US 9,810,627 B2
Flexible three-dimensional long-path gas sensing by unmanned vehicles
Ming-Fang Huang, Princeton, NJ (US); Lei Tao, Plainsboro, NJ (US); Yue Tian, Princeton, NJ (US); and Ting Wang, West Windsor, NJ (US)
Assigned to NEC Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Princeton, NJ (US)
Filed on Sep. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/269,586.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/246,821, filed on Oct. 27, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0115218 A1, Apr. 27, 2017
Int. Cl. G01N 21/00 (2006.01); G01N 21/59 (2006.01); B60R 11/04 (2006.01); B64B 1/40 (2006.01); B64C 39/02 (2006.01); G01S 3/786 (2006.01); G01S 17/06 (2006.01); G01S 19/13 (2010.01); G01S 17/66 (2006.01); G01S 17/88 (2006.01); G01S 7/48 (2006.01); G01N 33/00 (2006.01); G01N 21/17 (2006.01)
CPC G01N 21/59 (2013.01) [B60R 11/04 (2013.01); B64B 1/40 (2013.01); B64C 39/024 (2013.01); G01S 3/786 (2013.01); G01S 7/4802 (2013.01); G01S 17/06 (2013.01); G01S 17/66 (2013.01); G01S 17/88 (2013.01); G01S 19/13 (2013.01); B64C 2201/12 (2013.01); G01N 33/0062 (2013.01); G01N 2021/1795 (2013.01); G01N 2201/061 (2013.01); G01N 2201/062 (2013.01); G01N 2201/0612 (2013.01); G01N 2201/0636 (2013.01); G01N 2201/06113 (2013.01)] 1 Claim
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for three-dimensional gas mapping, comprising:
a remote vehicle including reflective material on an exterior surface;
a positioning stage including multidimensional movement to track the remote vehicle;
a light head to reflect light off of the remote vehicle; and
a controller to analyze received light from the remote vehicle to determine gas content;
wherein the reflective material includes a diamond grade reflective tape.