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Apparatus and process for an off-surface cone penetrometer sensor

United States Patent

April 29, 2003
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A cone penetrometer is provided having a pivoting arm which deploys a variable distance from the surface of the cone penetrometer. Sensors placed on the end of the deployable arm provide for data collection outside a compression zone created by the insertion of the cone penetrometer.
Smail; Timothy R. (Augusta, GA), French; Phillip J. (Evans, GA), Huffman; Russell K. (Martinez, GA)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company, L.L.C. (Aiken, SC)
09/ 672,601
September 29, 2000
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC09-96-SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Westinghouse Savannah River Company.