GB591019A - Improvements in or relating to remote indicating compasses - Google Patents

Improvements in or relating to remote indicating compasses

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GB591019A
GB591019A GB932845A GB932845A GB591019A GB 591019 A GB591019 A GB 591019A GB 932845 A GB932845 A GB 932845A GB 932845 A GB932845 A GB 932845A GB 591019 A GB591019 A GB 591019A
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currents
craft
pitch
angle
accordance
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GB932845A
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Charles Stanley Hudson
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C19/00Gyroscopes; Turn-sensitive devices using vibrating masses; Turn-sensitive devices without moving masses; Measuring angular rate using gyroscopic effects
    • G01C19/02Rotary gyroscopes
    • G01C19/34Rotary gyroscopes for indicating a direction in the horizontal plane, e.g. directional gyroscopes
    • G01C19/36Rotary gyroscopes for indicating a direction in the horizontal plane, e.g. directional gyroscopes with north-seeking action by magnetic means, e.g. gyromagnetic compasses

Abstract

591,019. Magnetic tests and measurements. HUDSON, C. S. April 13, 1945, No. 9328. [Class 37] In a remote indicating compass for aircraft, ships, &c., the two components of the earth's magnetic field are obtained irrespective of the position in space of the magnetic elements of the compass. As shown, four sine-cosine potentiometers 1, 2, 3, 4 are employed with centre-tappings and brush connections and electromagnetic pick-ups adapted to be rigidly attached to the craft, are used to produce currents proportional to the three components of the earth's field along the vertical, pitch and roll axes of the craft. These currents are fed respectively to potentiometers 1, 2, 4 and by means of a vertical gyroscope the potentiometer brushes 11, 12, 13, 14 are operated in accordance with the angle of roll of the craft and brushes 15, 16 in accordance with the angle of pitch. The resultant currents proportional to the two required horizontal components are transmitted to amplifiers 22, 23 so as to produce signals in the coils 18, 21, positioned as shown, to give a compass heading on the indicator 19 corresponding to the vector sum of the two currents. In an alternative arrangement (Fig. 2, not shown), three induction regulators are used with their input field windings connected to the pick-ups and their rotors operated by the gyroscope in accordance with the angle of pitch and roll so as to induce currents in the rotor windings proportional to the two required horizontal components.
GB932845A 1945-04-13 Improvements in or relating to remote indicating compasses Expired GB591019A (en)

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Cited By (7)

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US2597125A (en) * 1945-04-18 1952-05-20 Bendix Aviat Corp Earth induction system
US2597135A (en) * 1945-04-18 1952-05-20 Bendix Aviat Corp Earth induction system
US3628254A (en) * 1970-04-01 1971-12-21 Sperry Rand Corp Nonpendulous flux valve compass system
US3936949A (en) * 1973-01-02 1976-02-10 Grouzet Static non-swinging course determining device on a vehicle
US8629836B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2014-01-14 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability
US9261978B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2016-02-16 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices and methods
US10159897B2 (en) 2004-11-23 2018-12-25 Idhl Holdings, Inc. Semantic gaming and application transformation

Cited By (11)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2597125A (en) * 1945-04-18 1952-05-20 Bendix Aviat Corp Earth induction system
US2597135A (en) * 1945-04-18 1952-05-20 Bendix Aviat Corp Earth induction system
US3628254A (en) * 1970-04-01 1971-12-21 Sperry Rand Corp Nonpendulous flux valve compass system
US3936949A (en) * 1973-01-02 1976-02-10 Grouzet Static non-swinging course determining device on a vehicle
US8629836B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2014-01-14 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability
US8937594B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2015-01-20 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability
US9261978B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2016-02-16 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices and methods
US9298282B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2016-03-29 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability
US9575570B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2017-02-21 Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. 3D pointing devices and methods
US9946356B2 (en) 2004-04-30 2018-04-17 Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc. 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability
US10159897B2 (en) 2004-11-23 2018-12-25 Idhl Holdings, Inc. Semantic gaming and application transformation

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