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):

Report Date:

1972-09-12

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE