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1. (WO2018222824) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF A STATIC OBJECT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/222824    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/035319
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G01S 5/02
G01S 13/75
G01S 5/14
Applicants: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
Inventors: OGSTON, Christopher G.
HUFER, Guido
BARNES, Charles Carlton
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF A STATIC OBJECT
Abstract:
A method and apparatus for determining the location of an object with a sensor positions an instrument at a first location, controls the instrument to transmit a first omnidirectional signal during a first time, and determines a first distance from the instrument to the static object using the first omnidirectional signal. The method and apparatus repeats this process in a serial manner at two other locations, and uses the respective distances from each location to determine the location of the object. Other embodiments are disclosed.