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Theodore B Bailey: Three axes line-of-sight transducer. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, Leonard A Alkov, Karl A Vick, April 25, 2006: US07032469 (88 worldwide citation)

A system and method for measuring orientation of an object. In the illustrative embodiment, the object is a ball (42) in a ball and socket type pointing and stabilization system. The novel system (40) includes an encoded pattern (46) applied to a portion of the surface of the ball (42), a pattern re ...


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David J Canich, David D Crouch, James R Gallivan, Robert E Karlson, Keith G Kato, David R Sar, Philip D Starbuck: Sensor suite and communication system for cargo monitoring and identification. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, Leonard A Alkov, Karl A Vick, March 28, 2006: US07019640 (35 worldwide citation)

A system and method for monitoring a cargo container. The novel system (100) includes a sensor module (10) mounted in each target area (20) and a central monitoring system (40). Each sensor module (10) includes one or more sensors (22) and a transceiver (28) for transmitting data from the sensors to ...


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Darin S Williams: Systems and methods for identifying targets among non-targets with a plurality of sensor vehicles. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, Leonard A Alkov, Karl Vick, April 25, 2006: US07032858 (34 worldwide citation)

A plurality of sensor vehicles collect imaging data from an assigned location of a target region having targets and non-targets. The imaging data may be combined based on its location and the combined data is matched to a threat object map to identify the actual targets from the non-targets. In some ...


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Arthur J Schneider: System and method for locating a target and guiding a vehicle toward the target. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, Leonard A Alkou, Karl A Vick, June 28, 2005: US06910657 (25 worldwide citation)

A vehicle guidance system. The system includes a first mechanism for tracking a vehicle based on time-of-arrival information associated with energy emanating from the vehicle and providing vehicle position information in response thereto. A second mechanism steers the vehicle based on the vehicle po ...


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Larry G Krause: System and method for detection of image edges using a polar algorithm process. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, John E Gunther, Karl A Vick, September 19, 2006: US07110602 (23 worldwide citation)

An edge detection system and method implement a recursive polar algorithm process to generate an edge image from an input image. The edge detection system may include a polar filter to recursively perform low-pass filtering along edge contours of a gradient pixel grid and generate a gradient image o ...


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David J Knapp: System containing an anamorphic optical system with window, optical corrector, and sensor. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, Leonard A Alkov, Karl A Vick, March 29, 2005: US06871817 (22 worldwide citation)

A system includes an optical system having a curved window with anamorphic symmetry about a first plane and a second plane perpendicular to the first plane. The window may be, for example, in a flight vehicle such as a missile. An optical corrector is adjacent to a curved inner surface of the window ...


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Delmar L Barker, William R Owens, Ross D Rosenwald, Nitesh N Shah, Hao Xin: Thermally powered terahertz radiation source using photonic crystals. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn Esq, John E Gunther, Karl A Vick Esq, July 18, 2006: US07078697 (19 worldwide citation)

Although THz radiation is naturally emitted by hot objects, the intensity levels are too weak to be considered as a practical THz source for most applications. Photonic crystal structures are used to modify the thermal emission peak associated with the standard Planck blackbody spectral distribution ...


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Dennis J Garrood, Nitesh N Shah, Delmar L Barker, Harry A Schmitt: Multispectral imaging chip using photonic crystals. Raytheon Company, Thomas J Finn, Leonard A Alkov, Kari A Vick, December 5, 2006: US07145124 (19 worldwide citation)

On-chip multispectral imaging and data management is provided in the form of an Adaptive Focal Plane Array (AFPA) that is capable of spectral tunability at the pixel level. Layers of photonic crystals are registered with pixels of a broadband focal plane array. Spectral tuning is accomplished by swi ...


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Kenneth W Brown, James R Gallivan: Monolithic millimeter wave reflect array system. Raytheon Company, William J Benman Jr, Thomas J Finn, Glenn H Lenzen Jr, July 20, 2004: US06765535 (19 worldwide citation)

A monolithic semiconductor power device. The device is designed to produce high energy density and high power level RF/Millimeter wave radiation using the quasi-optical spatial power of an array (