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Title: Complex pendulum biomass sensor

Abstract

A complex pendulum system biomass sensor having a plurality of pendulums. The plurality of pendulums allow the system to detect a biomass height and density. Each pendulum has an angular deflection sensor and a deflector at a unique height. The pendulums are passed through the biomass and readings from the angular deflection sensors are fed into a control system. The control system determines whether adjustment of machine settings is appropriate and either displays an output to the operator, or adjusts automatically adjusts the machine settings, such as the speed, at which the pendulums are passed through the biomass. In an alternate embodiment, an entanglement sensor is also passed through the biomass to determine the amount of biomass entanglement. This measure of entanglement is also fed into the control system.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Rigby, ID
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921495
Patent Number(s):
7,311,013
Application Number:
11/537,007
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hoskinson, Reed L, Kenney, Kevin L, and Perrenoud, Ben C. Complex pendulum biomass sensor. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Hoskinson, Reed L, Kenney, Kevin L, & Perrenoud, Ben C. Complex pendulum biomass sensor. United States.
Hoskinson, Reed L, Kenney, Kevin L, and Perrenoud, Ben C. 2007. "Complex pendulum biomass sensor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921495.
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abstractNote = {A complex pendulum system biomass sensor having a plurality of pendulums. The plurality of pendulums allow the system to detect a biomass height and density. Each pendulum has an angular deflection sensor and a deflector at a unique height. The pendulums are passed through the biomass and readings from the angular deflection sensors are fed into a control system. The control system determines whether adjustment of machine settings is appropriate and either displays an output to the operator, or adjusts automatically adjusts the machine settings, such as the speed, at which the pendulums are passed through the biomass. In an alternate embodiment, an entanglement sensor is also passed through the biomass to determine the amount of biomass entanglement. This measure of entanglement is also fed into the control system.},
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