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Title: System and method for weighing and characterizing moving or stationary vehicles and cargo

Abstract

A weigh-in-motion device and method having at least one transducer pad, each transducer pad having at least one transducer group with transducers positioned essentially perpendicular to the direction of travel. At least one pad microcomputer is provided on each transducer pad having a means for calculating first output signal indicative of weight, second output signal indicative of time, and third output signal indicative of speed. At least one host microcomputer is in electronic communication with each pad microcomputer, and having a means for calculating at least one unknown selected from the group consisting of individual tire weight, individual axle weight, axle spacing, speed profile, longitudinal center of balance, and transverse center of balance.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Knoxville, TN
  2. Oak Ridge, TN
  3. Seymour, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
981856
Patent Number(s):
7375293
Application Number:
11/550,452
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01G - WEIGHING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Beshears, David L, Scudiere, Matthew B, and White, Clifford P. System and method for weighing and characterizing moving or stationary vehicles and cargo. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Beshears, David L, Scudiere, Matthew B, & White, Clifford P. System and method for weighing and characterizing moving or stationary vehicles and cargo. United States.
Beshears, David L, Scudiere, Matthew B, and White, Clifford P. Tue . "System and method for weighing and characterizing moving or stationary vehicles and cargo". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/981856.
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year = {2008},
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