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POSITION AND ORIENTATION DETERMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150346355
9,678,219
A1
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A position determination system and method is provided that may be used for obtaining position and orientation information of a detector in a contaminated room. The system includes a detector, a sensor operably coupled to the detector, and a motor coupled to the sensor to move the sensor around the detector. A CPU controls the operation of the motor to move the sensor around the detector and determines distance and angle data from the sensor to an object. The method includes moving a sensor around the detector and measuring distance and angle data from the sensor to an object at incremental positions around the detector.
Harpring, Lawrence J. (North Augusta, SC), Farfan, Eduardo B. (Aiken, SC), Gordon, John R. (Aiken, SC), Jannik, Gerald T. (North Augusta, SC), Foley, Trevor Q. (Aiken, SC)
SAVANNAH RIVER NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS, LLC (Aiken SC)
14/ 823,196
August 11, 2015
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-085R22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.