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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 interface 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 transmitter 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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014953
Patent Number(s):
7,825,819
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/268,657
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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., 2010. 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. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014953.
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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 interface 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 transmitter 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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