US Pat. No. 10,336,462

VEHICLE NAVIGATION METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

Vu Systems, LLC, Morrisv...

1. A method for creating a video image, comprising:receiving a video image from each of a plurality of video image sensors, wherein at least one of the plurality of video image sensors is mounted to a vehicle;
combining the plurality of video images according to an algorithm to produce an output video image; and
adjusting the algorithm based on at least one of:
a height of the vehicle above ground or water;
a depth of the vehicle below water;
a geographic location of the vehicle;
an absolute or relative quality or characteristic of at least one of the plurality of video sensors;
an absolute or relative quality or characteristic or at least one of the video images; and
a speed, heading, or attitude of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,315,776

VEHICLE NAVIGATION METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

Vu Systems, LLC, Morrisv...

1. A vehicle navigation method, comprising:receiving from a plurality of video image sensors associated with the vehicle a respective plurality of video images of a scene, wherein each video image comprises a respective array of pixels;
creating a composite video image of the scene from the plurality of video images, wherein the composite video image includes an array of composite image pixels, and wherein each composite image pixel in the array of composite image pixels is selected from a respective pixel in one of the respective array of pixels that has a highest signal level or highest signal-to-noise ratio; and
displaying on a display the composite video image in real time so that the vehicle can be navigated in real time using the displayed composite video image.

US Pat. No. 11,071,198

HIGHLY INTEGRATED MINIATURE RADIOMETER CHIP

Vu Systems, LLC, Morrisv...


1. A radiometer chip, comprising:a base board comprising opposing first and second surfaces, each surface comprising ground and signal pads, and a cavity formed in the second surface;
a middle board comprising opposing first and second surfaces, wherein the middle board first surface is attached to the base board second surface and such that ground and signal pads on the middle board first surface are electrically connected to the ground and signal pads respectively of the base board second surface, wherein the middle board first surface comprises one or more electrical components that extend into the base board cavity, and wherein the middle board second surface comprises etched radio frequency (RF) circuits, a waveguide-to-microstrip transition, at least one low noise amplifier (LNA), a detector diode, a video amplifier, and a temperature sensor, wherein the LNA is operatively connected to the waveguide-to-microstrip transition and a detector circuit for producing a detected signal and for further amplification by the video amplifier; and
a cover attached to the middle board second surface, the cover comprising a feed horn that is connected to the waveguide-to-microstrip transition.

US Pat. No. 11,031,685

AIRCRAFT RADOMES WITH BROADBAND TRANSPARENCY

Vu Systems, LLC, Morrisv...

1. A radome, comprising:a curved body configured to be attached to an aircraft;
wherein the curved body is transparent to X band microwave energy, and comprises an opening formed through a wall thereof; and
wherein an insert is positioned within the opening and is transparent to W band microwave energy, wherein the insert has a serrated cross-sectional configuration such that an outer surface of the insert comprises a series of windows, and wherein respective surfaces of adjacent windows are angled relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,775,529

MILLIMETER WAVE IMAGING DEVICES, AND METHODS OF OPERATING MILLIMETER WAVE IMAGING DEVICES

VU SYSTEMS, LLC, Morrisv...

1. A millimeter wave imaging device comprising:a housing;
one or more heating elements inside the housing;
a flexible gasket on the housing;
a main lens attached to the housing by the flexible gasket;
a protective lens on an outer surface of the main lens; and
an Electromagnetic Impulse (EMI) filter attached to the housing and extending along an inner surface of the main lens, wherein the EMI filter is configured to pass millimeter wave frequencies of Radiofrequency (RF) energy collected by the main lens while rejecting signals with frequencies that are lower than the millimeter wave frequencies.