equipped with electronic control system on the base of special microprocessor/microcontroller unit (MCU);
- There are many market segments, where it is necessary to provide energy control in real-time (digital power devices, smart grid systems, etc.);
- For every type of such system it is necessary to install software.

Technological situation
- Every time developers have to “invent bicycle” when they start to develop software for new motor/motion/power control system;
- It takes 3-6 months and requires the work of high-qualified programmers team;
- Solution of ...

An inexpensive standalone intelligent device that can take on many avatars.

The device consists of a depth and motion sensing set of cameras and a powerful processor. Combined with proprietary software the system can be used as an interface between users and equipment and machinery.

The system can recognise forms, identify and process very minute gestures, movements, facial expressions, text recognition and other varied user inputs and thus control all kinds of equipment, household and industrial. The system’s AI recognizes users and learns their gestures and expressions and builds up a library of commands.

Though much smaller, the prototype shown in the image is packaged inside an old VHS cassette. The flap opens to accommodate connections ...

The MXC form factor from WOLF Industrial Systems specifically targets the high-end video requirements of analog, digital, and broadcast SMPTE inputs and outputs, video mixing and overlay, H.264 compression, and AES encryption.

The most fundamental MXC characteristic is its size: it’s small enough to fit two modules on a 3U-sized card and four can fit on a 6U card. This isn’t simply a matter of outer dimensions, since at 85x70 mm for a Type A card, it would appear to be similar in size to a Type A MXM 3.0 card. The difference is the connector arrangement: the few extra millimeters required by the MXM card edge connector makes it impossible to fit two on a 3U card ...

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