Advances in Aerial Gravity 1963–1964

  1. Hyman Orlin
  1. Lloyd G. D. Thompson and
  2. Charles S. Hawkins

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM009p0028

Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas

Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas

How to Cite

Thompson, L. G. D. and Hawkins, C. S. (1966) Advances in Aerial Gravity 1963–1964, in Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas (ed H. Orlin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/GM009p0028

Author Information

  1. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, L. G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusctts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1966

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900094

Online ISBN: 9781118664018



  • Aerial Gravity;
  • Aircraft instrumentation;
  • Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories (AFCRL);
  • Askania-Graf meter;
  • C-130 and KC-135 aircraft;
  • Worden miniature meter


Continuing research at AFCRL (Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories) during 1963 and 1964 produced a C-130 and a KC-135 aircraft modified and instrumented for aerial gravity measurements, a new stabilized platform for airborne gravity meters, a new configuration of the LaCoste-Romberg gravity meter on the new stabilized platform with new transistorized electronics, a new revision of the Askania-Graf gravity meter on a stabilized platform with new transistorized electronics, a digital magnetic tape recording system for both of the above meters and for the Air Profile Recorder, and a new Worden miniature digital airborne gravity meter.