# Close range fault tolerant noncontacting position sensor

## Abstract

A method and system are disclosed for locating the three dimensional coordinates of a moving or stationary object in real time. The three dimensional coordinates of an object in half space or full space are determined based upon the time of arrival or phase of the wave front measured by a plurality of receiver elements and an established vector magnitudes proportional to the measured time of arrival or phase at each receiver element. The coordinates of the object are calculated by solving a matrix equation or a set of closed form algebraic equations. 3 figs.

- Inventors:

- Issue Date:

- Research Org.:
- EG & G Idaho Inc

- OSTI Identifier:
- 201526

- Patent Number(s):
- 5,493,308

- Application Number:
- PAN: 8-209,662

- Assignee:
- Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

- DOE Contract Number:
- AC07-76ID01570

- Resource Type:
- Patent

- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: PBD: 20 Feb 1996

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; DISPLACEMENT GAGES; DESIGN; COORDINATES; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; CALCULATION METHODS

### Citation Formats

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Bingham, D N, and Anderson, A A.
```*Close range fault tolerant noncontacting position sensor*. United States: N. p., 1996.
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Bingham, D N, & Anderson, A A.
```*Close range fault tolerant noncontacting position sensor*. United States.

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Bingham, D N, and Anderson, A A. Tue .
"Close range fault tolerant noncontacting position sensor". United States.
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@article{osti_201526,
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title = {Close range fault tolerant noncontacting position sensor},

author = {Bingham, D N and Anderson, A A},

abstractNote = {A method and system are disclosed for locating the three dimensional coordinates of a moving or stationary object in real time. The three dimensional coordinates of an object in half space or full space are determined based upon the time of arrival or phase of the wave front measured by a plurality of receiver elements and an established vector magnitudes proportional to the measured time of arrival or phase at each receiver element. The coordinates of the object are calculated by solving a matrix equation or a set of closed form algebraic equations. 3 figs.},

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journal = {},

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place = {United States},

year = {1996},

month = {2}

}

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