skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest

Abstract

An apparatus and method are provided for mapping an area of interest using polar coordinates or Cartesian coordinates. The apparatus includes a range finder, an azimuth angle measuring device to provide a heading and an inclinometer to provide an angle of inclination of the range finder as it relates to primary reference points and points of interest. A computer is provided to receive signals from the range finder, inclinometer and azimuth angle measurer to record location data and calculate relative locations between one or more points of interest and one or more primary reference points. The method includes mapping of an area of interest to locate points of interest relative to one or more primary reference points and to store the information in the desired manner. The device may optionally also include an illuminator which can be utilized to paint the area of interest to indicate both points of interest and primary points of reference during and/or after data acquisition.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM) Cohen, Daniel L. (Ithaca, NY)
  2. Fairfax, VA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamost National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, MN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014018
Patent Number(s):
7627448
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/877,065
Assignee:
Los Alamost National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, MN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01C - MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Staab, Torsten A., and Feller, Samuel. Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Staab, Torsten A., & Feller, Samuel. Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest. United States.
Staab, Torsten A., and Feller, Samuel. Tue . "Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014018.
@article{osti_1014018,
title = {Apparatus and method for mapping an area of interest},
author = {Staab, Torsten A. and Feller, Samuel},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method are provided for mapping an area of interest using polar coordinates or Cartesian coordinates. The apparatus includes a range finder, an azimuth angle measuring device to provide a heading and an inclinometer to provide an angle of inclination of the range finder as it relates to primary reference points and points of interest. A computer is provided to receive signals from the range finder, inclinometer and azimuth angle measurer to record location data and calculate relative locations between one or more points of interest and one or more primary reference points. The method includes mapping of an area of interest to locate points of interest relative to one or more primary reference points and to store the information in the desired manner. The device may optionally also include an illuminator which can be utilized to paint the area of interest to indicate both points of interest and primary points of reference during and/or after data acquisition.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {12}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: