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Title: Close range fault tolerant noncontacting position sensor

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:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
201526
Assignee:
Lockheed Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States) PTO; SCA: 440800; PA: EDB-96:055283; SN: 96001551776
Patent Number(s):
US 5,493,308/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-209,662
Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Feb 1996
Research Org:
EG & G Idaho Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; DISPLACEMENT GAGES; DESIGN; COORDINATES; REAL TIME SYSTEMS; CALCULATION METHODS