A Mobile Automated Characterization System (MACS) for indoor floor characterization

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The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing an advanced Mobile Automated Characterization System (MACS) to characterize indoor contaminated floors. MACS is based upon Semi-Intelligent Mobile Observing Navigator (SIMON), an earlier floor characterization system developed at SRTC. MACS will feature enhanced navigation systems, operator interface, and an interface to simplify integration of additional sensors. The enhanced navigation system will provide the capability to survey large open areas much more accurately than is now possible with SIMON, which is better suited for hallways and corridors that provide the means for recalibrating position and heading. MACS operator ... continued below

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Richardson, B.S.; Haley, D.C.; Dudar, A.M. & Ward, C.R. March 1, 1995.

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The Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing an advanced Mobile Automated Characterization System (MACS) to characterize indoor contaminated floors. MACS is based upon Semi-Intelligent Mobile Observing Navigator (SIMON), an earlier floor characterization system developed at SRTC. MACS will feature enhanced navigation systems, operator interface, and an interface to simplify integration of additional sensors. The enhanced navigation system will provide the capability to survey large open areas much more accurately than is now possible with SIMON, which is better suited for hallways and corridors that provide the means for recalibrating position and heading. MACS operator interface is designed to facilitate MACS`s use as a tool for health physicists, thus eliminating the need for additional training in the robot`s control language. Initial implementation of MACS will use radiation detectors. Additional sensors, such as PCB sensors currently being developed, will be integrated on MACS in the future. Initial use of MACS will be focused toward obtaining comparative results with manual methods. Surveys will be conducted both manually and with MACS to compare relative costs and data quality. While clear cost benefits anticipated, data quality benefits should be even more significant.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95008679

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  • 6. American Nuclear Society meeting on robotics and remote systems, Monterey, CA (United States), 5-10 Feb 1995

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  • Other: DE95008679
  • Report No.: CONF-950232--28
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 34327
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678764

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Richardson, B.S.; Haley, D.C.; Dudar, A.M. & Ward, C.R. A Mobile Automated Characterization System (MACS) for indoor floor characterization, article, March 1, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678764/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.