Remote vibration sensing through opaque media using permanent magnets

Patent Number: 10,969,269
Issued: 4/6/2021
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Abstract: A method of sensing vibrations or displacements remotely is provided. Magnets are attached to vibrating objects or the vibrating objects themselves are magnetic. A number of magnetic sensors are placed a specified distance from the magnets. Vibrational displacement of the vibrating objects is determined according to a model that maps changes in magnetic field to vibrations or spatial displacements.
Filed: 10/24/2018
Application Number: 16/169,168
Government Interests: STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.