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Title: Determining position inside building via laser rangefinder and handheld computer

Abstract

An apparatus, computer software, and a method of determining position inside a building comprising selecting on a PDA at least two walls of a room in a digitized map of a building or a portion of a building, pointing and firing a laser rangefinder at corresponding physical walls, transmitting collected range information to the PDA, and computing on the PDA a position of the laser rangefinder within the room.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
979374
Patent Number(s):
7646473
Application Number:
11/509,161
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01C - MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS
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

Ramsey, Jr James L., Finley, Patrick, and Melton, Brad. Determining position inside building via laser rangefinder and handheld computer. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Ramsey, Jr James L., Finley, Patrick, & Melton, Brad. Determining position inside building via laser rangefinder and handheld computer. United States.
Ramsey, Jr James L., Finley, Patrick, and Melton, Brad. Tue . "Determining position inside building via laser rangefinder and handheld computer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/979374.
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