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Title: ELECTRONIC BIVANE WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR

Abstract

An apparatus is described for determining and recording three dimensional wind vectors. The apparatus comprises a rotatably mounted azimuthal wind component sensing head and an elevational wind component sensing head mounted to the azimuthal head and adapted to rotate therewith in the azimuthal plane and independently in the elevational plane. A heat source and thermocouples disposed thereabout are mounted within each of the sensing heads, the thermocouples providing electrical signals responsive to the temperature differential created by the passage of air through the sensing tuhes. The thermocouple signals are applied to drive mechanisms which position the sensing heads to a null wind position. Recording means are provided responsive to positional data from the drive mechanisms which are a measurement of the three dimensional wind vectors.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4018607
Patent Number(s):
2983144
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-15-017116
NSA Number:
NSA-15-017116
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ENGINEERING AND EQUIPMENT; CONTROL; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; GEOPHYSICS; MEASURED VALUES; RECORDING SYSTEMS; ROTATION; TEMPERATURE; THERMOCOUPLES; VECTORS; WIND

Citation Formats

Moses, H. ELECTRONIC BIVANE WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR. United States: N. p., 1961. Web.
Moses, H. ELECTRONIC BIVANE WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR. United States.
Moses, H. Mon . "ELECTRONIC BIVANE WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR". United States.
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title = {ELECTRONIC BIVANE WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR},
author = {Moses, H.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus is described for determining and recording three dimensional wind vectors. The apparatus comprises a rotatably mounted azimuthal wind component sensing head and an elevational wind component sensing head mounted to the azimuthal head and adapted to rotate therewith in the azimuthal plane and independently in the elevational plane. A heat source and thermocouples disposed thereabout are mounted within each of the sensing heads, the thermocouples providing electrical signals responsive to the temperature differential created by the passage of air through the sensing tuhes. The thermocouple signals are applied to drive mechanisms which position the sensing heads to a null wind position. Recording means are provided responsive to positional data from the drive mechanisms which are a measurement of the three dimensional wind vectors.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1961},
month = {5}
}