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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID
OSTI Identifier:
872304
Patent Number(s):
5907111
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
remotely; controlled; sensor; apparatus; dig-face; characterization; platform; useful; deployed; mobile; delivery; device; standard; heavy; construction; equipment; designed; stabilize; sensors; extraneous; motions; induced; manipulations; outside; influences; terrain; sensing; elevation; control; maintain; close; ground; proximity; particularly; collecting; data; environments; human; access; difficult; due; presence; hazardous; conditions; circumstances; prevent; efficient; collection; conventional; methods; waste; sites; unexploded; ordnance; utilizing; desirable; protect; health; safety; assist; planning; daily; operations; increase; efficiency; waste sites; conventional methods; hazardous waste; particularly useful; sensor apparatus; data collection; remotely controlled; waste site; apparatus useful; sensor platform; increase efficiency; motions induced; remotely control; controlled sensor; delivery device; dig-face characterization; /73/

Citation Formats

Josten, Nicholas E., and Svoboda, John M. Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Josten, Nicholas E., & Svoboda, John M. Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system. United States.
Josten, Nicholas E., and Svoboda, John M. Fri . "Remotely controlled sensor apparatus for use in dig-face characterization system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872304.
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author = {Josten, Nicholas E. and Svoboda, John M.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
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