Accession Number : AD0722571

Title :   Evaluation of an Electronic Wind-Tunnel Balance.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Briggs,Steven Russell

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : A three-component electronic wind-tunnel balance installed in a 3.5 by 5.0 foot subsonic tunnel was evaluated for system problem areas. The nonlinear output of the reluctance gage transducers was analyzed and linearized using diode function-generating circuitry. A static calibration was conducted to confirm the linearity of the circuits. Evaluation of the balance system under operating conditions pointed out other areas for future investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND TUNNELS, *BALANCES), CIRCUITS, RELIABILITY, LINEAR SYSTEMS, CALIBRATION, TEST METHODS, MODIFICATION KITS, THESES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE