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Title: System, method and computer-readable medium for locating physical phenomena

Abstract

A method, system and computer product for detecting the location of a deformation of a structure includes baselining a defined energy transmitting characteristic for each of the plurality of laterally adjacent conductors attached to the structure. Each of the plurality of conductors includes a plurality of segments coupled in series and having an associated unit value representative of the defined energy transmitting characteristic. The plurality of laterally adjacent conductors includes a plurality of identity groups with each identity group including at least one of the plurality of segments from each of the plurality of conductors. Each of the plurality of conductors are monitored for a difference in the defined energy transmitting characteristic when compared with a baseline energy transmitting characteristic for each of the plurality of conductors. When the difference exceeds a threshold value, a location of the deformation along the structure is calculated.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
983071
Patent Number(s):
7,334,485
Application Number:
11/139,426
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Weseman, Matthew T, Rohrbaugh, David T, and Richardson, John G. System, method and computer-readable medium for locating physical phenomena. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Weseman, Matthew T, Rohrbaugh, David T, & Richardson, John G. System, method and computer-readable medium for locating physical phenomena. United States.
Weseman, Matthew T, Rohrbaugh, David T, and Richardson, John G. Tue . "System, method and computer-readable medium for locating physical phenomena". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/983071.
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