This paper examines the application of the latest in precision electronic angle measurement instrumentation combined with portable computer technology to measure the angle of inclination during inclining experiments. The Computerized Angle Measurement System (CAMS) is described as to its configuration and function including the methods used in data acquisition to enhance both its ease of use and accuracy of results. The software for data acquisition is also discussed. CAMS is compared with traditional pendulums and mechanical tangent inclinometers in the areas of accuracy, cost, and ease os use. CAMS is shown to be a very accurate, cost-effective, and easy to use tool for angle measurement during inclining experiments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • J Ship Production, v 10 n 1, Feb 1994, p 1 [10 p, 3 ref, 2 tab, 14 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Chen, V Y
    • Weinrich, P K
  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00716942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM