NOC Northrop Grumman
Maneuvering System for Earth Orbiting Satellites with Electric Thrusters
28 Jan 21
Systems and methods are described herein for mounting a thruster onto a vehicle.
Michael Glogowski, Philip Austin, Dominick Bruno, Andre Lentati
Filed: 17 Aug 20
Additive Manufacturing Methods for Forming High-temperature Composite Structures and Related Structures
21 Jan 21
Methods for fabricating high-temperature composite structures (e.g., structures comprising carbon-carbon composite materials or ceramic composite matrix (CMC) materials and configured for use at temperature at or exceeding about 2000° F. (1093° C.)) include forming precursor structures by additive manufacturing (“AM”) (e.g., “3D printing).
Talbot P. Thrasher, Timothy E. Dominick
Filed: 18 Jul 19
Preceramic resin formulations, impregnated fibers comprising the preceramic resin formulations, and related methods
28 Dec 20
A preceramic resin formulation comprising a polycarbosilane preceramic polymer, an organically modified silicon dioxide preceramic polymer, and, optionally, at least one filler.
Benjamin W. C. Garcia, David R. Nelson
Filed: 20 Nov 17
Precursor Compositions for a Protective Article, Protective Articles Comprising a Reaction Product of the Precursor Composition, Related Aerospace Structures, and Related Methods
23 Dec 20
A precursor composition comprising, before cure, an acrylic ethylene monomer (AEM), a foaming agent, and one or more of a strengthening additive, a thermal ablation additive, or a reflectivity additive.
Cameron Hilton, Benjamin W.C. Garcia, Matthew Armentrout, Steven F. Stone, Christopher Deemer
Filed: 18 Jun 19
Area Denial Communication Latency Compensation
23 Dec 20
An area denial system may be operationally placed with communication latency compensation.
Michael J. Balk, Larry G. Linde
Filed: 3 May 20
Insulation, insulation precursors, and rocket motors, and related methods
21 Dec 20
An insulation material includes a matrix comprising a reaction product formed from a silicon carbide precursor resin and a silicon dioxide precursor resin.
Benjamin W. C. Garcia, Robert S. Larson
Filed: 24 Jul 18
Hazardous Environment Inspection System and Related Apparatus and Methods
16 Dec 20
An inspection device for inspecting explosive environments.
Jonathan G. Melton, Mark R. Eggett
Filed: 4 Jun 20
Composite Structures, Composite Storage Tanks, Vehicles Including Such Composite Storage Tanks, and Related Systems and Methods
9 Dec 20
A composite storage tank may include a wall structure including at least three regions including an inner region, an outer region, and at least one permeation barrier.
Vernon M. Benson
Filed: 4 Jun 20
Spacecraft servicing devices and related assemblies, systems, and methods
30 Nov 20
Spacecraft servicing devices or pods and related methods may include a body configured to be deployed from a host spacecraft at a location adjacent a target spacecraft and at least one spacecraft servicing component configured to perform at least one servicing operation on the target spacecraft.
James Garret Nicholson, Daniel Carl Treachler, Oliver Benjamin Ortiz, James Dulin Reavill, Benjamin Michael Hekman, Robert Bryan Sullivan, Carlos Guillermo Niederstrasser, Mark Lieberbaum, Michael Joseph Glogowski, William A. Llorens, Kenneth Siu-Kin Chow, Peter Michael Cipollo
Filed: 19 Jul 18
Electrostatic discharge mitigation for a first spacecraft operating in proximity to a second spacecraft
30 Nov 20
Methods and systems for mitigating or reducing the risk of an electrostatic discharge due to static charge differentials between a first spacecraft and a second spacecraft as the first spacecraft approaches the second spacecraft may be accomplished using a passive electrostatic discharge mitigation device.
Christine A. Agathon-Burton, Matthew Alan Michel, Dewey Edwin Cochran, Ronald Lynn Graham, Gregg A. Herbert, William A. Llorens
Filed: 30 Nov 17
Systems for producing DEMN eutectic, and related methods of forming an energetic composition
16 Nov 20
A method of producing DEMN eutectic comprises reacting a reactant mixture comprising ethylenediamine and diethylenetriamine with aqueous nitric acid to form a reaction mixture comprising diethylentriamine trinitrate and ethylenediamine dinitrate.
Stephen P. Velarde, Harold E Johnston
Filed: 30 Apr 17
Inspection Devices with Laser Emitters and Optical Microphones, and Related Systems and Methods
4 Nov 20
Methods, devices, and systems for detecting one or more discontinuities of a structure may include a laser emitter configured to generate and direct an ultrasonic signal into a structure and a receiver comprising an optical microphone.
Clint D. Thomson, Igor V. Ivakhnenko, Lukas Balthasar Fischer, Wolfgang Rohringer, Fabian Luecking
Filed: 29 Apr 20
Flexible bearing assemblies, rocket motors including such assemblies, and methods of forming flexible bearings
26 Oct 20
A flexible bearing assembly includes at least one metal end ring, a flexible bearing core having a plurality of layers of a resilient material between layers of a reinforcement material, and a phenolic composite material between and bonded to each of the at least one metal end ring and the flexible bearing core.
Duane J. Garbe, Edward L. Collins, Allan P. Thompson
Filed: 8 Nov 16
Apparatus for Preforming at Least a Portion of a Material
21 Oct 20
Apparatus and methods of stretch-forming material are provided.
Vernon M. Benson, Peter G. Turner
Filed: 1 Jul 20
Ceramic Materials Comprising Preceramic Resin Formulations, and Related Articles and Methods
21 Oct 20
A preceramic resin formulation comprising a polycarbosilane preceramic polymer and an organically modified silicon dioxide preceramic polymer.
Benjamin W.C. Garcia
Filed: 29 Jun 20
Defect detection systems and methods
19 Oct 20
A defect detection system comprises a movement assembly and a sensor assembly.
Nathan T. Green, James Scott, Cameron D. Gould
Filed: 31 Aug 17
Solar Panel Module
14 Oct 20
A solar panel module has a flexible circuit board, a matrix of solar cells surface mounted thereto, a coverglass extending over the matrix of solar cells and the flexible circuit board bonded to a rigid support panel.
Eric J. Emerson
Filed: 22 Mar 20
Methods of preparing nitrocellulose based propellants and propellants made therefrom
12 Oct 20
Methods of preparing propellant compositions for power loads and firearms that include providing pre-shaped particle sized starting material, shaped consistent with a desired final propellant product shape, and thereafter nitrating and stabilizing the pre-shaped starting material using boiling stabilization processes.
William J. Worrell, Benjamin R. Vaughan, Jeffrey D. Archambault, Milca Fils-Aime
Filed: 3 Sep 18
Solid rocket motors including flight termination systems, and related multi-stage solid rocket motor assemblies and methods
21 Sep 20
A solid rocket motor comprises a pressure vessel, a solid propellant structure within the pressure vessel, and a flight termination system overlying the pressure vessel.
Joseph J. Kliger, Paul C. Braithwaite, Brian C. Liechty, Donald B. Patterson
Filed: 3 Nov 15
Downhole Sealing Apparatuses and Related Downhole Assemblies and Methods
16 Sep 20
A downhole sealing apparatus comprises a propellant section and a sealing element section adjacent the propellant section.
John A. Arrell, JR.
Filed: 14 Mar 19