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HIGH-SPEED VOLUME MEASUREMENT METHOD

United States Patent Application

20170356782
A1
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Disclosed is a method of non-contact volume measurement of an object, the method including the steps of emitting a plurality of light beams from three light sources on three axes; acquiring data on a plurality of light intensities received from the plurality of light beams; identifying a change in intensity in at least one of the plurality of received light beams; determining a presence of the object when the change in light intensity exceeds a predetermined magnitude in a predetermined number of received light beams; determining an end of the presence of the object when the change in light intensity falls below the predetermined magnitude in the predetermined number of received light sources; and calculating a velocity of the object.
Lane, Michael H. (Clifton Park, NY), Doyle, JR., James L. (Renton, WA), Brinkman, Michael J. (Bellevue, WA)
15/ 671,794
August 8, 2017
NOTICE OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The United States Government has rights in this application and any resultant patents claiming priority to this application pursuant to contract DE-AC12-00SN39357 between the United States Department of Energy and Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.