Masters Theses


"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.

Committee Member(s)

Cunningham, David R.
Stampfer, J. F.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Cloud Physics Research
National Science Foundation (U.S.. Atmospheric Sciences Section


All of the work was financially supported by the Graduate Center for Cloud Physics Research and the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the National Science Foundation, Grant GA-1509.


University of Missouri--Rolla

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vii, 52 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 51).


© 1973 Larry Wayne Berkbigler, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Altimeter -- Design and construction
Atmospherics -- Data processing
Aeronautics in meteorology

Thesis Number

T 2869

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