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.
- 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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods Hole, MA USA
- Bowin, C
- Aldrich, T C
- Folinsbee, R A
- Publication Date: 1972-6
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Accelerometers; Gyrocompasses; Navigation devices; Navigational aids
- Old TRIS Terms: Navigation equipment
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- 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