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Actuated Resettable Shockless Hold Down and Release Mechanism (Ares HDRM)
6 May 21
The present disclosure relates to a mechanism for releasably securing components of a spacecraft together during launch until such time as the mechanism is commanded to release those components.
Gavin HAY, Gregg G. BULL
Filed: 4 Sep 20
APP
Utility
Smallsat Payload Configuration
29 Apr 21
Techniques for deploying a plurality of smallsats from a common launch vehicle are disclosed where a structural arrangement provides a load path between an upper stage of the launch and the plurality of spacecraft.
Andrew E. Turner
Filed: 21 Jan 20
GRANT
Utility
Power train for deep space solar electric propulsion
23 Mar 21
A spacecraft includes a power train that includes a solar array, an electric propulsion subsystem, and a power conversion module.
Peter Warner Lord, Gregory Alan Carr, Jorge Delgado, Dan Michael Goebel, Bao Hoang, David Younghee Oh, Lee Charles Rotlisberger, Christopher Bryan Stell, Denis Trofimov
Filed: 25 Jul 17
GRANT
Utility
Reconfigurable spacecraft with a hold-down assembly for a rigid reflector
23 Mar 21
A spacecraft, reconfigurable from a launch configuration to an on-orbit configuration, includes a main body structure, a manipulator, a first deployable rigid reflector and an attachment arrangement, including at least one hold-down assembly (HDA).
Varouj G. Baghdasarian
Filed: 4 Aug 17
GRANT
Utility
On-orbit propellant metering and refueling
23 Feb 21
A first spacecraft includes a first fluid storage arrangement and a fluid flow metering arrangement including a holding tank coupled with the first fluid storage arrangement, a flow meter disposed proximate to the holding tank, and an active thermal control arrangement controlling the temperature of the flow meter and the holding tank.
Gordon Wu, David Marlow, Jeff Aaron Baldwin
Filed: 10 Nov 17
APP
Utility
Modular Channelizer
11 Feb 21
An example of a channelizer includes a plurality of receiver circuits, an individual receiver circuit including a frequency demultiplexer that is configured to demultiplex a plurality of subchannels and a time-division demultiplexer coupled to the frequency demultiplexer, the time-division demultiplexer configured to time-division demultiplex the plurality of subchannels to provide a plurality of time-division outputs, an individual time-division output including portions of data from each of the plurality of subchannels; and a plurality of switch circuits, each configured to receive a different time-division output of the plurality of time-division outputs from the individual receiver.
Oliver Labrèche, Michel Thériault, Pierre Talbot
Filed: 29 Oct 20
GRANT
Utility
Inclined geosynchronous orbit spacecraft constellations
12 Jan 21
A constellation of Earth-orbiting spacecraft includes a first spacecraft disposed in a first orbit and a second spacecraft disposed in a second orbit.
Andrew E. Turner
Filed: 23 Feb 17
GRANT
Utility
Spacecraft rendezvous and docking techniques
4 Jan 21
Techniques for performing spacecraft rendezvous and/or docking include operating a first orbiting spacecraft, the first spacecraft including a sensor arrangement, a first processor and a first inter-satellite link (ISL) arrangement and performing one or both of a rendezvous operation and a docking operation with the first spacecraft and a second orbiting spacecraft, the second spacecraft including one or more actuators.
Robert Erik Schwarz, John Douglas Lymer
Filed: 9 Oct 17
APP
Utility
High-power Flexible-polarization In-orbit-calibration Satellite Payload
2 Dec 20
A system of architecture, apparatus and calibration method is invented for high-power flexible-polarization payload for satellite communications.
Haiqing WU, Jean-François BLAIN, Claude GINGRAS, Michel TREMBLAY
Filed: 28 May 20
APP
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Techniques for Deriving And/or Leveraging Application-centric Model Metric
2 Dec 20
Techniques for quantifying accuracy of a prediction model that has been trained on a data set parameterized by multiple features are provided.
Arnold BOEDIHARDJO, Adam ESTRADA, Andrew JENKINS, Nathan CLEMENT, Alan SCHOEN
Filed: 28 May 20
APP
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Techniques for Deriving And/or Leveraging Application-centric Model Metric
2 Dec 20
Techniques for recommending a prediction model from among a number of different prediction models are provided.
Arnold BOEDIHARDJO, Adam ESTRADA, Andrew JENKINS, Nathan CLEMENT, Alan SCHOEN
Filed: 28 May 20
GRANT
Utility
Modular channelizer
30 Nov 20
An example of a channelizer includes a plurality of receiver circuits, an individual receiver circuit including a frequency demultiplexer that is configured to demultiplex a plurality of subchannels and a time-division demultiplexer coupled to the frequency demultiplexer, the time-division demultiplexer configured to time-division demultiplex the plurality of subchannels to provide a plurality of time-division outputs, an individual time-division output including portions of data from each of the plurality of subchannels; and a plurality of switch circuits, each configured to receive a different time-division output of the plurality of time-division outputs from the individual receiver.
Oliver Labrèche, Michel Thériault, Pierre Talbot
Filed: 9 Oct 17
GRANT
Utility
High capacity communication satellite
12 Oct 20
A spacecraft includes a structural interface adapter for mating to a launch vehicle, an aft surface disposed proximate thereto, and a forward surface disposed opposite thereto, a main body structure, including a plurality of sidewalls, disposed between the aft surface and the forward surface and a plurality of unfurlable antenna reflectors.
Gordon Wu, Philip Alley, David Marlow
Filed: 1 Feb 18
GRANT
Utility
Satellite with regenerative processor
5 Oct 20
A satellite system that includes a gateway, a satellite, and a user terminal.
William Hreha, Edmond Ahad, Guillaume Lamontagne
Filed: 30 Oct 17
GRANT
Utility
Spacecraft design with multiple thermal zones
21 Sep 20
A spacecraft includes a body, a plurality of separate units, and a first auxiliary radiator panel.
Gordon Wu, Timothy Lofquist
Filed: 21 Mar 17
GRANT
Utility
Actuated resettable shockless hold down and release mechanism (AReS HDRM)
7 Sep 20
The present disclosure relates to a mechanism for releasably securing components of a spacecraft together during launch until such time as the mechanism is commanded to release those components.
Gavin Hay, Gregg G. Bull
Filed: 19 Dec 17
APP
Utility
Attitude Rate Mitigation of Spacecraft In Close Proximity
19 Aug 20
Technique for altering a client spacecraft's rotational rate including the precise positioning of a servicing spacecraft in close proximity of a client spacecraft, alignment of a fluid release output device on the servicing spacecraft that imparts a force on the client spacecraft by means of fluid release, and subsequent use of the fluid release output device to mitigate tumbling of the client spacecraft.
Eric Richard Turner
Filed: 14 Feb 19
GRANT
Utility
RF rotary joint using a matched horn coupler assembly
10 Aug 20
A matched horn coupler assembly is used in a RF rotational joint for conveying an electromagnetic signal.
Eric Darnel, Philippe Loiselle, Yan Brand
Filed: 28 Aug 18
APP
Utility
Self-assembling Persistent Space Platform
5 Aug 20
A spacecraft includes a plurality of deployable module elements, at least one of the deployable module elements including a robotic manipulator, the spacecraft being reconfigurable from a launch configuration to an on-orbit configuration.
Robert Erik Schwarz, Robert Edward Helmer, Paul Anthony Briggs, John Douglas Lymer, Alfred Heikal Tadros, Andrew E. Turner
Filed: 21 Apr 20
GRANT
Utility
Space based robotic assembly of a modular reflector
3 Aug 20
A spacecraft includes a main body structure and a plurality of deployable modular reflector elements, the spacecraft being reconfigurable from a launch configuration to an on-orbit configuration.
Jude Zils, Daniel Andrew Fluitt, Carey Graham Hijmans, Douglas William Dietz
Filed: 18 Jul 17
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