Surface load and pressure sensing apparatus

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleUnited States Patent
AbstractApparatus for detecting loads applied to a surface, including a platen providing a continuous surface which is stiff relative to the loads being detected, a load receiving sheet extending over the platen surface and having an outer surface exposed to the loads, and, preferably, a layer of deformable material underlying the sheet and which is deformed when loads are applied to the sheet. A separator having regularly spaced apertures or gaps lies between the deformable layer and the platen surface, this being thin enough that loads to be measured applied to the outer surface of the sheet cause parts of the deformable layer to be pushed through the apertures or gaps into contact with the platen surface. The platen is preferably transparent, and a video camera is provided for viewing the platen surface and detecting areas where the deformable layer contacts the platen surface.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6171
NPARC number8894894
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Record identifierf361404c-ff9e-4204-9352-da41c61f74c8
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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