Accession Number : AD0164260

Title :   Single Core Solid-State Compass.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Artz,Mahlon R.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a compass with no moving parts, the sensing element consisting of four coils equally spaced around a single toroidal core. Diametrically opposite coils are connected to opposite sides of a center-tapped transformer so that in the absence of an external magnetic field the signals cancel out. The presence of an external magnetic field will then unbalance the coils and produce a directionals cancel out.

Descriptors :   *Compasses, *Patents, Solid state electronics, Coils

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE