DRS SENSORS & TARGETING SYSTEMS, INC.
|DRS SENSORS & TARGETING SYSTEMS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100208372||Compact Objective Lens Assembly for Simultaneously Imaging Multiple Spectral Bands - An objective lens assembly suitable for use in helmet-mounted applications. The objective lens assembly comprises two prisms that collectively are configured, oriented and bonded relative to each other to separate and allow simultaneous imaging of two separate spectral bands (such as VNIR and LWIR bands) received from the same object scene via a common window such that the object scene may be viewed from the same perspective without the effects of parallax.||08-19-2010|
|20100079631||Very Small Pixel Pitch Focal Plane Array And Method For Manufacturng Thereof - A method for manufacturing an imaging device is provided. The method comprises forming a contact pad over a semiconductor substrate. The contact pad has a malleable metal. The method further comprises providing a readout circuit having a first side and a contact plug. The contact plug has a base affixed to the first side of the readout circuit and a plurality of prongs extending from the base away from the first side. The first side of the readout circuit is moved towards the substrate so that the prongs of the contact plug are pressed into the pad and displace a portion of the pad into a space defined by and between a first and a second of the prongs. Stop elements formed over the substrate are aligned with and contact stop elements provided on the readout circuit so that the prongs are inhibited from passing completely through the contact pad.||04-01-2010|
|20100039550||Bearing Assembly for Use in a Gimbal Servo System - A bearing assembly suitable for use in a gimbal servo system is provided. The bearing assembly comprises a shaft having an end adapted to be coupled to a payload, a sleeve disposed over the shaft, an inner bearing rotatingly coupled to the shaft and the sleeve, an outer housing disposed over the sleeve, an outer bearing rotatingly coupled to the sleeve and the outer housing such that the sleeve is adapted to rotate about the shaft relative to the housing, a first motor operatively configured to rotate the shaft relative to the outer housing, and a second motor operatively configured to rotate the sleeve about the shaft. The second motor rotates the sleeve in a predetermined direction at a predetermined velocity such that a sum of the predetermined velocity and a velocity associated with inner bearing friction remains positive regardless of the direction of the shaft rotation.||02-18-2010|
|20100032876||VIBRATION ISOLATOR SYSTEM - A vibration isolator system for attaching a payload to a supporting base is provided, the payload having a center of mass and the system consisting of at least three vibration isolating pods. Each pod has two associated, non-parallel, elastic struts. A first end of each strut is attached to the supporting base and a second end of each strut is attached to the payload at a respective mounting point, and the a projected elastic center of the system is substantially co-located with said center of mass. The vibration isoloator system is operable to substantially prevent translational vibration of the supporting base from inducing angular rotation of the payload.||02-11-2010|
|20090296281||Bearing Assembly Having a Flex Pivot to Limit Gimbal Bearing Friction for Use in a Gimbal Servo System - A bearing assembly suitable for use in a gimbal servo system is provided. The bearing assembly comprises a housing, a first shaft, a bearing rotatingly coupling the first shaft to the housing such that the first shaft is adapted to rotate about an axis relative to the housing, a second shaft having a first end adapted to be coupled to a payload, and a flex pivot element pivotally coupling an end of the first shaft to a second end of the second shaft such that the second shaft is adapted to rotate relative to the first shaft via the flex pivot element. In response to a rotation of the second shaft, the flex pivot element is adapted to pivot an angle about the first shaft axis. The pivot angle reflects a displacement of the second shaft relative to the first shaft and corresponds to a friction disturbance of the bearing.||12-03-2009|
|20090236525||Spectrally Tunable Infrared Image Sensor Having Multi-Band Stacked Detectors - A tunable infrared detector is provided that includes a substrate, a bottom wavelength detector formed over the substrate, a top wavelength detector formed over the first wavelength detector layer, and an interferometer filter formed over the top wavelength detector layer and the bottom wavelength detector layer. The interferometer filter is operatively configured to pass a first wavelength associated with a first portion of a predetermined band and a second wavelength associated with a second portion of the predetermined band to the top wavelength detector. The top wavelength detector is operatively configured to detect each wavelength associated with the first portion of the predetermined band and to transmit each wavelength associated with the second portion of the predetermined band to the bottom wavelength detector. The bottom wavelength detector is operatively configured to detect each wavelength associated with the second portion of the predetermined band.||09-24-2009|
Patent applications by DRS SENSORS & TARGETING SYSTEMS, INC.