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The '''PresMat Barometer''' measures the current atmospheric pressure.
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The '''PresMat Barometer''' measures the current atmospheric pressure. In [[career|career mode]], it is available with [[Survivability]], at level 3 of the [[technology tree]]. As of {{Version||0.24.2}}, it had "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and [[physicsless part]].
  
 
== Usage ==
 
== Usage ==
Displays atmospheric pressure to five significant figures, while active. A pressure below 0.0001 atm is shown as vacuum by the sensor. Lower atmospheric pressures markedly reduce lift and drag induced by the [[atmosphere]], and cause a small change in [[Specific impulse|engine efficiency]].  
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It shows pressure in kPa units. A pressure below 0.0001 atm is shown as vacuum by the sensor. Lower atmospheric pressures markedly reduce lift and drag induced by the [[atmosphere]], and cause a small change in [[Specific impulse|engine efficiency]].
  
While it is activated, the barometer drains 0.0075 [[Electric Charge]] per second (0.45 E/m, 27 E/hr).
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While it is activated, the barometer drains 0.0075 units of [[Electric Charge]] per second (0.45 {{mark|echu}}/m, 27 {{mark|echu}}/hr).
  
The PresMat cannot be used to earn [[science]] while in a vacuum or a very thin atmosphere.
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While in previous versions the PressMat could not be used to earn [[science]] in a vacuum, in 1.0 this was changed. The PresMat can now do science nearly anywhere.
  
== Description ==
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== Product description ==
 
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|A device for measuring the local atmospheric pressure. Warranty void if exposed to air
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|A device for measuring the local atmospheric pressure. Warranty void if exposed to air.
 
|Probodobodyne Inc.}}
 
|Probodobodyne Inc.}}
  
 
== Changes ==
 
== Changes ==
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* Changed tech from Engineering 101 to Basic Science.
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* Changed costs.
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* Mass halved, max temp reduced from 3200 K to 1200 K.
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* Can now do science in vacuums.
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* "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
 
* "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
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;[[0.22]]
* Added Functionality
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* Added functionality
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;[[0.18]]
* Initial Release
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* Initial release
  
 
{{Parts}}
 
{{Parts}}
 
[[Category:Environmental sensors]]
 
[[Category:Environmental sensors]]
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[[Category:Science]]

Latest revision as of 12:17, 18 October 2016

PresMat Barometer
Part image
Environmental sensor by
Probodobodyne Inc
Radial size Radial mounted
Cost (total) 880.00 Funds
Mass (total) 0.01 t [N 1]
Drag 0.2 [N 1]
Max. Temp. 1200 K
Impact Tolerance 8 m/s
Research Survivability.png Survivability
Unlock cost 2 200 Funds
Since version 0.18
Part configuration sensorBarometer
Experiment Atmospheric Pressure Scan
Electricity required 0.0075 ⚡/s

  1. 1.0 1.1 The mass and drag are from the part config, but the game handles it massless/dragless.


The PresMat Barometer measures the current atmospheric pressure. In career mode, it is available with Survivability, at level 3 of the technology tree. As of 0.24.2 , it had "PhysicsSignificance = 1", making it a zero drag and physicsless part.

Usage

It shows pressure in kPa units. A pressure below 0.0001 atm is shown as vacuum by the sensor. Lower atmospheric pressures markedly reduce lift and drag induced by the atmosphere, and cause a small change in engine efficiency.

While it is activated, the barometer drains 0.0075 units of Electric Charge per second (0.45 ⚡/m, 27 ⚡/hr).

While in previous versions the PressMat could not be used to earn science in a vacuum, in 1.0 this was changed. The PresMat can now do science nearly anywhere.

Product description

A device for measuring the local atmospheric pressure. Warranty void if exposed to air.

Probodobodyne Inc.

Changes

1.2
  • Changed tech from Engineering 101 to Basic Science.
  • Changed costs.
1.0
  • Mass halved, max temp reduced from 3200 K to 1200 K.
  • Can now do science in vacuums.
0.23.5
  • "PhysicsSignificance = 1" added. The part now has 0 mass and drag, despite the listed values.
0.22
  • Added functionality
0.18
  • Initial release