Accurate and portable weigh-in-motion system for manifesting air cargo

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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 accuracv range of {plus_minus} 3.0% to {plus_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 ... continued below

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Nodine, R.N.; Scudiere, M.B. & Jordan, J.K. December 1, 1995.

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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 accuracv range of {plus_minus} 3.0% to {plus_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 will function with any linear weight sensor and a set of four axle switches per sensor.

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OSTI as DE96003026

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  • Phototonics East `95, Philadelphia, PA (United States), 22-26 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96003026
  • Report No.: CONF-9510189--6
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 164922
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622409

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Nodine, R.N.; Scudiere, M.B. & Jordan, J.K. Accurate and portable weigh-in-motion system for manifesting air cargo, article, December 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622409/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.