"This thesis describes the design, construction, and application of an altimeter which was developed as part of the data acquisition system of a small aircraft used to study atmospheric conditions. The altimeter provides a digital readout and interfaces with analog and digital recorders. It can also provide an audio indication when a predetermined altitude is reached. The altimeter is powered by 12 volts dc, has resolution to 10 feet, and a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet. Its maximum theoretical error is ±78 feet ±0.77% of true altitude, which is an error of ±194 feet at 15,000 feet.
Since the unit was designed for use in the field, where noise and temperature fluctuations are common, special efforts were made to design for noise immunity and temperature stability. Almost equally important were requirements for efficiency and automatic operation"--Abstract, page ii.
Levine, Norman E.
Cunningham, David R.
Stampfer, J. F.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Cloud Physics Research
National Science Foundation (U.S.. Atmospheric Sciences Section
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 52 pages
© 1973 Larry Wayne Berkbigler, All rights reserved.
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
Altimeter -- Design and construction
Atmospherics -- Data processing
Aeronautics in meteorology
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Berkbigler, Larry Wayne, "Design and construction of an electronic pressure altimeter for an atmospheric data acquisition system" (1973). Masters Theses. 3500.