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Title: A Remote Characterization System and a fault-tolerant tracking system for subsurface mapping of buried waste sites

Abstract

This paper describes two closely related projects that will provide new technology for characterizing hazardous waste burial sites. The first project, a collaborative effort by five of the national laboratories, involves the development and demonstration of a remotely controlled site characterization system. The Remote Characterization System (RCS) includes a unique low-signature survey vehicle, a base station, radio telemetry data links, satellite-based vehicle tracking, stereo vision, and sensors for noninvasive inspection of the surface and subsurface. The second project, conducted by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), involves the development of a position sensing system that can track a survey vehicle or instrument in the field. This system can coordinate updates at a rate of 200/s with an accuracy better than 0.1% of the distance separating the target and the sensor. It can employ acoustic or electromagnetic signals in a wide range of frequencies and can be operated as a passive or active device.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Co., Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  3. EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6688677
Report Number(s):
PNL-SA-20937; CONF-920851-85
ON: DE93004404
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Spectrum 92: nuclear and hazardous waste management international topical meeting, Boise, ID (United States), 23-27 Aug 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 42 ENGINEERING; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MAPPING; REMOTE SENSING; VEHICLES; REMOTE CONTROL; WASTES; ANTENNAS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; MAGNETOMETERS; PIPES; REMEDIAL ACTION; REMOTE VIEWING EQUIPMENT; ROBOTS; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; TANKS; UNDERGROUND; CONTAINERS; CONTROL; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; LEVELS; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; SURVEYS; 054000* - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 420200 - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques; 440800 - Miscellaneous Instrumentation- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Sandness, G A, Bennett, D W, Martinson, L, Bingham, D N, and Anderson, A A. A Remote Characterization System and a fault-tolerant tracking system for subsurface mapping of buried waste sites. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Sandness, G A, Bennett, D W, Martinson, L, Bingham, D N, & Anderson, A A. A Remote Characterization System and a fault-tolerant tracking system for subsurface mapping of buried waste sites. United States.
Sandness, G A, Bennett, D W, Martinson, L, Bingham, D N, and Anderson, A A. 1992. "A Remote Characterization System and a fault-tolerant tracking system for subsurface mapping of buried waste sites". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6688677.
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title = {A Remote Characterization System and a fault-tolerant tracking system for subsurface mapping of buried waste sites},
author = {Sandness, G A and Bennett, D W and Martinson, L and Bingham, D N and Anderson, A A},
abstractNote = {This paper describes two closely related projects that will provide new technology for characterizing hazardous waste burial sites. The first project, a collaborative effort by five of the national laboratories, involves the development and demonstration of a remotely controlled site characterization system. The Remote Characterization System (RCS) includes a unique low-signature survey vehicle, a base station, radio telemetry data links, satellite-based vehicle tracking, stereo vision, and sensors for noninvasive inspection of the surface and subsurface. The second project, conducted by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), involves the development of a position sensing system that can track a survey vehicle or instrument in the field. This system can coordinate updates at a rate of 200/s with an accuracy better than 0.1% of the distance separating the target and the sensor. It can employ acoustic or electromagnetic signals in a wide range of frequencies and can be operated as a passive or active device.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6688677}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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