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Fernand B Kuffer: R.F. transparent RF/UV-IR detector apparatus. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Randall M Heald, Wanda K Denson Low, July 5, 1994: US05327149 (124 worldwide citation)

A dual-mode, radio frequency, optical-wavelength detector apparatus includes RF-transparent optical elements adapted to focusing optical energy in a wavelength range including ultraviolet through infrared wavelengths, on an optical detector, and an RF antenna located behind the optical elements. One ...


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Garry N Hulderman: Spatial power combiner using subharmonic beam position control. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Wanda K Denson Low, January 27, 1998: US05712642 (107 worldwide citation)

An array antenna (10) that can form and sweep a predicted radiation beam pattern in different directions by using a subharmonic frequency signal from each voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) (20) to control the array phasing. Each VCO (20) generates a radio frequency carrier signal that drives an an ...


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Ross A Speciale: Conformal phased array antenna. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Randall M Heald, Wanda K Denson Low, September 13, 1994: US05347287 (89 worldwide citation)

An array of antenna elements are configured in a lattice-like layer, each element being similarly oriented such that the elements form a two-dimensional antenna aperture that may form a planar or curved surface of a desired shape. The antenna elements are connected in a one-to-one correspondence in ...


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James F Frazier, Craig C Reinhart, James F Alves: Automated license plate locator and reader including perspective distortion correction. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Wanda K Denson Low, July 22, 1997: US05651075 (76 worldwide citation)

An automated license plate locator and reader (10) which provides novel methods for 1) correcting for perspective distortion (16), 2) locating the license plate (20), 3) reading the license plate (22) and 4) improving the confidence rating of the output signal (228). The novel method for accommodati ...


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Darryl J Trulin, Cloy J Bagley: Flyable folding fin. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Wanda K Denson Low, December 10, 1996: US05582364 (61 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for flying a folding fin from a stored folded position on a flight vehicle housing to a deployed erect position, using available aerodynamic or fluid forces to control the fin deployment. The fin is erected in several stages. First, a hinge spring bias or lifting wedge means, ...


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Lawrence M Frazier: Concrete penetrating imaging radar. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Randall M Heald, Wanda K Denson Low, August 29, 1995: US05446461 (57 worldwide citation)

An imaging radar system for generating images of objects disposed behind an obscuring structure. The system comprises a low power, frequency tunable, continuous wave transmitter and an antenna array coupled to the transmitter that includes a transmit antenna and a plurality of receive antennas. A ra ...


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Marvin D Ebbert, Russell G Gustin, Edward G Horbett, Jack J Edwards, Clifton L Adcock: Unmanned vertical take-off and landing, horizontal cruise, air vehicle. Hughes Missile Systems Company, March 22, 1994: US05295643 (54 worldwide citation)

An unmanned air vehicle capable of vertical take-off and landing, hovering and high-speed horizontal cruise flight. A forward centerbody houses an engine and carries a single rotor assembly having a plurality of propellers lying in a plane substantially perpendicular to the centerline of the forward ...


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Jaime H Cuadros: Fragmentation warhead device. Hughes Missile Systems Company, May 24, 1994: US05313890 (48 worldwide citation)

A fragmentation warhead device has a fabric liner woven from high-strength fibers located between the explosive charge and the fragments. The liner has a maximum diameter larger than that of the overall warhead, and is compressed to fit closely around the explosive charge prior to detonation by form ...


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Lawrence M Frazier, James B Sheffler, Ronald F Carlson: Three dimensional imaging radar. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Randall M Heald, Wanda K Denson Low, August 23, 1994: US05341141 (44 worldwide citation)

A three dimensional imaging radar system and method for generating and processing radar information to produce a three dimensional image of objects viewed by the system. The system is designed to create three dimensional images of physical objects at relatively short range, up to a distance of about ...


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Garry N Hulderman: RF sensor and radar for automotive speed and collision avoidance applications. Hughes Missile Systems Company, Charles D Brown, Randall M Heald, Wanda K Denson Low, January 23, 1996: US05486832 (42 worldwide citation)

Radar apparatus that includes a millimeter wave radar transmitter comprising a flood beam antenna, and a radar signal processor for processing radar return signals to produce radar output signals. An RF sensor comprising a receive antenna includes a plurality of antenna elements, a plurality of resp ...