|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||073/290.R; 073/001.73; 340/618|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 7 인용 특허 : 25|
Apparatus and method for measuring the volume of a liquid in a fuel tank in a vehicle subject to varying external forces caused by movement or changes in the roll and pitch angles of the vehicle wherein the tank is mounted to the vehicle and subject to forces along the yaw axis of the vehicle. One or more tank load cells provides an output proportionally representing the load thereon. The load cells are placed between a portion of the tank and a portion of a reference surface of the vehicle and are sensitive along an axis that is substantially normal to ...
1. A method for measuring the volume of a liquid in a fuel tank in a vehicle subject to varying external forces caused by movement or changes in the roll and pitch angles of the vehicle, comprising the steps of:conducting a plurality of measurements, each measurement including the known volume of the tank and the value of at least three parameters concerning the tank, at least one of the parameters being the pitch or roll angle of the vehicle as determined by an inertial measurement unit (IMU), generating an algorithm from the plurality of measurements f...