Accession Number : ADD001372

Title :   Anemometer Wind Direction Damping System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Thomas E , III ; Von Wald,Walter A , Jr

Report Date : 11 Jun 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent is directed to a friction means which damps rotational movement of a weather vane due to wind shifts. The friction means is mounted relative to the vertical support shaft about which the vane rotates to align with the wind direction. The friction means prevents quick rotational movements of the support shaft so that more accurate true wind direction is obtained.

Descriptors :   *Anemometers, *Patents, Damping, Wind direction indicators, Friction, Oscillation

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE