Highspeed volume measurement system and method
Abstract
Disclosed is a volume sensor having first, second, and third laser sources emitting first, second, and third laser beams; first, second, and third beam splitters splitting the first, second, and third laser beams into first, second, and third beam pairs; first, second, and third optical assemblies expanding the first, second, and third beam pairs into first, second, and third pairs of parallel beam sheets; fourth, fifth, and sixth optical assemblies focusing the first, second, and third beam sheet pairs into fourth, fifth, and sixth beam pairs; and first, second, and third detector pairs receiving the fourth, fifth, and sixth beam pairs and converting a change in intensity of at least one of the beam pairs resulting from an object passing through at least one of the first, second, and third parallel beam sheets into at least one electrical signal proportional to a threedimensional representation of the object.
 Inventors:
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 Knolls Atomic Power Lab. (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1226820
 Patent Number(s):
 9194691
 Application Number:
 14/088,567
 Assignee:
 U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
 Patent Classifications (CPCs):

G  PHYSICS G01  MEASURING G01B  MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS
G  PHYSICS G01  MEASURING G01F  MEASURING VOLUME, VOLUME FLOW, MASS FLOW OR LIQUID LEVEL
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC1200SN39357
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Resource Relation:
 Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 25
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS
Citation Formats
Lane, Michael H., Doyle, Jr., James L., and Brinkman, Michael J. Highspeed volume measurement system and method. United States: N. p., 2015.
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Lane, Michael H., Doyle, Jr., James L., & Brinkman, Michael J. Highspeed volume measurement system and method. United States.
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"Highspeed volume measurement system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1226820.
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abstractNote = {Disclosed is a volume sensor having first, second, and third laser sources emitting first, second, and third laser beams; first, second, and third beam splitters splitting the first, second, and third laser beams into first, second, and third beam pairs; first, second, and third optical assemblies expanding the first, second, and third beam pairs into first, second, and third pairs of parallel beam sheets; fourth, fifth, and sixth optical assemblies focusing the first, second, and third beam sheet pairs into fourth, fifth, and sixth beam pairs; and first, second, and third detector pairs receiving the fourth, fifth, and sixth beam pairs and converting a change in intensity of at least one of the beam pairs resulting from an object passing through at least one of the first, second, and third parallel beam sheets into at least one electrical signal proportional to a threedimensional representation of the object.},
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