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Title: Optical guidance system for industrial vehicles

Abstract

An automatically guided vehicle system for steering a vehicle. Optical sensing detects an image of a segment of track mounted above the path of the vehicle. Electrical signals corresponding to the position of the track are generated. A control circuit then converts these signals into movements for the steering of the vehicle.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5]
  1. Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
  3. Durham, OR
  4. Eugene, OR
  5. Springfield, OR
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867479
Patent Number(s):
4947094
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05D - SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING OR REGULATING NON-ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
optical; guidance; industrial; vehicles; automatically; guided; vehicle; steering; sensing; detects; image; segment; track; mounted; path; electrical; signals; corresponding; position; generated; control; circuit; converts; movements; optical sensing; control circuit; electrical signals; electrical signal; signals corresponding; /318/180/701/

Citation Formats

Dyer, Robert D, Eschbach, Eugene A, Griffin, Jeffrey W, Lind, Michael A, Buck, Erville C, and Buck, Roger L. Optical guidance system for industrial vehicles. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Dyer, Robert D, Eschbach, Eugene A, Griffin, Jeffrey W, Lind, Michael A, Buck, Erville C, & Buck, Roger L. Optical guidance system for industrial vehicles. United States.
Dyer, Robert D, Eschbach, Eugene A, Griffin, Jeffrey W, Lind, Michael A, Buck, Erville C, and Buck, Roger L. Mon . "Optical guidance system for industrial vehicles". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867479.
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abstractNote = {An automatically guided vehicle system for steering a vehicle. Optical sensing detects an image of a segment of track mounted above the path of the vehicle. Electrical signals corresponding to the position of the track are generated. A control circuit then converts these signals into movements for the steering of the vehicle.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {1}
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