Accession Number:

ADA053730

Title:

An Autoranging Balloon Altimeter: A Single Pressure Transducer Monitors Altitude from 0 to 44 Kilometers with 30 Meters Resolution.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-26

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

This report documents a method of determining altitude based on the atmospheric pressure using the U.S. Standard Atmosphere, 1976 to model the pressure vs altitude profile. A precision pressure transducer facilitates the design, which is described in increasing levels of completeness from the basic block diagram to as built schematics and pictures. The design algorithm, supporting firmware and software, is presented and explained. Test results confirm the design calculations and validate the altimeters accuracy and resolution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE