sine potentiometer

sine potentiometer

[′sīn pə‚ten·chē′äm·əd·ər]
(electronics)
A potentiometer whose direct-current output voltage is proportional to the sine of the shaft angle; used as a resolver in computer and radar systems.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.