Accession Number : ADD001226

Title :   An Acoustic Device for Measuring Rotation Rates.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,Herbert G

Report Date : 03 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent describes an acoustic sensing device for measuring the angular velocity of a spherical body; preferably comprised of at least one input transducer and at least one output transducer. The acoustic wave column traverses the periphery of the spherical body from the input transducer to the output transducer when the spherical body is rotated. The rate of rotation is determined by the output signal received by the output transducer.

Descriptors :   *Acoustic detectors, Patents, Acoustic measurement, Rotation, Rates, Velocity, Transducers, Angular motion

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE