• US 20100100325A1
  • Filed: 03/13/2009
  • Published: 04/22/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for transferring data between an object detection system and a collision processing circuit, the object detection system including a plurality of sensors configured to provide coverage of a predetermined area, and wherein the plurality of sensors are also configured to detect the movement of the objects within the predetermined area, the object detection system further including a path predicting circuit and a plotting circuit, wherein the path predicting circuit predicts the path of the detected objects within the predetermined area and the plotting circuit plots the predicted location of the detected objects, and wherein the object detection system is in communication with the collision processing circuit, the system comprising:

  • a map definition including the predetermined area of the object detection system and a grid system plotted onto the predetermined area, wherein the grid system is defined by a plurality of grid cells, the map definition includes environmental information relating to the predetermined area, and wherein the map definition is transmitted from the object detection system to the collision processing circuit at a predetermined time; and

    a series of overlays, each of the series of overlays plotted with the grid system, and wherein each of the series of overlays further includes the plotted location of the detected objects at a predetermined time, and the object detection system transmits the series of overlays to the collision processing circuit so as to determine a probability of a collision.

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