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Title: Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system

Abstract

A remotely controlled sensor platform apparatus useful in a dig-face characterization system is deployed from a mobile delivery device such as standard heavy construction equipment. The sensor apparatus is designed to stabilize sensors against extraneous motions induced by heavy equipment manipulations or other outside influences, and includes a terrain sensing and sensor elevation control system to maintain the sensors in close ground proximity. The deployed sensor apparatus is particularly useful in collecting data in work environments where human access is difficult due to the presence of hazardous conditions, rough terrain, or other circumstances that prevent efficient data collection by conventional methods. Such work environments include hazardous waste sites, unexploded ordnance sites, or construction sites. Data collection in these environments by utilizing the deployed sensor apparatus is desirable in order to protect human health and safety, or to assist in planning daily operations to increase efficiency. 13 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6150993
Patent Number(s):
5907111
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-841973
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Co., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Apr 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; REMOTE CONTROL; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; STABILIZATION; CONTROL; MATERIALS; 540220* - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Josten, N E, and Svoboda, J M. Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Josten, N E, & Svoboda, J M. Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system. United States.
Josten, N E, and Svoboda, J M. Tue . "Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A remotely controlled sensor platform apparatus useful in a dig-face characterization system is deployed from a mobile delivery device such as standard heavy construction equipment. The sensor apparatus is designed to stabilize sensors against extraneous motions induced by heavy equipment manipulations or other outside influences, and includes a terrain sensing and sensor elevation control system to maintain the sensors in close ground proximity. The deployed sensor apparatus is particularly useful in collecting data in work environments where human access is difficult due to the presence of hazardous conditions, rough terrain, or other circumstances that prevent efficient data collection by conventional methods. Such work environments include hazardous waste sites, unexploded ordnance sites, or construction sites. Data collection in these environments by utilizing the deployed sensor apparatus is desirable in order to protect human health and safety, or to assist in planning daily operations to increase efficiency. 13 figs.},
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