Ms. Kathy Minear & Dr. G. Pat Martin are inventors in the areas of
Widely-Spaced Adaptive Arraying, Advanced Signal and Image Processing
MOST RECENT PATENTS (2015-2023)
Description: Specialized Arrays’ closed-loop widely spaced coherent transmit arraying technology for missions such as directed energy and COMM using quick deployable and VERY widely-spaced antennas.
Description: SAI Closed-loop Equatorial RADAR array; Detection of ALL Earth-propagating objects; One-pass orbital characterization
Description: SAI The focus of this invention is on station-kept, synchronous orbits, particularly geosynchronous orbits (GSO), although the invention is not limited to this region of Space.
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Description: Protection of military and civilian assets from multiple simultaneous threats is vital. Current systems may not be able to handle a multiple simultaneous threat environment, resulting in insufficient power delivered to mitigate the threats. With a single receive (Rx) tetrahedron multi-beam phased array and one or more multi-beam transmit (Tx) units, hemispherical coverage and simultaneous threat mitigation can be performed.
Patent pending: 17/116,287
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ANTENNA COHERENT TRANSMIT ARRAYING for COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (2010-2012)
WIDELY-SPACED CONFORMAL BODY COHERENT TRANSMIT ARRAYING (2010)
Description: Widely-spaced coherent transmit combining of elements on a conformal body using a model-based approach. An application is ORION spacecraft COMM. Patent was abandoned during publication.
LIDAR DATA AND ELECTRO-OPTICAL IMAGE REGISTRATION, FUSION, AND VISUALIZATION (2010-2012)
Description: Fusion of imagery with point cloud data to generate 3D ‘colorized’ models
Description: Colorization of point cloud data in Hue-Saturation-Intensity space based on corresponding scene content from radiometric image data
Description: Segmentation of a radiometric image for determination of color scale to use on point cloud data points
Description: Autonomous alignment of 3D point cloud lidar data with 2D imagery by generating filtered density images from the 3D data
Description: Registration of 3D to 3D point cloud data by generating filtered density images
Description: Registration of 3D to 3D point cloud data using an eigenanalysis to determine centroids of candidate features.
Description: Novel new correlator for cross sensor data alignment
SURFACE DETECTION USING POINT CLOUD (LIDAR) DATA
SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING
Description: Martin & Minear Method for Open-Loop Coherent Transmit Combining of Widely-Spaced Large Ground Reflectors
Description: Method used in calibration of circuitry and fiber for open-loop model-based widely-spaced coherent transmit arraying. This method used sums and differences of sines and cosines and was NOT the method ultimately demonstrated on NASA-funded TxACE program in 2010. An alternate method was developed on government funding.
Description: Method for calibration of circuitry and fiber for open-loop model-based widely-spaced coherent transmit arraying.
Description: Deep space widely spaced coherent transmit method; Also called Martin & Minear Instant Return Method; Correction of atmospheric effects using model and known emitter within main beam of an element. Reduced to practice on NASA TxACE
Description: Deep space widely spaced coherent transmit method; Used to refine antenna reference point locations using known emitters; Reduced to practice on NASA TxACE (government has royalty-free rights to use)