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Title: Method and appartus for converting static in-ground vehicle scales into weigh-in-motion systems

Abstract

An apparatus and method for converting in-ground static weighing scales for vehicles to weigh-in-motion systems. The apparatus upon conversion includes the existing in-ground static scale, peripheral switches and an electronic module for automatic computation of the weight. By monitoring the velocity, tire position, axle spacing, and real time output from existing static scales as a vehicle drives over the scales, the system determines when an axle of a vehicle is on the scale at a given time, monitors the combined weight output from any given axle combination on the scale(s) at any given time, and from these measurements automatically computes the weight of each individual axle and gross vehicle weight by an integration, integration approximation, and/or signal averaging technique.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Lenior City, TN
  2. Oak Ridge, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RES COR
OSTI Identifier:
874781
Patent Number(s):
US 6459050
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; appartus; converting; static; in-ground; vehicle; scales; weigh-in-motion; systems; apparatus; weighing; vehicles; conversion; existing; scale; peripheral; switches; electronic; module; automatic; computation; weight; monitoring; velocity; tire; position; axle; spacing; time; output; drives; determines; monitors; combined; combination; measurements; automatically; computes; individual; gross; integration; approximation; andor; signal; averaging; technique; /177/702/

Citation Formats

Muhs, Jeffrey D, Scudiere, Matthew B, and Jordan, John K. Method and appartus for converting static in-ground vehicle scales into weigh-in-motion systems. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Muhs, Jeffrey D, Scudiere, Matthew B, & Jordan, John K. Method and appartus for converting static in-ground vehicle scales into weigh-in-motion systems. United States.
Muhs, Jeffrey D, Scudiere, Matthew B, and Jordan, John K. Tue . "Method and appartus for converting static in-ground vehicle scales into weigh-in-motion systems". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874781.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for converting in-ground static weighing scales for vehicles to weigh-in-motion systems. The apparatus upon conversion includes the existing in-ground static scale, peripheral switches and an electronic module for automatic computation of the weight. By monitoring the velocity, tire position, axle spacing, and real time output from existing static scales as a vehicle drives over the scales, the system determines when an axle of a vehicle is on the scale at a given time, monitors the combined weight output from any given axle combination on the scale(s) at any given time, and from these measurements automatically computes the weight of each individual axle and gross vehicle weight by an integration, integration approximation, and/or signal averaging technique.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
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