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GateKeeper: In Space Debris Detection Technology
Popularly predicted by Donald Kessler, the Kessler Effect seems to be more of a descriptor of the current low-Earth orbit conditions rather than a prophetic warning. The idea is that there are going to be so many satellites and other debris in low-Earth orbit that collisions between objects may become inevitable. Because of the high density of space...
Published: 6/24/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jekan Thangavelautham, Leonard Vance, Jose Moreno
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering
Lifelong Adaptive Neuronal Learning for Complete, Coverage Path Planning by an Autonomous Multi-Robot Team
This invention is an approach to neural networks solving both the human intervention problem and the power mitigation problem. Artificial Neural Tissue is a neural network with no centralized controller that allows a swarm of robots to cover a new area in near linear time. In this instance providing a solution to large spacecraft monitoring. Background: UAVs,...
Published: 1/11/2021   |   Inventor(s): Byong Kwon, Jekan Thangavelautham
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Networking, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Wireless
Laser Beam for External Position Control and Traffic Management of On-Orbit Satellites
This invention is a satellite control system. The system consists of a customized “smart skin” containing solar panels, power and control circuitry, and an embedded secondary propulsion system. A laser is used from a ground station or another spacecraft and is beamed towards the satellite. The satellite has onboard photovoltaics that act...
Published: 10/8/2020   |   Inventor(s): Himangshu Kalita, Leonard Vance, Jekan Thangavelautham, Vishnu Reddy Kanuouru
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Optical, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Wireless, Technology Classifications > Imaging & Optics > Lasers & Other Sources
Spherical Robots for Off-World Surface Exploration
This invention is a smart spherical robot for the intended use to perform rapid mapping, ground awareness, and synthesizing life-data for real-time use. The system is compact and is intended to withstand environments on other planets. Background: Rapid advancement in electronics, sensors, actuators, and power have resulted in shrinking devices and...
Published: 4/14/2020   |   Inventor(s): Jekan Thangavelautham, Himangshu Kalita
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation > Robotics
Low Tension Tether System to Constrain Satellite Clusters and Permit High Bandwidth Communications
These inventions are components of a satellite based communication system using nanosatellites called CubeSats. These cube-shaped satellites developed by NASA are approximately four inches with a volume of about a quart and weighing three pounds. The integrated system uses clusters of tethered CubeSats and commercial components that communicate through...
Published: 4/14/2020   |   Inventor(s): Leonard Vance, Jekan Thangavelautham
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Networking
Nanosatellite Based Low Cost Laser Communications Network for Low Earth Orbit
These inventions are components of a satellite based communication system using nanosatellites called CubeSats. These cube-shaped satellites developed by NASA are approximately four inches with a volume of about a quart and weighing three pounds. The integrated system uses clusters of tethered CubeSats and commercial components that communicate through...
Published: 4/14/2020   |   Inventor(s): Leonard Vance, Jekan Thangavelautham
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Wireless
Integrated Lander Chassis for CubeSats
This invention is a series of lander designs which are intended for lunar exploration which would allow CubeSats to expand into being planetary surface explorers. The series of designs transforms a CubeSat into a lander with four legs to optimize space exploration. The four landing legs, each with a foot structure and connected via rotational supports...
Published: 6/20/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jekan Thangavelautham, Aman Chandra, Alvaro Diaz-Flores Caminero
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering
Swarms of Spacecraft for Flyby Exploration, Mapping and Resource Prospecting
This invention proposes the use of swarms of small spacecraft to perform space exploration. The swarms are capable of completing the tasks normally given to larger spacecraft and can do so more efficiently. The proposed swarms are applicable for exploring small bodies in space and outer solar system bodies. The results of the proposed invention show...
Published: 4/3/2019   |   Inventor(s): Ravi Nallapu, Erik Asphaug, Jekan Thangavelautham
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Wireless, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Devices & Instrumentation > Robotics
Throttling, Descent and Landing of a Projectile Using Spin-Stabilization and Torque-Free Precession
This invention is a method for landing a projectile using solid rockets for a soft-landing onto the bottom surface of pits on the Moon, or other difficult surfaces. The method also includes spin stabilization to ensure the projectile stays oriented for a secure landing. The invention is intended to be used by rovers on the Moon and Mars for discovering....
Published: 1/9/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jekan Thangavelautham, Steven Morad, Leonard Vance, Thomas Dailey
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Category(s): Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Communications & Networking > Wireless, Technology Classifications > Engineering & Physical Sciences > Transportation & Automotive > Autonomous/Intelligent Vehicle Compone