Accession Number : AD0163881

Title :   Directional Ion Anemometer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 19 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to anemometers and particularly to ion anemometers. More particularly, this disclosure relates to a directional, ion anemometer where an alpha nuclear radiation source is positioned between two electrodes of opposing polarity in a balanced electrical field. The ion cloud concentration generated by the radiation source is changed by motion of the air to cause a differential voltage or current, between the source and the electrodes, proportional to the wind velocity.

Descriptors :   (*ANEMOMETERS, *PATENTS), ELECTRODES, ALPHA DECAY, IONIZATION, WIND, VELOCITY, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE