Accession Number : ADD003294

Title :   Fluid Level Sensing Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kirkland,James L

Report Date : 05 Oct 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The invention relates, in general, to oceanographic instrumentation, and, in particular, is a device for measuring the height of ocean waves and other fluid levels. The water wave height and fluid level measuring system has a buoyant support mast which floats partially above water and partially below water in a substantially vertical disposition. A radio frequency transmitter is mounted on the mast above the water, and a plurality of radio frequency receivers are mounted on the mast at spatially disposed positions along the mast and submerged within the water. Telemetering, receiving data processing, and readout means are effectively connected to the receivers for communicating the output signals therefrom to predetermined remote or other locations, with said output signals being analog signals which represent water wave height or other fluid level at any given instant.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Water waves, *Height finding, *Patents, *Ocean waves, Liquid level gages, Telemeter systems, Data processing, Signal processing, Radio equipment

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE