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Title: Systems and methods for measuring a parameter of a landfill including a barrier cap and wireless sensor systems and methods

Abstract

A method of measuring a parameter of a landfill including a cap, without passing wires through the cap, includes burying a sensor apparatus in the landfill prior to closing the landfill with the cap; providing a reader capable of communicating with the sensor apparatus via radio frequency (RF); placing an antenna above the barrier, spaced apart from the sensor apparatus; coupling the antenna to the reader either before or after placing the antenna above the barrier; providing power to the sensor apparatus, via the antenna, by generating a field using the reader; accumulating and storing power in the sensor apparatus; sensing a parameter of the landfill using the sensor apparatus while using power; and transmitting the sensed parameter to the reader via a wireless response signal. A system for measuring a parameter of a landfill is also provided.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176133
Patent Number(s):
7,187,299
Application Number:
10/974,917
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2004 Oct 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Kunerth, Dennis C., Svoboda, John M., and Johnson, James T. Systems and methods for measuring a parameter of a landfill including a barrier cap and wireless sensor systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Kunerth, Dennis C., Svoboda, John M., & Johnson, James T. Systems and methods for measuring a parameter of a landfill including a barrier cap and wireless sensor systems and methods. United States.
Kunerth, Dennis C., Svoboda, John M., and Johnson, James T. Tue . "Systems and methods for measuring a parameter of a landfill including a barrier cap and wireless sensor systems and methods". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176133.
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abstractNote = {A method of measuring a parameter of a landfill including a cap, without passing wires through the cap, includes burying a sensor apparatus in the landfill prior to closing the landfill with the cap; providing a reader capable of communicating with the sensor apparatus via radio frequency (RF); placing an antenna above the barrier, spaced apart from the sensor apparatus; coupling the antenna to the reader either before or after placing the antenna above the barrier; providing power to the sensor apparatus, via the antenna, by generating a field using the reader; accumulating and storing power in the sensor apparatus; sensing a parameter of the landfill using the sensor apparatus while using power; and transmitting the sensed parameter to the reader via a wireless response signal. A system for measuring a parameter of a landfill is also provided.},
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