barometric altimeter


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barometric altimeter

[bar·ə′met·rik al′tim·əd·ər]
(engineering)
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Zhou, A micro barometric altimeter with applications in altitude-holding flight control for MAVs, Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 2004, pp.1039-1041.
This true 1080p HI) machine features Wi-Fi, GPS capabilities, an accelerometer, and barometric altimeter.
But the InReach Explorer is also a global positioning system (GPS) navigation and tracking tool as well, equipped with digital compass, mapping capacities, barometric altimeter and accelerometer (which indicates heading and bearing and facilitates the tracking mechanism of the unit).
Other features include image stabilization, an accelerometer, a barometric altimeter, a rugged, durable and water-resistant body and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which will record up to 3 hours at 1080p.
The GPS is capable of tracking distance and speed and the watch packs in a barometric altimeter for elevation data.
Time, number of animals, Loran C position and compass heading, barometric altimeter reading, sea state, visibility, and behavioral notes for each sighting were recorded manually.
Instead, after the aircraft reaches the final approach fix, the pilot descends to a minimum descent altitude (MDA) using the barometric altimeter for vertical guidance.
Get lightning-quick performance, and indispensable new features including a 3-axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter, and much more map memory.
The SCADC is a vital component in that it receives inputs from the pitotstatic system, which in turn drives the barometric altimeter and airspeed indicator, both of which are critical instruments for the aircrew.
A pedometer measures the footsteps, and a barometric altimeter measures air pressure to calculate how far up the subject has moved inside a high rise.
"A lot of pilots don't fully understand how their barometric altimeter works."