Accession Number:

AD0477136

Title:

RESEARCH IN SURVEYING, MAPPING, AND GEODESY APPLICATION OF CORIOLIS FORCE TO GEODETIC MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

FRANKLIN INST RESEARCH LABS PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The Coriolis force may be used to determine true North. Following general principles and accuracy considerations, mechanical devices are discussed. These include a modified Foucault pendulum, vibrating masses, the Foucault directional gyroscope, and a cross-shaped vibrator. The posibility of using the human ear as a sensitive detector is also suggested. Devices based on fluid motion, as well as some other devices described in the literature, are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE