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Title: Remote shock sensing and notification system

Abstract

A low-power shock sensing system includes at least one shock sensor physically coupled to a chemical storage tank to be monitored for impacts, and an RF transmitter which is in a low-power idle state in the absence of a triggering signal. The system includes interference circuitry including or activated by the shock sensor, wherein an output of the interface circuitry is coupled to an input of the RF transmitter. The interface circuitry triggers the RF transmitting with the triggering signal to transmit an alarm message to at least one remote location when the sensor senses a shock greater than a predetermined threshold. In one embodiment the shock sensor is a shock switch which provides an open and a closed state, the open state being a low power idle state.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Alcoa, TN)
  3. (Lenoir City, TN)
  4. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ORO (Oak Ridge Operations, Oak Ridge, TN (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986102
Patent Number(s):
7,450,023
Application Number:
11/346,867; TRN: US201017%%22
Assignee:
UT Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; SHOCK WAVES; REMOTE SENSING; SENSORS; RF SYSTEMS; ALARM SYSTEMS; STORAGE FACILITIES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; STORAGE

Citation Formats

Muralidharan, Govindarajan, Britton, Charles L., Pearce, James, Jagadish, Usha, and Sikka, Vinod K. Remote shock sensing and notification system. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Muralidharan, Govindarajan, Britton, Charles L., Pearce, James, Jagadish, Usha, & Sikka, Vinod K. Remote shock sensing and notification system. United States.
Muralidharan, Govindarajan, Britton, Charles L., Pearce, James, Jagadish, Usha, and Sikka, Vinod K. Tue . "Remote shock sensing and notification system". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986102.
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abstractNote = {A low-power shock sensing system includes at least one shock sensor physically coupled to a chemical storage tank to be monitored for impacts, and an RF transmitter which is in a low-power idle state in the absence of a triggering signal. The system includes interference circuitry including or activated by the shock sensor, wherein an output of the interface circuitry is coupled to an input of the RF transmitter. The interface circuitry triggers the RF transmitting with the triggering signal to transmit an alarm message to at least one remote location when the sensor senses a shock greater than a predetermined threshold. In one embodiment the shock sensor is a shock switch which provides an open and a closed state, the open state being a low power idle state.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2008},
month = {Tue Nov 11 00:00:00 EST 2008}
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