The object of this paper is to encourage small shipyards, without electronics specialists on their staff, to obtain the advantages of using electronic measurement equipment. Although there are limitations to what can be done by non-specialist personnel, many simple tasks involving integrated circuits are within their capability. After briefly describing the characteristics of the integrated circuit, the Author discusses electronic equipment whose application for certain measurement purposes should be within the scope of the non-specialist. Operational amplifiers (originally developed for computers but now available in various types) are explained, and examples of practical applications of integrated circuits are described, including the strain-gauge amplifier, LED devices, voltage-to-frequency and frequency-to-voltage converters, and sound-carriers employing frequency modulation. A description is given of the construction and use of a telemetric system for measuring (with strain-gauges) and recording the torsional vibrations of propeller shafting. The system is, in general, based on the integrated circuits and equipment described in the paper. Order from BSRA as No. 52,358.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

    175 5th Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10010
  • Authors:
    • Dien, R
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00310802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM