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Results of a portable fiber-optic weigh-in-motion system*
Author(s): J. D. Muhs
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Paper Abstract

Exp erimental results on a portable, low speed fiber-optic weigh-in-motion system are described that demonstrate the applicability of fiber-optic-based sensors in transportation, defense, and law enforcement applications where accurate weight determination of moving vehicles is necessary. Results are given on the systems' dynamic range (0.1—30 metric tons), velocity range (up to 5 km/h), accuracy error (0.5—3.0%), and repeatability. Also included in the paper is a discussion of the sources of error associated with low speed weigh-in-motion systems and methods of minimizing these errors for practical deployment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
Proc. SPIE 1584, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2321939
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J. D. Muhs, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1584:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors IX
Ramon P. DePaula; Eric Udd, Editor(s)

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