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Communications: directive radio wave systems and devices (e.g., radar, radio navigation) March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100073216 - Radar device: A FMCW-type radar device generates snapshot data from a beat signal that represents a received condition of the radar device every modulation period. Auto-correlation matrices generated by the snapshot data every modulation period are averaged every set of plural periods. The radar device calculates the target azimuth of a target... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100073217 - Space-borne altimetry apparatus, antenna subsystem for such an apparatus and methods for calibrating the same: The present invention is directed to a space-borne altimetry apparatus having a first receiving antenna, pointing to outer space, for receiving at least one signal emitted by a remote satellite emitter via a direct path; a second receiving antenna, pointing to the Earth, for receiving said signal via an indirect... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100073218 - Method and apparatus for radar surveillance and detection of sea targets: In a radar system that detects relatively fast moving targets using a radar clutter map comprising a plurality of range-azimuth cells containing parameter data values indicative of time averaged echo returns for affecting alarm threshold levels at range-azimuth locations scanned by the radar system antenna, a method for detecting relatively... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group

20100073219 - Method of electromagnetic interference assessment: A method of electromagnetic interference assessment applicable to a receiver, comprising the following steps: initially, scanning a plurality of frequencies; next, for each scanned frequency, measuring corresponding signal strength value; finally, based on the correspondence between the frequencies and the signal strength values, acquiring an analysis curve graph, furthermore assessing... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100073220 - Self calibration method for radio equipment with receive and transmit circuitry: A self-calibration circuit for testing an RF device includes the RF device to be tested having transmit and receive sections, and a built-in self test (BIST) circuit coupled to the transmit and receive sections of the RF device on the same chip. The self-calibration circuit is configured to calibrate the... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates LLC

20100073222 - Fmwc signal generator and radar apparatus using fmcw signal generator: An FMCW signal generator includes a frequency divider to divide the FMCW signal at a preset dividing ratio, a reference signal generator to periodically generate a reference signal at a second time interval not less than a loop time constant set for a PLL, a frequency of the reference signal... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20100073221 - Self-referencing radar pulse detector: An automatic pulse detector compares a radar video pulse to a delayed and amplified version of itself. The radar video pulse serves as an amplitude reference for a comparator. A delayed and amplified version of the same pulse serves as the pulse to be detected. Time of detection is amplitude... Agent: Thomas Edward Mcewan

20100073226 - Method for processing a set of signals of a global navigation satellite system with at least three carriers: A method for processing a set of navigation signals of a global navigation satellite system with at least three carrier signals is disclosed in which the processing of the navigation signals is based on a linear combination of the carrier signals to a combined signal. The weighting coefficients are selected... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100073227 - Detecting lack of movement to aid gnss receivers: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of detecting movement to aid GNSS receivers. By detecting when the user is stationary, the Doppler frequency estimation can be corrected or the SNR can be boosted more both of which lead to improved performance. The embodiments allow a GNSS receiver to process... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100073228 - Method and apparatus for a global navigation satellite system receiver coupled to a host computer system: The present invention provides a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver apparatus, such as a GPS receiver, operable with a host computer system equipped with a real time clock configured to provide a time signal to the GNSS receiver apparatus. The time signal is used to facilitate acquisition of navigation... Agent: Stephen S. Roche Setter Roche LLP

