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High-speed volume measurement system

United States Patent

9,880,041
January 30, 2018
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Disclosed is a volume sensor having a first axis, a second axis, and a third axis, each axis including a laser source configured to emit a beam; a parallel beam generating assembly configured to receive the beam and split the beam into a first parallel beam and a second parallel beam, a beam-collimating assembly configured to receive the first parallel beam and the second parallel beam and output a first beam sheet and a second beam sheet, the first beam sheet and the second beam sheet being configured to traverse the object aperture; a first collecting lens and a second collecting lens; and a first photodetector and a second photodetector, the first photodetector and the second photodetector configured to output an electrical signal proportional to the object; wherein the first axis, the second axis, and the third axis are arranged at an angular offset with respect to each other.
Lane; Michael H. (Clifton Park, NY), Doyle, Jr.; James L. (Renton, WA), Brinkman; Michael J. (Bellevue, WA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
15/ 671,775
20170356781
August 8, 2017
NOTICE OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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.