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The Topographical Mapping System creates maps of waste topography and tank structures to 1) determine surface features and deviations and 2) model the tank environment.

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Document Title: Topographical Mapping System
Category: Environmental Remediation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: June 1994
Background: The Topographical Mapping System can be used to determine residual tank waste volume. This system was demonstrated in-tank at Oak Ridge Reservation, summer 1997. This system is faster and more accurate than other characterization methods. This technology was developed through a collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Mechanical Technologies Inc. under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy's Tanks Focus Area and Robotics Crosscutting Program.
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