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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871614
Patent Number(s):
5764066
Application Number:
08/878693
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01B - MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSIONS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
locating; sensing; locates; effect; electric; fields; mutual; capacitance; electrode; pairs; varies; according; distance; electrodes; single; pair; sense; multiple; precisely; locate; dimensions; electric field; electric fields; multiple electrode; single electrode; electrode pairs; electrode pair; /324/73/212/

Citation Formats

Novak, James L, and Petterson, Ben. Object locating system. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Novak, James L, & Petterson, Ben. Object locating system. United States.
Novak, James L, and Petterson, Ben. Tue . "Object locating system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871614.
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title = {Object locating system},
author = {Novak, James L and Petterson, Ben},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
}

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