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Title: Laser scanning system for object monitoring

Abstract

A laser scanner is located in a fixed position to have line-of-sight access to key features of monitored objects. The scanner rapidly scans pre-programmed points corresponding to the positions of retroreflecting targets affixed to the key features of the objects. The scanner is capable of making highly detailed scans of any portion of the field of view, permitting the exact location and identity of targets to be confirmed. The security of an object is verified by determining that the cooperative target is still present and that its position has not changed. The retroreflecting targets also modulate the reflected light for purposes of returning additional information back to the location of the scanner.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Powell, TN
  3. Clinton, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014504
Patent Number(s):
7360703
Application Number:
10/947,951
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04B - TRANSMISSION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

McIntyre, Timothy James, Maxey, Lonnie Curtis, Chiaro, Jr, and John, Peter. Laser scanning system for object monitoring. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
McIntyre, Timothy James, Maxey, Lonnie Curtis, Chiaro, Jr, & John, Peter. Laser scanning system for object monitoring. United States.
McIntyre, Timothy James, Maxey, Lonnie Curtis, Chiaro, Jr, and John, Peter. Tue . "Laser scanning system for object monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014504.
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abstractNote = {A laser scanner is located in a fixed position to have line-of-sight access to key features of monitored objects. The scanner rapidly scans pre-programmed points corresponding to the positions of retroreflecting targets affixed to the key features of the objects. The scanner is capable of making highly detailed scans of any portion of the field of view, permitting the exact location and identity of targets to be confirmed. The security of an object is verified by determining that the cooperative target is still present and that its position has not changed. The retroreflecting targets also modulate the reflected light for purposes of returning additional information back to the location of the scanner.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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