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Position and orientation determination system and method

United States Patent

June 13, 2017
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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 This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.