Patents Assigned to Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
  • Patent number: 10839704
    Abstract: Simulation of a complex system involves representing the complex system in a plurality of simulation building blocks, each simulation building block is associated with a subsystem of the complex system. Each simulation building block includes at least one client-side simulation component and a server-side simulation component. During the simulation a user interaction is detected by a client-side simulation component, the complex system is simulated in server-side simulation components on the basis of the user interaction. Simulation data for the subsystem is generated by the server-side simulation components, and the subsystem is represented by the corresponding client-side components based on the simulation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Oswald, Robert Huber, Martin Foerster
  • Patent number: 10830736
    Abstract: The disclosure herein relates to a measuring system for determining damage to components including at least one fiber-reinforced plastics material, comprising sensors that can be or are arranged on a component to be mutually spaced, the sensors distributed over a curved surface of the component in the use position. In order provide a measuring system by which it is possible to obtain fiber-reinforced plastics components economically and with reasonable outlay, and by which process parameters and/or state variables can be reliably obtained during production and operation of the component, it is proposed to provide the component with a substrate that is different from the component and on which the sensors can be or are arranged, the substrate being flexible, and for the sensors arranged on the flexible substrate to form a measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Alois Friedberger, Andreas Helwig, Matthias Buderath
  • Patent number: 10821486
    Abstract: A microelectronic module for cleaning a surface is described. The microelectronic module comprises at least one voltage converter for converting a provided first voltage into a higher, lower, or identical second voltage. The module also comprises at least one actuator. The actuator comprises at least one generator for generating an ionic current, an electrical plasma, harmonic components and/or an electrostatic field from the second voltage which is provided by the voltage converter. At least the voltage converter and the actuator are disposed on a thin-film, planar substrate. At least most of at least one object adhering to the surface is removed by the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Caspari, Robert Weichwald, Emanuel Ermann, Gerd Heller
  • Patent number: 10822686
    Abstract: A structure for high temperature applications includes a base structure which includes a ceramic composite material, and a coating of a metal-semimetal compound, a metal boride, a metal carbide and/or a metal nitride. Furthermore, a production method and a coating device produces structures which resist high temperature applications with higher process temperatures and difficult chemical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Jürgen Steinwandel, Christian Wilhelmi, Franziska Uhlmann, Stefan Laure
  • Patent number: 10807321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the infiltration of fibrous material with resin for the production of a fiber composite component, comprising a mold tool with a cavity enclosed by at least two tool parts, wherein the mold tool is designed for a relative movement of the at least two tool parts, in such a manner that space can be provided inside the cavity, in a first tool position, to hold the fibrous material, and additional space can be provided to accommodate resin, and the size of the cavity can then be reduced by a movement of the mold tool from the first tool position into a second tool position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Weimer, Juergen Filsinger
  • Patent number: 10807323
    Abstract: A method suitable for manufacturing complex and stable objects of a wide range of sizes. The method involves producing an object structure by a generative production method and/or by an injection molding method, and producing a fiber-reinforced resin layer in at least one sub-region of the object structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventor: Maxime Coquel
  • Patent number: 10800554
    Abstract: A space system including a layered structure on an outer surface of the space system, the layered structure including a conductive veil or nonwoven comprising conductive fibers, and a non-conductive sheet arranged on a surface of the conductive veil or nonwoven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Uebner, Daniel Quabis
  • Patent number: 10802138
    Abstract: A system for determining the position of a transmitting unit has an arrangement of at least four transmitting units. A first transmitting unit is designed to emit a first transmission signal to each of the three remaining units, each of which is designed to receive the first transmission signal and, thereafter, to return a first response signal to the first unit. The three remaining units each have stored position data relating to desired positions of the arrangement. The first unit is designed to: determine its relative position data relative to the three remaining units based on the returned first response signals, obtain the stored position data relating to the desired positions from the three remaining units, and assign the determined relative position data to the obtained position data relating to a single desired position to determine the position of the first unit within the arrangement based on the assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Kittmann, Simon Burns
  • Patent number: 10793249
    Abstract: An aircraft comprises at least one thermal insulation component, which is made of a nano-porous material, the pore structure of which is open-pored such that when the aircraft is in flight operation, a pressure in the pores of the thermal insulation component corresponds to the ambient pressure at the flight altitude of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Kurfiss
  • Patent number: 10773443
    Abstract: An extrusion device and method for filling a groove with a filling compound. The extrusion device includes an extrusion head which is designed or configured to spring in and out in an extrusion direction of the extrusion device in a manner that is spring-resilient in the extrusion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Herrles, Franz Xaver Hallweger, Jens Fuhrmann, Meinhard Meyer
  • Patent number: 10759094
    Abstract: A binder material activating device to activate a binder material on a fibrous substrate, the binder material activating device including a heat exposing device to expose the fibrous substrate with the binder material to heat. The heat exposing device includes a non-focused light source to provide a non-focused light beam and an optics device to be arranged in between the fibrous substrate to be exposed to heat and the light source to focus the non-focused light beam onto the fibrous substrate. Further, a preforming device includes the binder material activating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Maxime Coquel, Wolfgang Rehm, Michael Träger
  • Patent number: 10759713
    Abstract: A fibrous preform (1) is produced, provided with a sandwich structure comprising an intermediate flexible core (4) and two outer fibrous frames (2, 3), respectively arranged on opposing outer faces of said flexible core (4) and assembled by sections of wire (8, 9) passing through said fibrous frames (2, 3), said preform (1) being impregnated with resin. Said preform is then hardened and the core (4) is removed, preferably by pre-densification with chemical vapour infiltration, and the structure produced is then densified with liquid-phase infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: MBDA FRANCE, AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Bouchez, Steffen Beyer, Stephan Schmidt-Wimmer
  • Publication number: 20200272173
    Abstract: An aircraft has a propulsion unit and a fuselage unit. The propulsion unit has a first rotor for providing a propulsion force on the aircraft. The fuselage unit extends along a rotation axis of the first rotor and has a rotationally symmetrical shape with respect to the rotation axis of the first rotor. The fuselage unit has a suspension at a first end by which the fuselage unit is coupled to the first rotor so that the fuselage unit is spaced apart from the first rotor along the rotation axis. A detection unit for the detection of environmental information is provided in the area of a second end of the fuselage unit. The propulsion unit is designed to keep the aircraft in a hovering flight condition so that a relative position of the aircraft with respect to a reference point on the Earth's surface remains unchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Nick Neubert, Malte Blask, Hagen Christian Hagens
  • Patent number: 10737463
    Abstract: A method for producing a sandwich panel with a reinforced foam core includes inserting rod-shaped, thermoplastic reinforcing elements into a thermoplastic foam material such that the reinforcing elements extend through the foam material. End regions of the reinforcing elements project out of the foam material. The foam material is thermoformed to form a reinforced foam core, wherein the end regions of the reinforcing elements are integrally formed by applying temperature and pressure to the cover surfaces of the foam material and are bonded to the foam material in a fused connection. A thermoplastic cover layer is laminated on either side by applying temperature and pressure to the reinforced foam core on the cover surfaces of the foam material in order to form the sandwich panel, wherein the cover layers are bonded to the reinforced foam core in a fused connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Tilman Orth, Jonas Gruenewald, Patricia Parlevliet
  • Patent number: 10737772
    Abstract: A method of preventing separation of a fluid flow flowing over a flow surface is described. The method includes generating longitudinal vortices for suppressing or delaying separation of the flow, and enhancing the longitudinal vortices. A flow body system having a flow body and a flow control arrangement is further described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Langenbacher, Stefan Storm, Michael Meyer
  • Patent number: 10737807
    Abstract: A pointing mechanism for use in an electric propulsion system of a spacecraft, the pointing mechanism comprises a mobile plate adapted to receive a thruster and defining a thrust vector of the thruster received on the mobile plate. The pointing mechanism further comprises a rotary actuator coupled to the mobile plate by means of a connecting element, the rotary actuator being configured to rotate the connecting element about a rotational axis of the rotary actuator such that the thrust vector defined by the mobile plate rotates about the rotational axis, wherein the thrust vector is inclined relative to the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Haertel, Harald Langenbach, Christoph Maxmilian Von Lewinski, Sebastian Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10732066
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a component device, in particular for a primary supporting component of an aircraft, which comprises a first component element, a second component element, a bonding providing a connection between the first component element and the second component element, a marker substance device configured to dispense a volatile marker gas to the environment when in contact with the surrounding air and being hermetically sealed from the surrounding air by the first component element, the second component element, and/or the bonding if the bonding is not damaged, and a detector device configured to detect the marker gas dispensed by the marker substance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kruse, Thomas Körwien, Alois Friedberger, Andreas Helwig
  • Patent number: 10723985
    Abstract: A photobioreactor is described for cultivating phototrophic organisms and in particular a mat, as can be used in one such photobioreactor. The mat has a plurality of first fibres which are light conductive along their longitudinal direction and are constructed to decouple light conducted in the longitudinal direction laterally, at least somewhat transversely to the longitudinal direction. The mat furthermore has a plurality of second fibres which are electrically conductive along their longitudinal direction. With the aid of one such mat, light can on the one hand be coupled in the interior of a photobioreactor. On the other hand, a travelling electric alternating field can be generated by applying a suitable polyphase voltage from a voltage source with the aid of electrically conductive second fibres. This alternating field can act on electrically charged particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Johann Göbel, Jennifer Wagner, Robert Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20200226934
    Abstract: A device for determining a region of impact of an aircraft on the surface of the Earth in the event of an emergency is configured to compare weather forecasts from the past with the weather conditions that are actually occurring and to determine therefrom an uncertainty of the weather forecasts using statistical means. This uncertainty of the weather forecasts is used in addition to position data and state information of the aircraft in order to determine a probable region of impact of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Fabian Klüßendorf, Paul Stevens, Steve Tate
  • Patent number: 10705034
    Abstract: A method for detecting surface impurities on a surface of a component by X-ray fluorescence analysis uses a hand spectroscope for application to the surface of a component. The hand spectroscope comprises an X-ray source, a fluorescent radiation detector, an analyzer and a display. The method comprises irradiating the surface of the component with X-rays using the X-ray source; detecting fluorescent radiation, which is emitted by the surface of the component as a result of the irradiation with the X-rays, using the fluorescent radiation detector; measuring a radiation spectrum of the detected fluorescent radiation; generating an evaluation result by analyzing the measured radiation spectrum using the analyzer, the evaluation result comprising a quantitative measure of the surface impurity of the surface due to predetermined characteristic substances; and outputting the generated evaluation result on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Heckner, Georg Wachinger, Thomas Meer, Matthias Geistbeck