Date of Award

Fall 1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering - (M.S.)

Department

Manufacturing Engineering Division

First Advisor

Rajesh N. Dave

Second Advisor

Anthony D. Rosato

Third Advisor

Bruce G. Bukiet

Fourth Advisor

Ian Sanford Fischer

Abstract

A method for non-intrusive tracking of a particle in 3-dimensional space, based on processing of signals emitted from a transmitter embedded in the particle, is being developed. This method uses a mathematical model, which predicts the induced signal in receivers present in the vicinity of flowing particle, and supporting numerical techniques. Specific application aspects related to improving the accuracy of this method are presented.

The focus here is the development of flexible software capable of processing information coming from multiple transmitters with known distinct spatial orientation. Implementation aspects of modified existing empirical corrections for improving model-reality agreement, and new techniques for selecting quality information to overcome stray discontinuities in position and improving the accuracy of results are discussed. Future work to foolproof the system under varying applications is suggested.

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Manufacturing Commons

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