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Title: Object locating system

Abstract

A sensing system locates an object by sensing the object`s effect on electric fields. The object`s effect on the mutual capacitance of electrode pairs varies according to the distance between the object and the electrodes. A single electrode pair can sense the distance from the object to the electrodes. Multiple electrode pairs can more precisely locate the object in one or more dimensions. 12 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672542
Patent Number(s):
5764066
Application Number:
PAN: 8-878,693
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; MONITORS; DESIGN; ELECTRODES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; CAPACITANCE; DISTANCE

Citation Formats

Novak, J L, and Petterson, B. Object locating system. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Novak, J L, & Petterson, B. Object locating system. United States.
Novak, J L, and Petterson, B. Tue . "Object locating system". United States.
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abstractNote = {A sensing system locates an object by sensing the object`s effect on electric fields. The object`s effect on the mutual capacitance of electrode pairs varies according to the distance between the object and the electrodes. A single electrode pair can sense the distance from the object to the electrodes. Multiple electrode pairs can more precisely locate the object in one or more dimensions. 12 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
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