The turbulent and variable character of wind, and its silent generation, makes it difficult to reproduce in the laboratory. A few standard wind machines have been built, but they are large, expensive, and inaccessible to many designers. This paper describes a simple technique to measure the effectiveness of microphone windshields without the need for such a device. It is based on real-time comparison methods and real wind. The technique has given statistically reliable and useful results. The paper gives an example of the performance measurement for a new product.:
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