20100073229 - Wide area positioning system: Systems and methods are described for determining position of a receiver. The positioning system comprises a transmitter network including transmitters that broadcast positioning signals. The positioning system comprises a remote receiver that acquires and tracks the positioning signals and/or satellite signals. The satellite signals are signals of a satellite-based positioning... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100073223 - Space navigation receiver operating with the assistance of navigation information: A space navigation receiver (NR) comprises i) a radiofrequency processing module (PM1) tasked both with converting radio navigation signals transmitted by a satellite navigation system into digital navigation signals, and with converting auxiliary radio signals representative of navigation information about said system into auxiliary digital signals, ii) a digital processing... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20100073225 - Two-way radio handheld transceiver capable of wireless reception and transmission of location information associated therewith, and system including the same: A system includes a location information-providing device and a two-way radio handheld transceiver. The location information-providing device is operable so as to transmit a location signal, which contains predetermined location information that is associated with an installed location thereof and that is stored therein, wirelessly. The two-way radio handheld transceiver... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100073224 - Two-way radio handled transceiver capable of wireless reception of location information associated therrewith, and system including the same: A system includes a location information-providing device and a two-way radio handheld transceiver. The location information-providing device is operable so as to transmit location information thereof wirelessly. The two-way radio handheld transceiver includes a receiving unit that receives the location information transmitted by the location information-providing device, and a memory... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100073230 - Calculating navigation system time in a satellite navigation system: A satellite navigation system receiver that includes a counter and a controlling unit is described. The counter may be driven by a reference clock signal having a reference clock frequency. The controlling unit can calculate a correction value indicative of a corrected reference clock frequency by comparing an increment of... Agent: O2micro Inc C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100073231 - Null-fill antenna, omni antenna, and radio communication equipment: A wide-angle null-fill antenna with no null in the depression angle range, an omni antenna using the same, and radio communication equipment. A null-fill antenna comprises a first antenna array including antenna elements arranged with a prescribed point as the center, and a second antenna array having amplitude characteristics substantially... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100073232 - Wide angle impedance matching using metamaterials in a phased array antenna system: A phased array antenna system may include a sheet of conductive material with a plurality of aperture antenna elements formed in the sheet of conductive material. Each of the plurality of aperture antenna elements is capable of sending and receiving electromagnetic energy. The phased array antenna system may also include... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Boeing

20100073233 - Transmit/receive module communication and control architechture for active array: A distributed control system for an active array antenna system is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the array system employs many transmit/receive (T/R) modules each with an associated radiator element, a phase shifter element and a set of RF switch elements to set the module to transmit or receive modes.... Agent: Raytheon Company

20100073234 - Positioning: A system, including: an electrical network fitted to a building, for distributing electrical power within the building to make the building operational, the network comprising a plurality of nodes for outputting the electrical power each node comprising a receptacle for receiving a lighting element; and a plurality of radio devices,... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100073235 - Wireless position location and tracking system: Techniques for accurate position location and tracking suitable for a wide range of facilities in variable environments are disclosed. In one aspect, a system for position location comprises a plurality of sensors (e.g. a network monitor, an environment sensor) for generating measurements of a plurality of sources, a plurality of... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100066585 - Adjustable pulse width ground penetrating radar: A ground penetrating radar system is described that is able to create both low frequency, wide pulses, and high frequency, narrow pulses, to enable both deep and shallow operation of the ground penetrating radar on demand, including simultaneous operation.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100066598 - Non-statistical method for compressing and decompressing complex sar data: Provided is a non-statistical method for compressing and decompressing complex SAR data derived from reflected energy. The method includes selecting a first FFT to provide a target ratio of pixel spacing to resolution. A second FFT is then selected which is smaller than the first FFT. The data is zero-padded... Agent: Raytheon Company, Patent Docket Administration

20100066586 - Range and azimuth resolution enhancement for real-beam radar: Disclosed is a method, means for and computer program for enhancing range and azimuth resolution in a two-dimensional (2D) image generated by a frequency modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar for providing enhanced situational awareness in autonomous approach and landing guidance (AALG) system by forming and displaying a two-dimensional (2D) model of... Agent: Bae Systems

20100066587 - Method and system for controlling a remote vehicle: A system for controlling a remote vehicle comprises: a LIDAR sensor, a stereo vision camera, and a UWB radar sensor; a sensory processor configured to process data from one or more of the LIDAR sensor, the stereo vision camera, and the UWB radar sensor; and a remote vehicle primary processor... Agent: O'brien Jones, PLLC (w/irobot Corp.)

20100066588 - Image pickup device for detecting moving speed of shot object and method thereof: An image pickup device for detecting a moving speed of a shot object and a method thereof are described. First, a coordinate of the image pickup device and a coordinate of the shot object are obtained at a first time point. Next, a coordinate of the image pickup device and... Agent: Stevens & Showalter LLP

20100066589 - Method and apparatus for highly accurate higher frequency signal generation and related level gauge: An apparatus includes a stable local oscillator, which includes a first control loop. The first control loop includes a first voltage-controlled oscillator configured to generate a first output signal and a first phase-locked loop. The apparatus also includes a frequency up-converter configured to increase a frequency of the first output... Agent: Honeywell/munck Patent Services

20100066590 - Omnidirectional retrodirective antennas: Embodiments of the invention are directed to retrodirective radio-frequency systems wherein a transmit antenna array includes at least one row of N transmit elements and a receive antenna array includes at least one row of N receive elements that correspond one-to-one to the transmit elements and wherein the transmit and... Agent: Dennis R. Smalley

20100066591 - Radar system characteristic determination: The invention is related to radar system characterization. In one embodiment, a radar module characterization system comprises a target, a conveyor comprising at least one connector configured to removably couple a radar module to the conveyor and to linearly displace the radar module relative to the target, and a control... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100066593 - Magnetron and radar apparatus: This disclosure is related to a magnetron including a pillar-shaped cathode having a center axis, an anode coaxially arranged with the cathode so as to be separated from the cathode via a predetermined space, and a pair of pole pieces provided to both ends of the cathode in the axial... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100066594 - Modular design for a fill-level-radar antenna system: A modular system is for assembling a fill-level radar antenna, a fill-level radar antenna, and o a fill level radar. The modular system comprises several modules that can be interconnected. In this way a host of different fill-level radar antennae may be produced that are optimally adapted to the corresponding... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100066592 - Parallel processing to generate radar signatures for multiple objects: In one aspect, a system to generate a radar signature of an object includes electromagnetic processing modules that include a first module including at least one processing unit to perform a shooting and bouncing (SBR) technique to solve for physical optics and multi-bounce characteristics of the object, a second module... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100066595 - Electromagnetic (em) solver using a shooting bouncing ray (sbr) technique: In one aspect, a system to generate radar signatures for multiple objects in real-time includes a first module including at least one processor to perform a shooting and bouncing (SBR) technique to solve for physical optics and multi-bounce characteristics of the objects. The at least one processor includes a central... Agent: Raytheon Company C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP

20100066597 - All-digital line-of-sight (los) processor architecture: An all-digital line-of-sight (LOS) process architecture addresses the size, weight, power and performance constraints of a receiver for use in semi-active or active pulsed electromagnetic (EM) targeting systems. The all-digital architecture provides a platform for enhanced techniques for sensitive pulse detection over a wide field-of-view, adaptive pulse detection, LOS processing... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)

20100066596 - Enhanced line-of-sight (los) processing for all-digital los processor: An all-digital line-of-sight (LOS) process architecture addresses the size, weight, power and performance constraints of a receiver for use in semi-active or active pulsed electromagnetic (EM) targeting systems. The all-digital architecture provides a platform for enhanced techniques for sensitive pulse detection over a wide field-of-view, adaptive pulse detection, LOS processing... Agent: Eric A. Gifford (raytheon Company)

20100066602 - Method and apparatus for sharing information between gps engines in mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and method for sharing Global Positioning System (GPS) information is provided. The mobile terminal includes a first GPS engine and a GPS driver. The first GPS engine updates GPS information. The GPS driver stores the GPS information updated by the first GPS engine, and when the first... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20100066601 - Method and system for determining time in a satellite positioning system: Method and apparatus for receiving an estimate of time in a satellite signal receiver receives an estimate of time from a server and compensates for error of a clock in the satellite signal receiver using the estimate of time. The output of the compensated clock is used when computing a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100066600 - Mobile apparatus for tracking satellite and method thereof: A mobile apparatus for tracking a satellite, includes: a mobile unit; a GPS receiving unit mounted on the mobile unit that generates position coordinates of the mobile unit; a level meter mounted on the mobile unit that adjusts the mobile unit in horizontal and obtains a tilt angle of the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100066603 - System and methods for real time kinematic surveying using gnss and ultra wideband ranging: Disclosed are systems and methods for augmenting the GNSS RTK surveying system with ground-based ranging transceivers, such as ultra wideband (UWB) Radio Frequency (RF) transceivers. A system embodiment includes a plurality UWB reference ranging transceivers, a movable UWB ranging transceiver, and at least one GNSS RTK receiver. A method includes... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100066604 - Unmanned aerial system position reporting system: An unmanned aerial system (UAS) position reporting system. Implementations may include an air traffic control reporting system (ATC-RS) coupled with a ground control station (GCS) of an unmanned aerial system where the ATC-RS includes an automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) and a traffic information services broadcast (TIS-B) transceiver and one... Agent: Booth Udall, PLC

20100066605 - Method and system for doppler estimation: Aspects of a method and system for Doppler estimation may include generating, in a GNSS receiver operating in a duty-cycle mode, a plurality of lag-m products that may be based on a plurality of correlation coefficients corresponding to one or more received signals, wherein the plurality of correlation coefficients may... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100066606 - Multi-function appliance for a satellite navigation data distribution system: A multi-function appliance for use in a satellite navigation data distribution system is described. A computer includes an input/output interface and a memory the computer is configured with a plurality of modules. The plurality of modules includes a satellite signal receiver, a packetizer, a network interface, a concentrator, and a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100066599 - System and method of transferring location assistance information between electronic devices: A system and method for exchanging location assistance information between electronic devices using a near field communication (NFC) interface. Positioning satellite signals are received from one or more position satellites. Location assistance information is generated based at least in part on the received positioning satellite signals and/or navigation information. The... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100066607 - Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals at a satellite positioning system receiver: Method and apparatus for processing satellite signals in an SPS receiver is described. In one example, the satellite signals are correlated against pseudorandom reference codes to produce correlation results. A determination is made whether the SPS receiver is in a motion condition or a stationary condition. The correlation results are... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100066608 - Method and apparatus to minimize antenna backside signal response and ambiguity: Method and apparatus for minimizing antenna backside signal response and ambiguity in low frequency applications, particularly low frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Various time delay elements are selectably switched into the signal path so as to cause a null to be placed in the antenna response pattern in the direction... Agent: Air Force Research Laboratory Rij

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100060507 - Electronic warfare receiver having digital antenna: Methods and apparatus for detecting and measuring electromagnetic radiation using a digital antenna are provided. Receiver apparatus includes a digital antenna having an array of pixels, each pixel configured to produce a voltage that represents received photons at a photon frequency of the pixel, and a processing unit configured to... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100060508 - Method for detection of radar signals: A method provides for identifying short radar signals in presence of interfering signals from various sources applicable to U-NII devices. The method includes collecting a set of information about received interfering signals until the End-Of-Burst (EOB) condition is identified. When the EOB is identified, the set information about the received... Agent: Motorola, Inc

20100060509 - Model-based tomographic reconstruction: A model-based approach to estimating wall positions for a building is developed and tested using simulated data. It borrows two techniques from geophysical inversion problems, layer stripping and stacking, and combines them with a model-based estimation algorithm that minimizes the mean-square error between the predicted signal and the data. The... Agent: Llns / John P. Wooldridge John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20100060511 - Viewing device for aircraft comprising means of displaying trajectories of intruders presenting a risk of collision in all the space surrounding the aircraft: The general field of the invention is that of synthetic vision type viewing systems SVS, for a first aircraft, said system comprising at least position sensors of said aircraft, a traffic detection system calculating the position and the dangerousness of at least one second aircraft, also called intruder, presenting a... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100060510 - Viewing device for an aircraft comprising means for displaying aircraft exhibiting a risk of collision: The general field of the invention is that of viewing systems of the synthetic vision type SVS, for a first aircraft, the said system comprising at least one cartographic database of a terrain, position sensors, for the said aircraft, an air traffic detection system calculating the position and the danger... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100060512 - Level sensing device: A level sensing device with a high frequency radar system is provided. The radar system includes a radar high frequency module, a carrier board and a controller. The radar high frequency module is mounted on the carrier board using surface mount techniques. The controller includes a processor and the radar... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100060513 - Antenna: An antenna is provided, in combination with an associated switch array, the antenna comprising a number of antenna elements mounted above a ground plane for providing coverage over a predetermined range of angles in azimuth using a number of beams. Each of the antenna elements is connected to a switch... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100060516 - Method of determining appropriateness of satellite orbit modeling, method of providing long-term predicted orbit data, and device for determining appropriateness of satellite orbit modeling: A method of determining the appropriateness of satellite orbit modeling is provided. The method includes calculating values of parameters, that the predetermined model has, on the basis of predicted position data including a first predicted position at a first point of time and a second predicted position at a second... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100060517 - Partitioned aperture array antenna: A partitioned aperture array antenna. The novel antenna includes a first subarray having a first number of antenna elements equipped with transmit functionality and a second subarray having a second number of antenna elements equipped with receive functionality, wherein the first and second numbers are not equal and the first... Agent: Benman, Brown & Williams

20100060515 - Mobile satellite communications: Provided is a mobile satellite transceiver system for communicating with a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite and a communications satellite. In on implementation, the mobile satellite transceiver system includes a GPS receiver configured to receive communications from the GPS satellite, a satellite modem configured to transmit and receive communications from... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100060514 - Network assisted positioning: A method for acquiring positioning information includes receiving downlink data in a plurality of downlink slot frames, and receiving at a mobile terminal within one of the downlink slot frames, broadcasted global positioning system (GPS) orbital description data. The GPS orbital description data information relates to a first group of... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100060518 - Method and apparatus for autonomous, in-receiver prediction of gnss ephemerides: Methods and apparatus for autonomous in-receiver prediction of orbit and clock states of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are described. Only the GNSS broadcast message is used, without need for periodic externally-communicated information. Earth orientation information is extracted from the GNSS broadcast ephemeris. With the accurate estimation of the Earth... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno

20100060519 - Parameter calculating method, long-term prediction orbit data providing method, information providing device, and positioning system: A parameter calculating method includes: setting lengths of prediction target terms as divisions of a predetermined effective period of a satellite orbit as variable lengths; and calculating a parameter of a predetermined orbit model expression used for approximating the satellite orbit based on prediction position data containing prediction positions of... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100060520 - Receiver device and method of receiving a plurality of signals: A receiver device and method of receiving a plurality of signals are provided, wherein the receiver device includes at least one antenna element and circuitry in communication with the at least one antenna element. The at least one antenna element is configured to receive at least a first signal having... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

20100060521 - Displaced feed parallel plate antenna: A displaced feed antenna, operating at UHF, microwave, millimetre wave and tetrahertz frequencies, of mostly spaced conducting plate construction that incorporates electronically selectable feed points with associated antenna beam positions, which displaced feed antenna comprises: (i) a set of one or more beamforming configurations means (6) composed of layered, interlinking... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100060522 - Antenna arrangement: In a cellular communications system the antenna tilt may be varied in order to achieve different degrees of overlap between different cells, in dependence of the service being transmitted. For a broadcast service the antenna tilt may be set to maximize the overlap, while for a data or speech connection... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100060523 - Adaptive array antenna apparatus and adaptive control method therefor: An adaptive away antenna apparatus having an array antenna which includes a plurality of antenna elements, wherein a received signal received by each of the antenna elements is weighted by a weighting factor, and then the received signals of the antenna elements are synthesized to be output as a synthesized... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100052968 - Interference detection apparatus and method: Techniques for detecting jammers in a received signal are described. A jammer detector includes a jammer filter for attenuating transmit signals leaked into the receive path, a pulse generator for converting the interference signals into discrete-level pulses, and a pulse processor for determining the presence of jammers in the discrete-level... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100052971 - Device and method to evaluate condition of concrete roadways employing a radar-based sensing and data acquisition system: A vehicle mounted device for producing enhanced images of an underlying roadbed for the roadway on which the vehicle is traveling. The device employs a first RF transmission and second RF transmission communicated through the same individual section of roadbed, to produce two images of the section using software adapted... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20100052970 - Ground penetrating synthetic aperture radar: A method and system for examining subsurface targets utilizing an elevated or airborne platform. A broad spectrum of frequencies is transmitted from the platform and is directed at the various subsurface targets. A plurality of chirp signals would be utilized to transmit the entire frequency range. These signals are reflected... Agent: Hoffman, Wasson & Gitler, P.C.

20100052969 - Motion compensation for radar imaging: In one embodiment, a radar is provided that is configured to construct an image of a target within or adjacent to a substrate according to scan points associated with a surface of the substrate while the radar is scanned in a first direction. The radar includes a transceiver that transmits... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100052977 - Inverse synthetic aperture radar image processing: According to one embodiment, inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) image processing includes receiving an ISAR image from an inverse synthetic aperture radar. A standard deviation profile is generated from the ISAR image, where the standard deviation profile represents a standard deviation of the ISAR image. The standard deviation profile is... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100052978 - Method and apparatus for making airborne radar horizon measurements to measure atmospheric refractivity profiles: A method for determining a refractivity profile of an atmosphere of the Earth. The method may involve: generating radar signals from a radar device located above the Earth's surface toward the Earth's surface; measuring a time of flight and a reflected intensity of reflected radar signals received back at the... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC

20100052972 - Moving object detection system: A moving object detection system is provided with an existence detection part, an integrating part and an existence judgment part. Based on first and second detection signals, the existence detection part calculates a rotation angle of each transition factor that is obtained from the first and second detection signals and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100052973 - Device and method for monitoring the location of aircraft on the ground: m

20100052974 - Variable transmission power for fill level measuring: The transmission power of a fill level radar is varied in that the transmission power is switched, by a signal switch, from a first transmission power to a second transmission power. This switching takes place, for example, by bypassing the high-frequency amplifier or by switching off a drain voltage.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100052975 - Compact active phased array antenna for radars: A radar system, including: a compact, active phased array antenna for transmission and reception of a focused radiation beam, circuits for providing signals to produce or detect a radiation beam by the phased array antenna and to control or detect the direction of the radiation beam, and wherein the radar... Agent: Soroker-agmon Advocate And Patent Attorneys

