wavemeter


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wavemeter

[′wāv‚mēd·ər]
(engineering)
A device for measuring the geometrical spacing between successive surfaces of equal phase in an electromagnetic wave.
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Before these signals began both broadcast and amateur waves were uncertain and often wavemeters disagreed violently.
* Sensors (strain gauges, accelerometers, inclinometers, pressure sensors, wavemeters and wave radars) to detect both environmental conditions (wave period, height and direction) and the structural and operating behaviour of the ship;
The evolution of pulsed frequency measurements started with manual measurements using wavemeters and has evolved into instruments that can automatically profile the frequency with a pulse.