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Title: Network and topology for identifying, locating and quantifying physical phenomena, systems and methods for employing same

A method and system for detecting, locating and quantifying a physical phenomena such as strain or a deformation in a structure. A plurality of laterally adjacent conductors may each include a plurality of segments. Each segment is constructed to exhibit a unit value representative of a defined energy transmission characteristic. A plurality of identity groups are defined with each identity group comprising a plurality of segments including at least one segment from each of the plurality of conductors. The segments contained within an identity group are configured and arranged such that each of their associated unit values may be represented by a concatenated digit string which is a unique number relative to the other identity groups. Additionally, the unit values of the segments within an identity group maintain unique ratios with respect to the other unit values in the identity group.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1175344
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
6,889,557
Application Number:
10/074,598
Contract Number:
AC07-99ID13727
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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