20100052976 - Weather radar signal processing: A method and system are described whereby a magnetron-based radar transmission signal is accurately measured, allowing for measurement of absolute phase change returns from fixed clutter targets caused by changes in the refractive index of the transmission medium.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100052979 - Method and apparatus for the optimization of status messages in a satellite navigation system: In a method for optimization of status messages in a satellite navigation system, which comprises a space segment having a plurality of satellites that emit navigation signals to be received and evaluated by utilization systems for position determination, and a ground segment having a plurality of observation stations that monitor... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100052980 - Data compressing method, data providing method, and data compressing device: A data compressing method includes: calculating prediction orbit data of a plurality of positioning satellites moving along predetermined orbits around the earth by using prediction positions of the plural positioning satellites; calculating differences between standard orbit data as standard for the predetermined orbits around the earth and the prediction orbit... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100052981 - Systems and methods for determining a rotational position of an object: Apparatus and methods determine the rotational position of a spinning object. A satellite positioning system can be used to determine the spatial position of an object, which in turn can be used to guide the object. However, when the object is spinning, such as an artillery shell, then the rotational... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100052982 - Gps device with security function and mehod thereof: This present disclosure provides a GPS device with security function and method for the same. The GPS device includes a communications unit configured to transmit communication data between the GPS device and at least one external controlled device, at least one motion sensing unit, the method includes steps of: detecting... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100052983 - Systems and methods for maintaining clock bias accuracy in a hybrid positioning system: This disclosure describes systems and methods for maintaining clock bias accuracy in a hybrid positioning system. In some embodiments, the method to maintain the stability of an internal clock of an satellite positioning system receiver by using WLAN access points (APs) can include maintaining the internal clock accuracy of a... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20100052984 - Systems and methods for controlling a satellite navigation receiver: A satellite navigation receiver includes a processing unit, a clock generator, and a power management interface. The processing unit is operable for locating the satellite navigation receiver according to multiple satellite signals. The clock generator coupled to the processing unit is operable for providing a reference clock to the processing... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20100052985 - Electronic device having gnss receiver and activating and positioning method thereof: The prevent invention provides an activating and positioning method for an electronic device comprising at least a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver and a storage unit. The storage unit is utilized for storing a time file recording time information so that the time file can be obtained when activating... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100052986 - Coherent combining for widely-separated apertures: Method for coherently combining signals received from two widely separated antenna apertures (204, 206). The method includes positioning a first antenna aperture (204) at a first location spaced apart a distance with respect to a second location of a second antenna aperture (206). A distance between the first antenna aperture... Agent: Harris Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20100052987 - Electronically steered, dual-polarized, dual-plane, monopulse antenna feed: A method and apparatus for electronically steering a RADAR beam across an array of feed horns by moving the phase center of the beam to different origination points on the array—each origination point being the phase center of a feed horn pair. Variations include polarized beams, polarized feed horns, dual-beam... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100052988 - Radio frequency positioning system and method: A radio frequency (RF) positioning system for positioning an RF device on a surface is provided. The RF positioning system utilizes the property of the RF device generating a response signal upon receiving an RF signal to perform positioning. The RF positioning system includes an antenna set, a switch unit,... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100052989 - Method and apparatus for determining at a predetermined granularity the direction and range of a transmitting mobile device: Systems and methods for determining a direction and range, at a predetermined level of granularity, for a transmitting device in a communications system are presented. Determinations, based on indicia related to the signal conditions, information contained in the received signals, and/or inferences surrounding the transmission conditions can be employed in... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100052990 - Portable, iterative geolocation of rf emitters: Iterative geolocation of a stationary RF emitter through the use of TDOA may include the use of a single portable geolocation (e.g., TDOA) sensor, a pair of portable geolocation sensors and three of more portable geolocation sensors. Adding portable geolocation sensors to the iterative process reduces the constraints on the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100052991 - Wireless position location and tracking system: Techniques for accurate position location and tracking suitable for a wide range of facilities in variable environments are disclosed. In one aspect, a system for position location comprises a plurality of sensors (e.g. a network monitor, an environment sensor) for generating measurements of a plurality of sources, a plurality of... Agent: Clause Eight Intell. Prop. Service

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