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Telemetry Transducer Handbook

Report Number: WADD TR 61-67 Vol. I, Revision I
Author: Fisher, H. F., Jr
Corporate Author: Radiation Melbourne FL
Laboratory: AF Flight Dymanics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Pages: 773
Contract: AF 33(616)-8309
Project: 4107
Task: 410719
AD Number: AD0421951

As a result of studies conducted by the Air Force and others it became apparent that there was a need for a comprehensive collection of data on telemetry transducers. The Telemetry Transducer Handbook has been prepared in an effort to present information and data useful to the transducer user. The material has been prepared in two volume with general instrumentation information in Volume I and detailed transducer specification data in Volume II.

Volume I consists of technical information on telemetry systems, transducer fundamentals, applications, testing and calibration techniques and facilities. Volume II consists of a listing of transducer manufacturers, complete data (with photographs and outline drawings) on several hundred transducers (over 700 with Supplements 1, 2, and 3), descriptions of transducer research and development programs and an index to the instrument data sheets.

Section I of Volume I discusses in detail the characteristics of the transmission system and its relation to transducers and telemetry systems. References 1 through 119 pertain to Section 1 discussion offering a guide to more specialized investigation of the many aspects of telemetry systems. Section II covers the fundamentals involved in various physical measurements and how these fundamentals are employed in the general design of transducers. Measurements of displacement, strain, pressure, fluid flow, rotary speed, fuel quantity, ac power, acceleration, temperature, shock and vibration and thrust are discussed. Section III offers general information and examples in the application of telemetry transducers. Testing and calibration techniques and facilities available are presented in Sections IV and V. A list of performance reports available from NBS offers some evaluation information on telemetry transducers.

The List of References, Section VI, groups all references cited in Sections I - V in the numerical order of their appearance in the text. An extensive bibliography is presented in Section VII. There are 835 listings. An index to the bibliography is also included. Appendix material is included in Section VIII. There is a glossary of terms, IRIG Telemetry Standards definitions of many basic physical effects and principles related to transducer design, and detailed data on acceleration, temperature and thrust measurement fundamentals.

The Table of Contents in Volume I also includes Volume II Contents, This includes all material in the original Volume II plus Supplements 1, 2, and 3.

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