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Title: Method for tracking the location of mobile agents using stand-off detection technique

Abstract

A method for tracking the movement and position of mobile agents using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) as a stand-off optical detection technique. The positions of the agents are tracked by analyzing the time-history of a series of optical measurements made over the field of view of the optical system. This provides a (time+3-D) or (time+2-D) mapping of the location of the mobile agents. Repeated pulses of a laser beam impinge on a mobile agent, such as a bee, and are backscattered from the agent into a LIDAR detection system. Alternatively, the incident laser pulses excite fluorescence or phosphorescence from the agent, which is detected using a LIDAR system. Analysis of the spatial location of signals from the agents produced by repeated pulses generates a multidimensional map of agent location.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [2]
  1. Tijeras, NM
  2. Albuquerque, NM
  3. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
907738
Patent Number(s):
7148974
Application Number:
10/757,697
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01S - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Schmitt, Randal L, Bender, Susan Fae Ann, Rodacy, Philip J, Hargis, Jr., Philip J., and Johnson, Mark S. Method for tracking the location of mobile agents using stand-off detection technique. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Schmitt, Randal L, Bender, Susan Fae Ann, Rodacy, Philip J, Hargis, Jr., Philip J., & Johnson, Mark S. Method for tracking the location of mobile agents using stand-off detection technique. United States.
Schmitt, Randal L, Bender, Susan Fae Ann, Rodacy, Philip J, Hargis, Jr., Philip J., and Johnson, Mark S. Tue . "Method for tracking the location of mobile agents using stand-off detection technique". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/907738.
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abstractNote = {A method for tracking the movement and position of mobile agents using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) as a stand-off optical detection technique. The positions of the agents are tracked by analyzing the time-history of a series of optical measurements made over the field of view of the optical system. This provides a (time+3-D) or (time+2-D) mapping of the location of the mobile agents. Repeated pulses of a laser beam impinge on a mobile agent, such as a bee, and are backscattered from the agent into a LIDAR detection system. Alternatively, the incident laser pulses excite fluorescence or phosphorescence from the agent, which is detected using a LIDAR system. Analysis of the spatial location of signals from the agents produced by repeated pulses generates a multidimensional map of agent location.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {12}
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