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System and method for weighing and characterizing moving or stationary vehicles and cargo

United States Patent

May 20, 2008
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A weigh-in-motion device and method having at least one transducer pad, each transducer pad having at least one transducer group with transducers positioned essentially perpendicular to the direction of travel. At least one pad microcomputer is provided on each transducer pad having a means for calculating first output signal indicative of weight, second output signal indicative of time, and third output signal indicative of speed. At least one host microcomputer is in electronic communication with each pad microcomputer, and having a means for calculating at least one unknown selected from the group consisting of individual tire weight, individual axle weight, axle spacing, speed profile, longitudinal center of balance, and transverse center of balance.
Beshears; David L. (Knoxville, TN), Scudiere; Matthew B. (Oak Ridge, TN), White; Clifford P. (Seymour, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 550,452
October 18, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded to UT-Battelle, LLC, by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.