telemeter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n telemeter any scientific instrument for observing events at a distance and transmitting the information back to the observer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Telemeter A measuring instrument which sends the information obtained from its sensors by radio to a distant station, usually to be recorded there; also, the complete system including measuring instrument, transmitter, and receiver. Such instruments are used, for example, to measure conditions in space or in other locations difficult of access for humans observers, or merely to allow one observer to monitor conditions in many places simultaneously.
    • Telemeter An instrument used for measuring the distance of an object from an observer; as, a telescope with a micrometer for measuring the apparent diameter of an object whose real dimensions are known.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n telemeter An instrument for determining distances in surveying, in artillery practice, etc. Sometimes the whole apparatus, sometimes the angle-measuring part only, and sometimes only the graduated rod to be observed at a distance is called a telemeter. When such a rod is used the amount subtended by a fixed angle is observed.
    • n telemeter An apparatus for recording electrically at a distance the indications of a physical or meteorological instrument. The essential features of several systems are as follows. On each side of the index of the instrument is an electric contact-point carried on an insulated arm. When contact is made by a movement of the index, a current is established, which goes to the receiver and sets in motion there a train of mechanism which moves a dial-needle or registering-pen in the same sense as the motion of the original needle of the transmitter. When this has been effected, a return current is set up, which moves the electric, contact-points of the transmitter a distance of one scale-division away from their position of contact with the needle, and all the other electrical parts are restored to their original condition. The instrument is then in readiness for another change in the actuating instrument. Three wires between the receiver and transmitter is the smallest number by which the requisite operations can be effected. This electrical registering apparatus is adapted to transmitting time, or the indications of any instrument whose changes are shown by an index.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Telemeter tē-lem′e-tėr an instrument for fixing distances in surveying, &c
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. far + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. tēle, far, metron, measure.

Usage

In literature:

This telemeter was one of the first that was tried in our military ports, and gave therein most satisfactory results.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 363, December 16, 1882" by Various
In this paper, read before the British Association, the author explained that the "Telemeter System," invented by C.L.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
A telemetering device took care of that.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Can smell out trouble like a telemetered alarm system.
"Stand by for Mars!" by Carey Rockwell
The inside telemetered equipment, of course, was self-powered.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
His first experience with it had been in making permanent records of telemetered signals from rockets.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In news:

"Give Your Machines a Voice™"- That's exactly what MEI intends to do this year with its latest telemeter, the EASITRAX® Advance™ 5000.
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In science:

To fully telemeter the event rate of 2 × 105 c/s from a bright source, comparable in intensity to the Crab nebula, will require a telemetry rate of the order of 10 Mbps.
Relativistic Astrophysics Explorer
Through its 3 antenna stations (Goldstone, California; Madrid, Spain; and Canberra, Australia), the DSN communicates directly with the Chandra spacecraft, uplinking commands and down-linking telemetered science and engineering data.
Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO):Overview
From the spacecraft, through the DSN, the OCC receives the telemetered data, converts its format, extracts the engineering stream, and analyses the engineering data.
Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO):Overview
The difference signal that results is telemetered to the ground every 0.5 seconds.
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