Patents Assigned to Bae Systems Controls Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210391601
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a battery test assembly. The battery test assembly includes a container forming an enclosed cavity having sides, a top and a bottom with an opening in the top, a first electrode having a first non-electrically active coating material, a second electrode having a second non-electrically active coating material, a separator disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode the separator including an insulator material and a non-ionic liquid within the cavity, wherein the first electrode, separator and second electrode are wound in a spiral configuration within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Doak
  • Patent number: 11199123
    Abstract: A system for cooling an engine is provided. The system uses a rim driven fan having an electric motor in a frame of the fan to move air through a radiator toward the outside of the vehicle. The electric motor may have the rotor and the stator axially or radially aligned. The plurality of fan blades extends radially inward of a support which is formed integral with or attached to the rotor. Rim driven fans are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lemberg, Kolin Arnold, Richard C. Sutphin
  • Publication number: 20210385089
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for authentication components of a public network are disclosed. A master compares an actual HMAC with an expected HMAC, determines that component fails authentication when the actual HMAC does not match the expected HMAC and causes at least one operation to be inhibited when component fails authentication for a preset number of times while the component is connected to the public network. The actual HMAC is determined by the component. The expected HMAC and actual HMAC are independently determined using the same process and using a key. The same key is stored, in advance, in both the master and the component and not transmitted. The master generates a random number and sends the same to the component. The expected HMAC and actual HMAC are determined using the random number input into a one-way hash function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Burgin, Liam J. Garstang
  • Publication number: 20210385981
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling electronic components includes a chassis having a hot side compartment having one or more first electrical components and a cold side compartment having one or more second electrical components. A coolant channel is connected to the cold side compartment. At least one thermoelectric cooler (TEC) is positioned within the cold side compartment. The TEC has a cold plate and a hot plate, the hot plate being connected to the coolant channel and the cold plate being connected to the one or more second electrical components. A method for cooling electronic components using at least one TEC includes identifying an amount of heat to be removed from the one or more second electronic components and determining the TEC with the peak performance based on a best Delta T. The method includes monitoring the Delta T and adjusting the input voltage to maintain the optimum Delta T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lemberg, Arnold Ahnood, Kolin Arnold, Filippo Muggeo
  • Publication number: 20210376503
    Abstract: An insulator interface serves as both an insulator and the forming tool for a busbar. The busbar insulator interface includes a hollow riser having at least one channel extending between first and second openings at opposite ends of the riser, a busbar forming section located at one of the first and second openings of the riser and a terminal locating section extending from the busbar forming section, wherein the busbar forming section is configured for folding a busbar onto the terminal locating section. A busbar assembly includes a combination of a single piece busbar and an insulator interface. The busbar has one end pre-formed and other end straight to allow the busbar to pass through the insulator interface. The busbar insulator interface is designed to act as the forming tool with the proper bend radius for the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Czebiniak
  • Publication number: 20210344297
    Abstract: Passive filters, line replaceable units and a modular power supply are provided. The passive filter comprises an inductor and a diode bridge. The inductor has a first end and a second end. The first end is coupleable to a phase output of an inverter. The diode bridge comprises a first diode and a second diode. The anode of the first diode is coupled to the second end of the inductor and a cathode of the first diode is coupleable to a positive DC bus voltage. The cathode of the second diode is coupled to the second end of the inductor and the anode of the second diode is coupleable to a negative DC bus voltage. The passive filter output is coupleable to cable(s) for an AC electric machine. A reverse recovery charge of the diodes achieves a target DV/DT for an output voltage of the passive filter at operating temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Vovos, Peter A. Carruthers, Benjamin T. Webster
  • Publication number: 20210341544
    Abstract: A fault detection system for a system having a single DC input and a plurality of A/C loads such as an electric or hybrid electric vehicle. A plurality of inverters convert DC to 3-phase A/C and supply A/C power to a corresponding individual A/C load. Each inverter includes a common mode current transformer and a controller. An individual corresponding common mode current transformer is coupled to the 3-phase A/C output of the inverter. An individual corresponding controller is coupled to the output of an individual corresponding common mode current transformer and is coupled to an individual corresponding A/C load. Each controller is configured to detect a fault at the individual corresponding A/C load and in the case of detection of a fault at an individual corresponding A/C load, the corresponding controller disables the A/C load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Vovos, Peter A. Carruthers, Andrew S. Clark, Arthur P. Lyons, Benjamin T. Webster
  • Patent number: 11155340
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating actuator control electronics are described. In an example, a system can include a first lane and a second lane configured to be in communication with each other. The first lane can receive first data associated with a first pattern and send the first pattern to the second lane. The second lane can receive second data associated with a second pattern and send the second pattern to the first lane. The first and second lanes can each compare the first pattern with the second pattern. Based on the comparison, the first lane can select first input data and the second lane can select second input data. The first lane can generate a first actuator command using the first input data. The second lane can generate a second actuator command using the second input data. The first and second actuator commands can be bit-for-bit identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Gurjeet Jaggi, Christopher M. Blain, Gary P. Ellsworth, Matthew J. Pomes
  • Publication number: 20210326108
    Abstract: A port is provided that utilized various techniques to manage contention for the same by controlling data that is written to and read from the port in multi-core assembly within a usable computing system. When the port is a sampling port, the assembly may include at least two cores, a plurality of buffers in operative communication with the at least one sampling ports, a non-blocking contention management unit comprising a plurality of pointers that collectively operate to manage contention of shared ports in a multi-core computing system. When the port is queuing port, the assembly may include buffers in communication with the queuing port and the buffers are configured to hold multiple messages in the queuing port. The assembly may manage contention of shared queuing ports in a multi-core computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Ajen Lewis, Nicholas M. Didycz, John Mizerak
  • Patent number: 11139516
    Abstract: A battery cell module includes a housing having a stack of a plurality of battery cells. The stack includes a plurality of battery cells sequentially stacked within the housing. Each of the battery cells has first and second opposed faces. The stack further includes a plurality of heat sink plates sequentially interleaved between the plurality of battery cells. Each of the plurality of heat sink plates has a body extending in a first plane surrounded by an outer edge. The body has a plurality of mounting tabs arranged to support a respective battery cell in the sequential stack within the housing such that the plurality of battery cells are maintained in alignment within the housing. A method includes sequentially interleaving battery cells and heat sink plates within a housing, where mounting tabs in the heart sink plates maintain the battery cells in alignment within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hess, Loren Early, Peter Minni
  • Publication number: 20210282272
    Abstract: A ball grid array device includes a monitoring circuit of inactive solder joints and a processor such as a field programmable gate array (FPGA) or other processor capable of determining the open or closed status of the monitoring circuit. The monitoring circuit traverses one or more of the solder joints between components being joined, such as a printed circuit board and an integrated circuit device. In certain embodiments, the inactive solder joints may be located within regions of the ball grid array that are predisposed to failure, such as at the periphery or corners of the printed circuit board, or proximate to regions that experience a broad range of operating temperatures. The failure of a solder joint within the monitoring circuit can be used to schedule maintenance of the ball grid array device prior to failure of an active solder joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin E. Hill, John K. Khadjadorian, Cort D. Lansenderfer, Russell M. Petrosky
  • Patent number: 11108101
    Abstract: A vehicle battery thermal management system and method providing active internal air cooling includes a heat exchanger mounted within an exterior wall of the battery enclosure. The heat exchanger has a first set of heat exchanger elements extending externally to the battery enclosure and in fluid communication with external ambient air. The heat exchanger has a second set of heat exchanger elements extending internally to the battery enclosure and in fluid communication with internal air within the battery enclosure. The system includes at least one of an external damper door and an internal damper door. The external damper door is configured to control the flow of the external ambient air into the first set of heat exchanger elements. The internal damper door is configured to control the flow of the internal air into the first set of heat exchanger elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Kosteva, Arthur P. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20210254692
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a gear box. The gear box comprises a first shaft coupled to a first motor and a second shaft coupled to the second motor and a third shift. Each shaft extends through a respective pinion. The gearbox has a first shifter for the first motor and a second shifter for the second motor. The shifters are configured to selectively engage a respective pinion to an appropriate shaft as needed. The gear box further comprises a fourth shaft extending through a first gear and a second gear and an other pinion. The first gear meshes with a first pinion. The second gear meshes with a second pinion. The other pinion meshes with a third pinion and a fourth gear. A differential is mechanically coupled to the fourth gear and a left axle shaft and a right axle shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventor: Bart W. Mancini
  • Patent number: 11092220
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a gear box. The gear box comprises a first shaft coupled to a first motor and a second shaft coupled to the second motor and a third shift. Each shaft extends through a respective pinion. The gearbox has a first shifter for the first motor and a second shifter for the second motor. The shifters are configured to selectively engage a respective pinion to an appropriate shaft as needed. The gear box further comprises a fourth shaft extending through a first gear and a second gear and an other pinion. The first gear meshes with a first pinion. The second gear meshes with a second pinion. The other pinion meshes with a third pinion and a fourth gear. A differential is mechanically coupled to the fourth gear and a left axle shaft and a right axle shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventor: Bart W. Mancini
  • Patent number: 11052782
    Abstract: A charging system for a vehicle is provided. The charging system is for charging an energy storage system of the vehicle using grid power. The grid power may be an external three-phase AC. The charging system may use field weakening techniques to reduce a peak line-line voltage detected at input terminals of conversion circuitry when a need is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Lemberg, Peter A. Carruthers
  • Publication number: 20210197960
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating actuator control electronics are described. In an example, a system can include a first lane and a second lane configured to be in communication with each other. The first lane can receive first data associated with a first pattern and send the first pattern to the second lane. The second lane can receive second data associated with a second pattern and send the second pattern to the first lane. The first and second lanes can each compare the first pattern with the second pattern. Based on the comparison, the first lane can select first input data and the second lane can select second input data. The first lane can generate a first actuator command using the first input data. The second lane can generate a second actuator command using the second input data. The first and second actuator commands can be bit-for-bit identical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Gurjeet Jaggi, Christopher M. Blain, Gary P. Ellsworth, Matthew J. Pomes
  • Patent number: 10990669
    Abstract: Methods and systems to generate training data for a model are described. A processor may receive operational data collected by a component of a vehicle. The processor may receive a selection indicating a processing mode to process the operational data. The processor may identify, based on the processing mode, a simulation component configured to simulate the component of the vehicle. The processor may transform the operational data into an instruction for the simulation component. The instruction may be in a format executable by the simulation component to simulate the component of the vehicle. The processor may receive an output of the simulation performed by the simulation component. The processor may train a model using the received output, where the model is being trained to detect abnormal behavior exhibited by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt A. Streifert, John F. Bleichert, Michael B. Samsel
  • Publication number: 20210115831
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods and programs for reducing emissions from engines are provided. For example, one system for reducing emissions from engines comprises a heating controller coupled to an energy storage device (ESD). The heating controller is configured to control a heating element to heat one or more components of an after-treatment system using energy from the ESD under a first condition and to control the heating element to stop heating the one or more components of the after-treatment system when a second condition is satisfied. Additionally, another system for reducing emissions from engines comprises a controller detecting a decrease in a demanded torque from an engine and an ISG. The controller is then configured to operate a clutch to disengage the engine from the ISG, if after removing fuel from the engine, the sensed speed of the engine is above a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Derek M. Matthews, Timothy L. Wells
  • Publication number: 20210112690
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooling electronic components includes a chassis having a hot side compartment having one or more first electrical components and a cold side compartment having one or more second electrical components. A coolant channel is connected to the cold side compartment. At least one thermoelectric cooler (TEC) is positioned within the cold side compartment. The TEC has a cold plate and a hot plate, the hot plate being connected to the coolant channel and the cold plate being connected to the one or more second electrical components. A method for cooling electronic components using at least one TEC includes identifying an amount of heat to be removed from the one or more second electronic components and determining the TEC with the peak performance based on a best Delta T. The method includes monitoring the Delta T and adjusting the input voltage to maintain the optimum Delta T.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Lemberg, Arnold Ahnood, Kolin Arnold, Filippo Muggeo
  • Patent number: D929431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems Controls Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt A. Streifert, Michael B. Samsel, Kin C. Tong