VSA (VIBRATING STRING ACCELEROMETER) GRAVITY METER SYSTEM: TESTS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

A vibrating string accelerometer (VSA) sea gravity meter with electronics for digital readout has been assembled, tested, and used by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The VSA meter is installed in a portable van laboratory that also contains a digital computer for automatic logging of gravity, magnetic, and ship's velocity information. Two years of testing and use of the VSA gravity meter at sea are summarized.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Grant NSF-GA-1454, and Grant NSF-GA-12204. Also available in Journal of Geophysical Research, V77 N11, pp 2018-2033, 10 April, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Bowin, C
    • Aldrich, T C
    • Folinsbee, R A
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WHOI-Contrib-2658 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-66-C-0241, N00014-70-C-0205
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM