Generic Data Acquisition System for Robotic Waste Characterization

by John T. Feddema, Sandia Natl Lab, Albuquerque, United States,
Barry L. Spletzer, Sandia Natl Lab, Albuquerque, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Robotics for Challenging Environments


This paper describes a generic data acquisition system for robotic characterization of DOE production facilities and waste sites. While the specific suite of characterization sensors on the end of a robotic arm or vehicle will depend on site needs, many of the data acquisition, display, archival and interpretation requirements of the sites are common. Therefore, the objective is to create a generic, reusable computing and data acquisition system which can accept a multitude of sensors. This paper discusses the progress to date and future plans for the system.

Subject Headings: Data collection | Automation and robotics | Waste sites | Probe instruments | Chemical wastes | Radioactive wastes | Waste management

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