Topographical mapping system for radiological and hazardous environments acceptance testing

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During the summer of 1996, the Topographical Mapping System (TMS) for hazardous and radiological environments and its accompanying three-dimensional (3-D) visualization tool, the Interactive Computer-Enhanced Remote-Viewing System (ICERVS), were delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ORNL and Mechanical Technology, Inc., performed final acceptance testing of the TMS during the next eight months. The TMS was calibrated and characterized during this period. This paper covers the calibration, characterization, and acceptance testing of the TMS. Development of the TMS and ICERVS was initiated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of characterization and remediation of underground storage tanks ... continued below

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Armstrong, G.A. & Dochat, G.R. December 1, 1997.

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During the summer of 1996, the Topographical Mapping System (TMS) for hazardous and radiological environments and its accompanying three-dimensional (3-D) visualization tool, the Interactive Computer-Enhanced Remote-Viewing System (ICERVS), were delivered to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). ORNL and Mechanical Technology, Inc., performed final acceptance testing of the TMS during the next eight months. The TMS was calibrated and characterized during this period. This paper covers the calibration, characterization, and acceptance testing of the TMS. Development of the TMS and ICERVS was initiated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the purpose of characterization and remediation of underground storage tanks (USTs) at DOE sites across the country. DOE required a 3-D, topographical mapping system suitable for use in hazardous and radiological environments. The intended application is the mapping of the interior of USTs as part of DOE`s waste characterization and remediation efforts and to obtain baseline data on the content of the storage tank interiors as well as data on changes in the tank contents and levels brought about by waste remediation steps. Initially targeted for deployment at the Hanford Washington site, the TMS is designed to be a self-contained, compact, and reconfigurable system that is capable of providing rapid, variable-resolution mapping information in poorly characterized workspaces with a minimum of operator intervention.

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  • SPIE`s intelligent systems and advanced manufacturing symposium: microrobotics and microsystem fabrication conference, Pittsburgh, PA (United States), 14-17 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98000800
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--95082
  • Report No.: CONF-971086--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464;AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/631168 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 554765
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691252

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Armstrong, G.A. & Dochat, G.R. Topographical mapping system for radiological and hazardous environments acceptance testing, article, December 1, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691252/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.