Accession Number : AD0163818
Title : Automatic Wind Direction Readout Device.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Lane,John H.
Report Date : 12 SEP 1972
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The patent relates to a device whereby a wind vane rotates the arm of a potentiometer having a three-terminal voltage divider. The filtered out-put voltage of the potentiometer is an indication of wind direction. Avoidance of any discontinuities in the output voltage due to the potentiometer gap is accomplished by a logic device and a relay which switches the voltage range of the potentiometer whenever the arm crosses the gap. Therefore, the filtered output of the potentiometer will be a continuously varying voltage extending over three full revolutions of the wind vane.
Descriptors : (*WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS, *PATENTS), LOGIC CIRCUITS, POTENTIOMETERS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, TRIGGER CIRCUITS
Subject Categories : METEOROLOGY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE