Accession Number : AD0714606

Title :   Weighing at Sea With a Gimbal Platform.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : St. Laurent,Charles Manfred

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The use of a gimbal platform with two degrees of freedom under dampened pendulum motion allows a standard laboratory balance to be used to weigh scientific samples at sea. The maximum sample weight tested was approximately 120 grams, while the average accuracy obtained in samples ranging from 1 to 120 grams was 0.10% (plus or minus .05%). The sea conditions under which at-sea weighings can be conducted vary with the size of the research vessel. The gimbal platform does not provide the stabilization necessary under adverse sea conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, DESIGN), (*BALANCES, *STABILIZED PLATFORMS), GIMBALS, WEIGHT, OCEAN WAVES, MOTION, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, STABILIZATION, ACCURACY, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE