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Accurate and portable weigh-in-motion system for manifesting air cargo
Author(s): Robert N. Nodine; Matthew B. Scudiere; John K. Jordan
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Paper Abstract

An automated and portable weigh-in-motion system has been developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the purpose of manifesting cargo onto aircraft. The system has an accuracy range of plus or minus 3.0% to plus or minus 6.0% measuring gross vehicle weight and locating the center of balance of moving vehicles at speeds of 1 to 5 mph. This paper reviews the control/user interface system and weight determination algorithm developed to acquire, process, and interpret multiple sensor inputs. The development effort resulted in a self- zeroing, user-friendly system capable of weighing a wide range of vehicles in any random order. The control system is based on the STANDARD (STD) bus and incorporates custom- designed data acquisition and sensor fusion hardware controlled by a personal computer (PC) based single-board computer. The user interface is written in the 'C' language to display number of axles, axle weight, axle spacing, gross weight, and center of balance. The weighing algorithm developed functions with any linear weight sensor and a set of four axle switches per sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2595, Machine Tool, In-Line, and Robot Sensors and Controls, (22 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228837
Show Author Affiliations
Robert N. Nodine, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Matthew B. Scudiere, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
John K. Jordan, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2595:
Machine Tool, In-Line, and Robot Sensors and Controls
George D. Foret; Kam C. Lau; Bartholomew O. Nnaji, Editor(s)

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