Patents Assigned to Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
  • Publication number: 20130203190
    Abstract: A method of making redistributed electronic devices that includes providing a wafer having a plurality of electronic devices, each electronic device having a pattern of contact areas forming die pads. The method also includes forming redistribution layers on a temporary substrate having a pattern of contact areas forming wafer bonding pads matching the die pads and a pattern of contact areas forming redistributed pads different than the wafer bonding pads, the wafer bonding pads are coupled to the redistributed pads through a plurality of stacked conductive and insulating layers. The die pads are coupled to the wafer bonding pads, and the temporary substrate is removed. The wafer and redistribution layers are then divided into a plurality of redistributed electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: THOMAS REED, DAVID HERNDON, SUZANNE DUNPHY
  • Publication number: 20130202308
    Abstract: A phased antenna array includes a plurality of electro-optic (EO) circuits. Each EO circuit has a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to receive a baseband signal, and an optical source comprising an opto-electronic oscillator configured to generate an optical signal. Each EO circuit also has an EO modulator coupled downstream of the DAC and to the optical source and configured to modulate an optical carrier signal based upon the baseband signal and the optical signal, and an optical combiner coupled downstream of the EO modulator and coupled to the optical source. In addition, there are a plurality of antenna circuits spaced apart from the plurality of EO circuits, each antenna circuit comprising at least one photodiode and an antenna element coupled thereto. Moreover, a plurality of optical fibers couple the plurality of EO circuits to the plurality of antenna circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Charles Middleton, Alan Mast, Jay Kralovec, Richard Desalvo, Gus W. Deibner, Jeff Philo
  • Publication number: 20130201076
    Abstract: An antenna includes an antenna base having a first optically cured resin body and a conductive layer thereon. In addition, the antenna also has at least one feed line constructed from an electrically conductive material. Moreover, a feed line retainer including a second optically cured resin body and having at least one recess therein carries the at least one feed line. The feed line retainer is positioned within the antenna base such that the at least one feed line does not contact the electrically conductive layer on the antenna base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: JOSHUA VOS, Robert Corbit, Gregory M. Jandzio, Chris Snyder, Thomas Reed
  • Publication number: 20130202306
    Abstract: A phased antenna array includes a plurality of electro-optic (EO) circuits. Each EO circuit has a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to receive a baseband signal, and an optical source comprising an optical source electro-optical (EO) modulator and configured to generate an optical signal. Each EO circuit also has an EO modulator coupled downstream of the DAC and to the optical source and configured to modulate an optical carrier signal based upon the baseband signal and the optical signal, and an optical combiner coupled downstream of the EO modulator and coupled to the optical source. In addition, there are a plurality of antenna circuits spaced apart from the plurality of EO circuits, each antenna circuit comprising at least one photodiode and an antenna element coupled thereto. Moreover, a plurality of optical fibers couple the plurality of EU circuits to the plurality of antenna circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Charles MIDDLETON, Alan MAST, Jay KRALOVEC, Richard DESALVO, Gus W. DEIBNER, Jeff PHILO
  • Publication number: 20130202307
    Abstract: A phased antenna array includes a plurality of electro-optic (EO) circuits. Each EO circuit has a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to receive a baseband signal, and an optical source configured to generate an optical signal. Each EO circuit also has an EO modulator coupled downstream of the DAC and to the optical source and configured to modulate an optical carrier signal based upon the baseband signal and the optical signal, and an optical combiner coupled downstream of the EO modulator and coupled to the optical source. In addition, there are a plurality of antenna circuits spaced apart from the plurality of EO circuits, each antenna circuit comprising at least one photodiode and an antenna element coupled thereto. Moreover, a plurality of optical fibers couple the plurality of EO circuits to the plurality of antenna circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Charles Middleton, Alan Mast, Jay Kralovec, Richard Desalvo, Gus W. Deibner, Jeff Philo
  • Publication number: 20130188952
    Abstract: A communications device includes a transmitter device including first and second optical sources, a first optical coupler coupled to the first and second optical sources, and a first modulator coupled to the first optical coupler and to modulate a combined carrier signal including the first and second optical carrier signals with an RF input signal. The communications device includes a receiver device having a second modulator to further modulate the modulated combined carrier signal with an LO signal, a FM-PM discriminator coupled to the second modulator and to convert the modulated combined carrier signal to an intensity modulated combined carrier signal based upon the LO signal, a second optical coupler coupled to the FM-PM discriminator and to generate first and second intensity modulated carrier signals, and an optical-to-electrical converter coupled to the second optical coupler and to generate an IF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Robert C. Peach, Charles Middleton, Richard DeSalvo, Scott L. Meredith
  • Publication number: 20130185755
    Abstract: An LTE wireless communication system includes an LTE base station, and mobile wireless communications devices. Each mobile wireless communications device exchanges video data with another mobile wireless communications device via the LTE base station and by sending at least one of a PTV request and an RTV request to the LTE base station. The LTE base station is configured, when network traffic is below a threshold value, to allocate bandwidth for a PTV connection between a given mobile wireless communications device and a given other mobile wireless communications device, and, when the network traffic exceeds the threshold value, to allocate bandwidth for an RTV connection between the given mobile wireless communications device and the given other mobile wireless communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: Barry EINSIG
  • Publication number: 20130182075
    Abstract: A geospatial and image data collection system includes a laser source configured to direct laser radiation toward a geospatial area, and an image sensor. The image sensor is configured to be operable in a first sensing mode to sense reflected laser radiation from the geospatial area representative of three dimensional (3D) geospatial data, and a second sensing mode to sense ambient radiation from the geospatial area representative of two dimensional (2D) image data. In addition, a controller is configured to operate the image sensor in the first and second sensing modes to generate the 3D geospatial data and 2D image data registered therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: William Earle CLIFTON
  • Publication number: 20130175628
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a transistor device including a transistor package and transistor terminals extending outwardly therefrom. The electronic device may also include an electrically conductive body removably coupled to and shorting together the transistor terminals for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: John Robert McIntyre, Andrew Mui
  • Publication number: 20130151924
    Abstract: A data handling system includes a compressive sensing unit that receives a source date file. A sparseness module compressive sensing unit generates a sparse source data file by inducing sparseness into the source data file. A measurement module within the compressive sensing unit generates a compressed sensed source data file from the sparse source data file and based on a sensing matrix. The compressed sensed source data file is to be transmitted to a remote data storage facility for storage. A recovery unit generates the source data file from the compressed sensed source data file retrieved from the remote data storage facility and based upon the sensing matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Edward R. Beadle, Charles Zahm
  • Publication number: 20130142286
    Abstract: A wireless communications device includes a receiver, and a demodulator coupled downstream from the receiver and configured to use a continuous phase modulation (CPM) waveform to non-coherently demodulate a received signal. The demodulator is configured to generate waveform banks, each waveform bank having a respective different frequency offset associated therewith, determine a correlation output metric for each waveform bank, select a waveform bank for demodulating the received signal based upon the correlation output metrics of the waveform banks, and demodulate the received signal using the selected waveform bank and the associated frequency offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: James A. Norris, John W. Nieto
  • Publication number: 20130126701
    Abstract: An optical sensing system includes a transmitter configured to transmit a free-space optical signal toward a target, and a receiver configured to receive a reflected free-space optical target signal from the target. The receiver includes a phase sensitive amplifier (PSA), a homodyne detector coupled downstream from the PSA, and a controller configured to adjust a phase of the PSA based upon the homodyne detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: KEVIN H. SMITH, Christopher P. Visone, Ryan T. Glasser, Michael L. Silver, Lee. M. Burberry, Peter A. Wasilousky
  • Publication number: 20130105155
    Abstract: A method for hydrocarbon resource recovery in a subterranean formation including a laterally extending injector well having a tubular conductor therein, and a laterally extending producer well adjacent the injector well, may include drilling outwardly from a distal end of the injector well beyond a distal end of the tubular conductor to define an extended injector well portion. The method may further include advancing a radio frequency (RF) conductor through the tubular conductor so as to extend beyond the distal end of the tubular conductor and into the extended injector well portion. The method may further include supplying RF energy into adjacent portions of the subterranean formation from the RF conductor, and recovering hydrocarbon resources utilizing the producer well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: Francis Eugene Parsche
  • Publication number: 20130075137
    Abstract: A method is for making a multilayer circuit board from circuit board layers, each including a dielectric layer and conductive traces thereon including a first metal. The method includes forming a through-via in a first circuit board layer, plating the through-via with the first metal, and coating a second metal onto the first metal of the first circuit board layer, the plated through-via, and the first metal. The method also includes aligning the first and second circuit board layers together so that the plated through-via of the first circuit board layer is adjacent a feature on the second circuit board layer, and heating and pressing the aligned first and second circuit board layers so as to laminate the dielectric layers together and form an intermetallic compound of the first and second metals bonding adjacent metal portions together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Michael Raymond Weatherspoon, Louis Joseph Rendek, JR., Lawrence Wayne Shacklette, Casey P. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20130044744
    Abstract: A code division multiple access (CDMA) communications device includes a CDMA receiver to isolate a CDMA signal, and a processor to generate a quantized sample representation of the CDMA signal. The processor performs a hard correlation between the quantized sample representation of the CDMA signal and a quantized representation of a reference to generate a coarse time alignment. Based upon the coarse time alignment, the processor performs a soft correlation between actual values of the CDMA signal and the reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: PAUL EDWARD VOGLEWEDE, James Thomas Stoops
  • Publication number: 20130034031
    Abstract: An ad hoc wireless communications network includes wireless nodes arranged in a backbone net and stub nets coupled to the backbone net via respective wireless nodes defining gateway nodes. A method for the network includes transmitting node role information from each gateway node to respective wireless nodes within each stub net. The node role information includes node reactive routing directions for establishing a route outside of a given stub net. A route request is unicast transmitted from a first wireless node in a respective first stub net to a respective first gateway node based upon the node role information. The route request is a request to communicate to a second wireless node in a respective second stub net. The route request is transmitted from the first gateway node across the backbone net to the second gateway node of the second stub net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Stephen Guy Sherman, Justin Roy Dietrich, Timothy Raymond Klembczyk, Nick Andrew Van Stralen, Tony Michael Dal Santo, James Andrew McCusker
  • Publication number: 20130028552
    Abstract: A tunable Radio Frequency (RF) filter device includes a tunable optical source generating an optical carrier signal, and a modulator coupled to the tunable optical source and modulating the optical carrier signal with an RF input signal. The tunable RF filter device may include first and second optical waveguide paths coupled to the modulator and having first and second dispersion slopes of opposite sign from each other, one or more of the first and second optical waveguide paths comprising an optical splitter and combiner pair therein, and an optical-to-electrical converter coupled to the first and second optical waveguide paths and generating an RF output signal with a frequency notch therein based upon the tunable optical source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Richard DeSALVO, Charles Middleton
  • Publication number: 20130028551
    Abstract: A tunable Radio Frequency (RF) filter device includes a tunable optical source configured to generate an optical carrier signal, and a modulator coupled to the tunable optical source and configured to modulate the optical carrier signal with an RF input signal. The tunable RF filter device may also include first and second optical waveguides coupled to the modulator and having first and second dispersion slopes of opposite sign, and an optical-to-electrical converter coupled to the first and second optical waveguides and configured to generate an RF output signal with a frequency notch therein based upon the tunable optical source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventors: Richard DeSALVO, Charles Middleton
  • Publication number: 20130005281
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) communications device may include a power amplifier, an antenna, a tunable coupler between the power amplifier and the antenna, a processor, and an exciter module coupled between the processor and the power amplifier and generating an RF signal based upon a baseband signal. The processor may be configured to set the tunable coupler to a desired tuning and thereby defining a transfer function for the tunable coupler, and to generate an inverse transfer function of the transfer function of the tunable coupler. The processor may be configured to perform digital filtering upstream of the power amplifier based upon the inverse transfer function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: Andrew MUI
  • Publication number: 20120287018
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a substrate and a stacked arrangement of layers thereon. The stacked arrangement of layers may include a photovoltaic layer above the substrate, and an antenna ground plane above the photovoltaic layer. The antenna ground plane may include a first electrically conductive mesh layer being optically transmissive. The stacked arrangement of layers may further include a patch antenna above the photovoltaic layer and may include a second electrically conductive mesh layer being optically transmissive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Harris Corporation, Corporation of the State of Delaware
    Inventor: Francis Eugene Parsche