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