Accession Number : ADD004047

Title :   Electrical Field Sensing and Transmitting Apparatus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Winn,William Paul ; Byerley,Leon Geddis , III

Report Date : 24 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A pair of conductive spherical shells are carried by a balloon or other means into an electrical field which induces equal and opposite charges on the shells. Rotation of the shells causes the charges to alternate. The alternating sinusoidal charge is applied to an amplifier and the amplified output modulated and applied to a transmitter. The spherical shells become a telemetry antenna for transmitting the sensed electrical field information to a remote receiver. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Meteorological instruments, *Balloonsondes, *Atmospheric electricity, Telemeter systems, Telemetering data, Electric fields, Thunderstorms, Cumulonimbus clouds

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE