• US 20100082193A1
  • Filed: 11/03/2009
  • Published: 04/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/07/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A navigation control system for an autonomous vehicle, the system comprising:

  • a transmitter comprising;

    an emitter for emitting at least one signal;

    a power source for powering the emitter;

    a device for capturing wireless energy to charge the power source; and

    a printed circuit board for converting the captured wireless energy to a form for charging the power source; and

    an autonomous vehicle operating within a working area, the autonomous vehicle having a receiving system comprising;

    a receiver for detecting the at least one signal emitted by the emitter; and

    a processor for determining a relative location of the autonomous vehicle within the working area based on the signal emitted by the emitter.

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