Bit of a long-shot here, but does anyone have access to the "Electronic Design" magazine (the one Bob Pease used to have a column in) archive?
I'm looking for a series of designs for solid-state anemometers submitted by a reader.
All I can remember about the articles is that the writer was a US academic, and the designs typically used four transistors arranged on a flat plate at the apexes of a triangle, with one in the centre as a reference.
The designs would have been submitted no later than 2002, but more likely in the late 1990s. (someone at a company I left in 2002 had a subscription, and I used to flick through them over lunch) - I know there is an online archive, but I don't know how good the search tools are, or how well-indexed it is.
Fingers crossed, thanks for reading.