Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Publication Date

5-28-1962

Abstract

In certain types of experiments involving balloon-borne equipment it is desirable to know how the orientation of the apparatus varies with time. The author has investigated a method of telemetering azimuthal orientation from a balloon to the ground, and has constructed a protoype of a telemetering magnetic compass. The basis of the compass is a rotating-ring magnetometer of the type first described by Nielsen (1) and used by others (2,3,4) for various purposes. The output of this device consists of two a.c. signals, whose relative phase is determined by the orientation of the magnetometer with respect to the external magnetic field. In the compass constructed the signals are converted into pulses, which are transmitted by radio.

Degree Name

Physics

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Victor H. Regener

Second Committee Member

John R. Green

Third Committee Member

None

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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