Abstract: A method and system for examining subsurface targets utilizing an elevated or airborne platform. A broad spectrum of frequencies is transmitted from the platform and is directed at the various subsurface targets. A plurality of chirp signals would be utilized to transmit the entire frequency range. These signals are reflected from the various subsurface targets and are received by the platform. The received chirp signals are combined in a manner to allow the visualization of the subsurface target.
April 17, 2009
Date of Patent:
February 14, 2012
Mirage Systems, Inc.
George J. Moussally, Philip A. Fialer, Gary R. Dorff
Abstract: Flexible strap is passed around an elongated portion 11 of load-bearing hardware 10, and the two ends 2, 3 of the strap are overlapped, held in a curve, and stitched together. The overlapped strap portion is then centered around the elongated hardware portion and is formed into an eye that retains the elongated hardware portion. The eye is closed by stitching through all four strap layers of the strap extending from both sides of the hardware portion. A confluence wrap 5 is preferably wrapped around the eye closure area before this stitching. Preferably a nylon buffer is placed in the eye between the hardware and strap, and stitched in the eye closure area, to prevent chafing of the strap on the hardware. The curvature sewn into the overlapped strap ends provides even distribution of stress on the two ends when a load is placed on the hardware.